Preschool Programs ~

Parents and grandparents, explore nature and wildlife with your little ones! These hands-on programs (for children 2-4 years old) are designed using the Content Standards and Learning Criteria for West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten. Each program is one hour in length and includes crafts, songs, and much more!

2020 Spring Preschool Programs

  • Hop To It photo

    Hop To It

    April 8th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    The Easter Bunny isn’t the only animal that hops. Meet our resident hoppers, play a hopping game based on shapes and colors, then decorate your own jumping frog!

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  • Egg-cellent  photo


    April 22nd 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Learn about that all the different types of animals that hatch from eggs, and meet a few, too! Go on an egg scavenger hunt and make a hatching chick craft.

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  • Nuts About Nature photo

    Nuts About Nature

    April 29th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    There’s so much to learn from the outdoors! Meet some ambassador animals that are part of our local wildlife and mold animal tracks from play-dough. Then, we’ll venture off into the woods and see what we can discover.

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  • Spots and Stripes photo

    Spots and Stripes

    May 6th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Many animals have cool patterns to help them camouflage. Create zebra stripes of your own with shaving cream and play a game to match the pattern to the animal. Meet one of our striped ambassador animals, too!

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  • Pollinator Power photo

    Pollinator Power

    May 20th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    What would we do without pollinators?! Discover how much we can thank these creatures for. Sing a bumblebee song while we make a craft that demonstrates the pollination process. Then, we’ll check out the zoo’s pollinator garden to see what types of plants and animals we can find!

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  • See You Later Alligator photo

    See You Later Alligator

    May 27th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    See the zoo’s resident alligator and create a chomping gator of your own! Test your “fish-catching” skills and try to “cross a swamp.”

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Program Admission

  • $18.54 per program (one child and one adult)
  • $8.75 each additional sibling

*Pricing plus applicable taxes and fees. Additional adults must pay zoo admission. Additional zoo member adults admitted free.

Parent’s Guide


Questions? Contact our Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4068.