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It's a real jungle out there! Jump into the exciting adventures of the animal kingdom; run wild in the amazon jungle; do the dinosaur rock! Endless hours of fun and learning await your young ones as they hop, skip and let loose during our many engaging programs. Adventureland, here we come!

Animal Alphabet

We?ll tour the zoo with the ABC?s as our guide. First we?ll practice our ABC?s the we?re off to encounter animals of all kinds. `A? is for armadillo, `B? is for bird, what other creatures will the alphabet take us to find? It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 May 4 - May 18 1:00pm - 2:00pm Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
601130
Instructor: introduced in class
Animal Chatter

Have you ever wondered how animals talk to each other? What is that tiger roaring about or the owl hooting about? This program will explore how they 'talk' to each other. Join us for a fun-filled time where participating children will discover what animals are communicating, through smell, facial expressions and sounds. 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.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 May 13 - May 13 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
595012
Instructor: introduced in class
Animal Colours and Textures

Soft as a rabbit or rough as a lizard! We?ll use our fingers to discover the different textures that animals come in. Do their colours blend in? Or stand out? We?ll use our eyes to find out. See and touch a variety of animals and try out some fun games each week. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 Feb 2 - Feb 16 10:00am - 10:45am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
588935
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Mar 11 - Mar 25 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
588936
Instructor: introduced in class
Animal Opposites

Learning about opposites is super fun with the help of the Zoo?s animals. We?ll see animals big and small, fast and slow, and fluffy and scaly. We'll sing songs, play games, and meet some animals to help us learn the ins and outs of opposites! It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Feb 11 - Feb 25 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
588937
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Mar 2 - Mar 16 10:30am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
588938
Instructor: introduced in class
Chicken Little Puppet Play Performance

'The sky is falling! The sky is falling!' It's springtime and a little baby chick is discovering a brand new world. There's lots of music and even a surprise or two as our baby chick tries to save his barnyard friends from the falling sky. Kaybridge Puppets, led by award winning artists Kate and Maralyn Ryan, use their unique style of performance and decades of experience to bring classic tales to life with a ton of music, colourful characters, audience participation and, of course, giggles! All children attending must register and be accompanied by a registered adult. Children under 2 are free with a registered older child and registered adult. Admission to the Tegler Discovery Zone is not included.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Mar 30 - Mar 30 11:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre GENERAL
$0.00
Adult
$6.75
589521
Instructor: introduced in class
Cool Carnivores

Discover which of our carnivores love the cold! We?ll visit the tigers, arctic foxes and more, to learn how they survive the winter. On the way we?ll practice leaping like snow leopards and hopping like hares. We?ll examine carnivore teeth and fur, and meet a couple of our small carnivores up close. Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be going outside for part of this program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jan 14 - Jan 14 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
588941
Instructor: introduced in class
Dino Plants

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! You'll top off this program by planting a dino-riffic plant to care for yourself. Adult attendance is required. We kindly ask that unregistered siblings not attend.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Jan 12 - Jan 12 10:15am - Noon Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
589637
Instructor: introduced in class
Dinosaur Adventure

Did dinosaurs live in Edmonton? Which dinosaur had the longest teeth? How big were dinosaurs? We'll have more excitement than even a T. rex could handle as we learn through play and answer these questions and many more! For even more fun, we'll become paleontologists, examine real dinosaur fossils, find our own toy dinosaurs, and even do some dinosaur dancing! 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.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Feb 8 - Feb 8 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
589523
Instructor: introduced in class
Dinosaur Adventures

Did dinosaurs live in Edmonton? Which dinosaur had the longest teeth? How big were dinosaurs? We'll have more excitement than even a T. rex could handle as we learn through play and answer these questions and many more! For even more fun, we'll become paleontologists, examine real dinosaur fossils, find our own toy dinosaurs, and even do some dinosaur dancing! All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult. Adults should be prepared to take part in program activities.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jun 27 - Jun 27 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
598616
Instructor: introduced in class
Egg-Stravaganza

Hop on over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for an exciting adventure as we explore the zoo in search of where the easter bunny has hidden its eggs! Perhaps the wolves buried the eggs or the lemurs hid them high in the trees! Bring your favorite egg collecting basket and your bunny gear to help us find all of our eggs.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-5 Apr 15 - Apr 15 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
595014
Instructor: introduced in class
2-5 Apr 15 - Apr 15 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
595013
Instructor: introduced in class
Ladybugs & Friends

Join us to learn more about our little spotted friends and how beneficial bugs help our gardens grow. We'll play games, make a ladybug craft, and take home a plant that we pot ourselves! We'll even help the conservatory's plants stay healthy by releasing some beneficial insects. Program fee includes one adult and child admission. Adult attendance is required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
- Mar 16 - Mar 16 10:15am - Noon Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
589638
Instructor: introduced in class
Little Plant Helpers

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 required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend. Please bring a snack for your child in case we stop for a short snack break during the program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 May 25 - May 25 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$27.00
598618
Instructor: introduced in class
Magic 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 required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend. Please bring a snack for your child in case we stop for a short snack break during the program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jun 22 - Jun 22 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$27.00
598619
Instructor: introduced in class
Neat Feet

Furry, Scaly, or feathered? Two, Four, or none at all? Discover why animals have the feet they do and see some of them up close! Let?s stomp, tiptoe, and scurry through the zoo like the animals do. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 May 4 - May 18 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
601124
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Big and little Bugs

Big bugs, little bugs, red bugs, blue bugs. We'll explore the Nature Centre's trails to see how many we can find then we'll create our very own buggy works of art using mud. Come play, explore, and discover with your child on a playdate with nature. The wonder of nature provides opportunities for imagination, freedom, and creativity, with digging, building, art, and a chance to meet others in the community. Please dress for the weather, activities will run rain or shine. All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult. Adults should be prepared to take part in all program activities. Admission to the John Janzen Nature Centre is included.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Jun 29 - Jun 29 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
599713
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Everyone Needs A Rock

Round, square, or even flat; everyone needs a rock! We'll explore the trails around the Nature Centre to find our own special rock friend, play games, and participate in an interactive story all about rocks. Come play, explore, and discover with your child on a playdate with nature. The wonder of nature provides opportunities for imagination, freedom, and creativity, with digging, building, art, and a chance to meet others in the community. Please dress for the weather, activities will run rain or shine. All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult. Adults should be prepared to take part in all program activities. Admission to the John Janzen Nature Centre is included.

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Jun 8 - Jun 8 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
599712
Instructor: introduced in class
Teeth, Claws and Quills!

Want to meet some tough animals and find out how they survive life on the wild side? In this course we?ll take a look at how animals protect themselves and take a closer look at their defenses. Join us to meet a few animals up close, practice chasing our prey, and find out if some of these critters are actually friendly and fuzzy on the inside!

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

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Feb 4 - Feb 4 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
588939
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Apr 8 - Apr 8 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
588940
Instructor: introduced in class

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