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Early Childhood

NEW: Zoo Sprouts!

The Houston Zoo values connecting kids to the natural world. We understand how important it is, when selecting a program, to consider a child’s development milestones. For this reason, our professional educators have three tailored tracks for your child to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals.

Members – $20 (ticket includes 1 child and 1 adult)
Non-Members – $38 (ticket includes 1 child and 1 adult)

Zoo Sprouts! Special Edition: Mommy and Me

Mother’s Day is that opportunity to celebrate the special bond between Mothers and their children! From sea lion pups, TJ and Max, perfecting how to swim and eat fish to our feisty baby elephant, Joy, getting a lesson on how to use that trunk, catch a glimpse of some adorable little ones and learn all about the nurturing ways of their animal moms. Then join us for Mother’s Day themed sensory play in our outdoor classroom.

    • 18-23 Months – Thursday, May 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 am 
    • 2-3 Years – Friday, May 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 am                         SOLD OUT!
    • 4-5 Years – Friday, May 25 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Zoo Sprouts! 18 to 23 Months

Zoo Sprouts! 2 to 3 Years

Zoo Sprouts! 4 to 5 Years

Exploration Checklist:

Are you ready to go on a Zoo Sprouts! adventure? Check out this list of helpful tips to be prepared to participate in our Zoo Sprouts! programs.

    • Clothing – Zoo Sprouts! is all about exploration! Sometimes we get a little dirty, so make sure you and your child wear clothes that can get messy, or bring a change of clothes.
    • Age Appropriate – Siblings are welcome in any class for an additional fee, however please keep in mind that activities are geared toward children of the program’s age group and may not contain age- appropriate activities for children outside that range.
    • Weather – Zoo Sprouts! love all types of weather and programs will take place rain or shine! However, if there is inclement weather and the class must be canceled, individuals will be contacted directly and a full refund will be issued.
    • Cancellations – We understand that sometimes unexpected things occur. Guests who provide a written notice of cancellation to on or before one week (7 days) prior to the program date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.