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Animal & Nature Awareness - Infant/Pre-school

 

Animal Photo Safari

Join us for a special tour at the Edmonton Valley Zoo filled with many photo opportunities and a chance to go behind the scenes! A zoo staff will arrange unique opportunities to get closer to some amazing animals. All photographic skill levels are welcome.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16 and up Jun 7 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 8:30pm Attractions Program Office - VZ Adult
$36.00
561722
Instructor: introduced in class

Dinosaur Adventures

Dinosaur crafts, dinosaur dancing, and dinosaur adventures! Be a paleontologist as we search for hidden dinosaur eggs, chip out a toy dinosaur from rocks, and examine fossils. Discover the world of dinosaurs through active play and have a gigantically good time! All children attending must register. Adult attendance is optional.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 May 25 - May 25 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$25.00
560174
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 May 26 - May 26 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$25.00
570064
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Jul 29 - Jul 29 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
566180
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Jul 29 - Jul 29 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
570656
Instructor: introduced in class

Frogs and Logs

Leap into a frog's life as we search for what they eat, where they like to hide, and discover how they blend into their world. We'll make our very own frog hat, meet a little froggy friend, and even see if he's hungry! All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jul 5 - Jul 5 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$25.00
566191
Instructor: introduced in class

Jurassic Journey

Take a step back in time and search for dino-sized plants on your journey through the pyramids. We'll touch trees dinosaurs ate for dinner, do some dinosaur dancing, and even make our own leaf fossils to take home! The Feature Pyramid will have a dinosaur-themed show to explore, too. You'll top off this program by planting a dino-riffic plant to care for yourself. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jul 24 - Jul 24 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566187
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Aug 21 - Aug 21 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566188
Instructor: introduced in class

Little Hatchlings

Touch a tortoise, tickle a bunny, and ruffle some birds' feathers. Each week your child will see and touch a few critters. It's a social and discovery time for both your child and you. Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 May 12 - May 26 9:30am - 10:15am Attractions Program Office - VZ Child
$45.00
561713
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 May 12 - May 26 10:45am - 11:30am Attractions Program Office - VZ Child
$45.00
561714
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Jun 4 - Jun 18 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561716
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Jun 4 - Jun 18 10:45am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561717
Instructor: introduced in class

Monkey Business

Swing over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and visit our primate pals! Discover how apes are different from monkeys, find out what lemurs like for lunch, and more! We'll practice moving and talking like monkeys, play a monkey-themed game, and make a fun craft to take home! Adult attendance is optional.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 May 28 - May 28 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
561718
Instructor: introduced in class

My Pet Rock

Have your kids been begging you for a pet? How about a pet rock; the pet that leads to creativity, imagination, and fun! Join us in finding, naming, and decorating your very own pet rock. We'll explore the trails around the Nature Centre, read a story about choosing the best pet rock, play games, and even take a family portrait with you and your pet rock! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Apr 20 - Apr 20 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$20.00
560175
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Aug 25 - Aug 25 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$20.00
566185
Instructor: introduced in class

Super Seeds

Seeds are magical! We'll learn what seeds need to grow, observe them as they transform into baby plants, find out what seeds we eat for dinner, and even make music with seeds! To continue learning at home, your little sprout will plant mystery seeds to take with them. Fee includes adult and child admission. Adult attendance is optional. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jun 21 - Jun 21 10:00am - 11:30am Muttart Conservatory Child
$20.00
561499
Instructor: introduced in class

Tasty Treats

Where do bananas come from? What foods grow in the desert? Join us on a hunt through Muttart for delicious fruits and sample a buffet of tasty treats that come from plants growing under our pyramids. Top off your exciting morning by potting an edible plant to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Aug 10 - Aug 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566186
Instructor: introduced in class

Turtle Tots

During this three week course we offer a 1 hour class each week featuring special animal visitors in our classroom, songs and movement. From armadillos to lizards, we'll see and touch a variety of animals as we explore the Zoo's exotic treasures. Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 May 7 - May 21 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561715
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 May 7 - May 21 11:00am - Noon Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561721
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Jun 14 - Jun 28 12:30pm - 1:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561719
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Jun 14 - Jun 28 2:00pm - 3:00pm Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
561720
Instructor: introduced in class

Wiggly Worms and Bug-tastic Bugs

How do bugs and worms help plants at the Muttart Conservatory grow? Find out during this hands-on program! See the pyramids through an insect's eyes, feed our wiggly worms, and learn how worms can turn our garbage into nutritious soil. You'll top off this program by planting a seedling in soil made by our resident worms. Fee includes adult and child admission. Adult attendance is optional. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 May 26 - May 26 2:00pm - 3:30pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$20.00
561498
Instructor: introduced in class