Onsite Programs

Looking for something different to do at the zoo? Join us for one of our community programs!

Zoo Tiny Tots 

We are excited to offer another session our favorite program for toddlers and their grown-ups this fall! 

We are excited to offer another session our favorite program for toddlers and their grown-ups this fall! Bring your 2-4 year old for a fun educational program facilitated by zoo staff as we learn about animals. Come join us on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 AM for a story, animal encounter, and craft!

We believe that children learn through play so our Zoo Tiny Tots curriculum is written to guide parents in fun activities aligned to the Kansas Early Learning Standards. Families are invited to stay for facilitated play time at the end of the program.  

When registering, you only need to register your student! Our price includes kiddos and their adults!

Cost: $15

Register here!

Dates and themes:

  • August 12: Turtle Tales
  • August 26: Froggy Fables
  • September 9: Fishy Fairytales
  • September 23: Skunk Stories
  • October 7: Llama Logs
  • October 21: Halloween Haunts

Job Shadowing

Is your teen interested in getting involved in the zoo field? Contact our education coordinator to schedule a day to come shadow a zoo professional and learn how to get started in the zoo world.

This program is a 1-time experience that typically lasts 1-2 hours. 

Cost: free!

Zoo Crew

Coming Back Soon!

You asked and we listened! This year we are offering a new program for future zookeepers in 3rd through 5th grades. Participants will get to experience what it is like to be a zookeeper through hands-on projects, live-animal experiences, tours, crafts, and more!

Choose individual sessions or sign up for the whole series!  

Dates: TBD

Time: 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM 

Cost: TBD

Registration Information: coming soon

Each participant will also need a medical release form signed by a guardian before the start of the program. 

Porcupine looking at the camera
Llama & Boy
Girl & Otter

Questions? Email sierra.wood@hutchgov.com.