Preschool

****** Due to concerns related to COVID-19, preschool programming is temporarily suspended. ****** These classes are designed specifically with your preschooler in mind as they transition from toddlers to kindergartners! Through child-directed exploration, play, and age-appropriate activities, we'll discover the Zoo’s amazing animals and their habitats.

Creative Critters

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Do you love to color and draw? Well, we do! Throw in some animals and we'll definitely have fun! The Kansas City Zoo would like to welcome Young Rembrandts to preschool story time. In this 45-minute class, we'll read a story, learn about some animals and enjoy a step-by-step drawing class. By the end of class your preschooler will have their own animal art masterpiece. Classes will be held once a month on select Wednesday afternoons.

$15
per child
FOTZ members receive a 10% discount

Goodnight Zoo

Programming is temporarily suspended.

This exciting evening program is designed for your little ones ages three to five years old. Enjoy a night of exploration stations, songs, educational games and activities, themed lessons, crafts, snack, and animal encounters at the zoo. You can wear your jammies and even bring your favorite stuffed animal. 

$20
per child
Adults will be charged a fee of $5.

Critter Club

Programming is temporarily suspended.

Join our preschool science hour for children ages three to fie and their chaperones. Each class we highlight an animal-related topic with songs, stories, crafts, an animal encounter, and a brief science/animal lesson. Plus every session includes a carousel ride (weather permitting).

$10
per child
FOTZ members receive a 10% discount

Storytime STEM

Programming is temporarily suspended.

What do books and science have in common?  Storytime STEM!  If you love science and are looking for a fresh new take, this is the class for you. In each class, we'll look at different science concepts, couple them with stories, and get hands-deep in experimentation. We have everything from kitchen chemistry, physics, states of matter, weather, animals and more!  Your preschooler will have a blast!  Classes will be held once a month on select Thursdays afternoons.

$7
per child
FOTZ members receive a 10% discount
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