Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

Lil' ZooSchool

Introducing Lil’ ZooSchool, an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 4-5) and their grown-ups to play, discover, and learn. Join us as we explore different animals and their habitats together. Each class will include a story time, animal encounter, and take-home craft.

Classes will meet from 9:30-10:30am in the H. Earl Hoover Education Center.

$10 per child for members
$12 per child for non-members
Park admissions not included*

Register for 4 classes and receive $5 OFF your entire total with discount code is LZS2020.

February 28
Animal ABCs: A is for African Wild Dog
Learn all about the amazing African Wild Dog, ​also a called Painted Dog because of their uniquely colored fur and how they are also called a Painted Dog because of their uniquely colored fur. Come ready to get messy as you paint your own African Wild Dog!

March 13 and 27
The Very Hungry Zoo
Herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore, oh my! Children will learn how animals eat a healthy, balanced diet just like humans. We will have a special tour of the Nutrition Center during the class.

April 3 and 24
Mighty Minis
Over 90% of the earth's creatures are insects! Children will discover the difference between bugs and spiders as they buzz, wiggle, and zoom like a mighty mini.

May 1 and 15
Lil’ Vet
Special doctors called veterinarians take care of the animals at the Zoo. Children will dress up like a Lil’ Vet, explore how to take care of a pet, and meet one of our veterinarians during a tour of the Hospital.

For more information please contact Emily Culhan, or call 760-346-5694 ext.2502

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