John Ball Zoo

Sprouts Series

Sprouts Series are for the youngest zoo enthusiast. These classes are designed for the child only and offer a fun, enriching learning environment where 3 and 4 year olds can explore the animal world. Classes include songs, games, a zoo tour, an up-close animal encounter, a craft activity, a light snack and more. Class sizes are strictly limited to provide a safe and fun learning environment. Student to teacher ratios are 5:1. **All children must be completely self-sufficient in the bathroom. Diapers and pull-ups are not permitted. 

$18/Member/class  $20/Non-Member/class  Thursday's & Friday's, 9:00am-11:30am

Register  *Registration for Spring will open February 1, 2017

Spring 2018

March 8, 9: Do You See What I See?
We'll use our eyes to learn all about creatures that stand out and ones that hide using colors and patterns. 
March 15, 16: What's That Smell? 
Just because an animal has a small nose doesn't mean it can't smell. Join us on our quest to discover who has the best snout in the zoo. 
March 22, 23: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Shhh, we'll put our eats to work as we venture through the zoo listening for different animal sounds. We'll learn who's got the biggest ears and discover some with no ears at all.
March 29, 30: Taste That Texture!
We won't taste any critters (other than maybe a few animal crackers)! This is the day we discover who has a taste for; fruits, vegetables, bugs, meat, or maybe a little bit of everything. We'll also explore the texture of some animals - who's slimy, scaly, furry, and prickly.