Ages 4 to 6

The following programs are currently offered for children ages 4 to 6. Please check back periodically, as new classes and programs will become available.
  • Summer Zoo Camp - Ages 4 & 5
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      Amazing Animals

      Welcome to the wonderful world of Amazing Animals! This class covers how animal movements, patterns, textures, and diets reflect some of the world's most spectacular examples of life in our animal kingdom. Join us as we explore daily themes through tours and more.

      Registration fee: $150 for Members, $180 for non-members. Monday-Friday

      Half-Day Session times:

                                                                           Drop Off                                                    Pick Up

      Morning Session            9 a.m. (camp starts promptly at 9:15 a.m.)                    Noon

      Or

      Afternoon Session          1 p.m. (camp starts promptly at 1:15 p.m.)                   4 p.m.


      Before and After Care are available for this class at a rate of $10 per session on select weeks (June 16, July 7, and July 28th). Pre-register only. If you are interested in also enrolling your child in Before and After Care, please call the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528.

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      *Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member rate is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Summer Zoo Camp, Half Day - Ages 6 & 7
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      Home Sweet Home

      Whether it's a sloth in the South American rainforest, a cheetah in the African savanna, or a black bear in the North American temperate forest, animals make their homes in some wild places. Join us for the Home Sweet Home half-day Zoo Camp for children ages 6 and 7 as we explore some of the most unique habitats on Earth and the animals that call them home.  Each day we explore a new part of the Zoo, get crafty, and meet some of these amazing animals up close.

      Registration fee: $150 for Members, $180 for non-members. Monday-Friday

      Half-Day Session times:

                                                                           Drop Off                                                    Pick Up

      Morning Session            9 a.m. (camp starts promptly at 9:15 a.m.)                    Noon

      Or

      Afternoon Session          1 p.m. (camp starts promptly at 1:15 p.m.)                   4 p.m.


      Before and After Care are available for this class at a rate of $10 per session on select weeks (June 16, July 7, and July 28th). Pre-register only. If you are interested in also enrolling your child in Before and After Care, please call the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528.

      register

      *Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member rate is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Summer Zoo Camp, Full Day - Ages 6 & 7
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      Home Sweet Home

      Whether it's a sloth in the South American rainforest, a cheetah in the African savanna, or a black bear in the North American temperate forest, animals make their homes in some wild places. Join us for the Home Sweet Home half-day Zoo Camp for children ages 6 and 7 as we explore some of the most unique habitats on Earth and the animals that call them home. Each day we explore a new part of the Zoo, get crafty, and meet some of these amazing animals up close. 

      Registration Fee: $230 for Members, $280 for non-members. Monday-Friday

      Full-Day Session Times    Drop Off: 9 a.m. (camp starts promptly at 9:15 a.m.)       Pick Up: 4 p.m.

      Before and After Care are available for this class at a rate of $10 per session on select weeks (June 16, July 7, and July 28th). Pre-register only. If you are interested in also enrolling your child in Before and After Care, please call the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528.

      register

      *Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member rate is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy Child & Family - Ages 6-Adult
    • gentoopenguin_2Wildlife Academy Child & Family - Ages 6-Adult
      These classes allow children and adults to share the wonders of wildlife together through
      unique programs that incorporate live animals, biofacts, and crafts.

      All About Penguins
      Saturday, Septemeber 20, 2014- 9:30  am – 11 am
      $32 per person ($25 with member discount)

      Join us in the Water's Edge Event Space for a special presentation with Katy Wozniak, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s penguin expert. Katy will give you the inside scoop on caring for these cool birds. After breakfast, get an up close look at the Zoo’s penguins while you watch a feeding session. This program is appropriate for ages
      6 and up (no younger participants, please). Space is limited and preregistration online is required.

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Field Trips
    • field trip 1The Zoo offers a wide variety of options for your group's field trip. With tailored options for age groups from preschool to college level, your school, organization, or recreational group can plan an exciting experience for your Zoo outing.

      Please see the course offerings for young audiences below, and then, refer to the complete field trip PDF for all the forms you will need to schedule your trip, including all the information you need about our class offerings, policies, admission, lunches, souvenirs, and overnight trips.

      Preschool Programs

      Class Length: 45 minutes

      Class Size: Maximum 15 students, 4 adults per classroom (unless otherwise noted)

      Dates Available: Monday through Friday, September through June 1

      Furry Friends

      Children will discover furry and fuzzy animals in this gentle introduction to the wonderful world of mammals.

      Color Zoo

      Journey through a rainbow of colors in the animal kingdom as children discover the many patterns and shades of the natural world.

      Zoo Moves

      Animals can move in ways people can only imagine moving--birds soar above the treetops, monkeys swing from branch to branch, sea turtles swim through the oceans. Learn how gorillas knuckle-walk, snakes slither, and rabbits hop in this fun-filled exploration of animal movement.

      Super Senses

      Children will explore how animals use their special senses to help them survive and compare their senses to our own.

      Sizing the Seas

      Explore aquatic life both big and small as we learn about creatures of the sea.

       

      Kindergarten Programs

      Class Length: 45 minutes

      Class Size: Maximum 30 students, 4 adults per classroom

      Dates Available: Monday through Friday, September through June 1

      Zoofari

      Take a fun trip around the world without ever leaving the Zoo! Students will learn about animals from the steamy rainforest, the searing African savanna, the colorful coral reefs, and the familiar North American forests.

      Aquaventures

      Discover aquatic wildlife and explore underwater habitats, such as the freezing waters of the poles, warm coral reefs, busy kelp forests, and the vast open ocean. This program takes place in the PPG Aquarium.

      Polar Bears & Penguins

      Learn about the two most beloved animals from each pole. Find out how polar bears and penguins live in the extreme conditions at the ends of the earth and what it is like in the Arctic and Antarctic environments.

      Programs for Grades 1-3

      Class Length: 45 minutes

      Class Size: Maximum 30 students, 4 adults per classroom

      Dates Available: Monday through Friday, September through June 1

      Pennsylvania Pride

      This class introduces students to the wonderful variety of wildlife that lives in Pennsylvania. The Students will focus on animals found in their own backyards and learn that conservation begins at home.

      Polar Quest

      Discover how polar bears, walruses, and sea otters survive in their frigid Arctic habitats by exploring their unique adaptations.

      Working Wild

      Find out what it is like to work at the Zoo. Through small group rotations and live animal visits, your students will explore what a variety of staff members, including zookeepers and zoo veterinarians, do everyday.

      It's a Jungle Out There

      Students are invited on a special journey into the world's tropical rainforests. The class focuses on both the rainforest as a habitat and what life is like for the animals that live in the ecosystem.

      Coral Critters

      From the tiniest of crustaceans to the ocean's top predator, a vast array of animals depend on coral reefs for essential resources. Students will investigate how coral animals build a reef and learn about some of the amazing and unique animals that call the reef home. This program takes place in the PPG Aquarium.

      African Adventures

      Discover how the circle of life applies to the creatures that live in the African savanna.

      Penguin Pals (Available September through April only)

      Penguins are fascinating animals. Come study these amazing creatures as they swim, dive, and waddle through their Zoo home. This program takes place in the PPG Aquarium.

      Email any questions you may have to learn@pittsburghzoo.org.