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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
Big or Small, Let's Find Them All!

Learning about sizes is more fun when you include animals. Join us for a journey through the zoo to find some of our largest and smallest critters. We'll see and touch a variety of animals and try out some fun games. This course includes admission into the zoo 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
3-5 Jul 8 - Jul 8 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
600880
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Jul 8 - Jul 8 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
601036
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! We'll also become paleontologists to examine real 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
3-5 Jul 28 - Jul 28 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
603463
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Aug 11 - Aug 11 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
603584
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
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
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.

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

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
Playdate with Nature: I Like Dirt

Messy, yes. Fun, absolutely! We'll dig, swirl, and slop as we explore the different textures of mud with our senses. A change of clothes is recommended. 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.

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

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Aug 31 - Aug 31 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
599718
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: The Bee's Knees

Knees, eyes, and noses- bees have all these too! We'll compare bees to humans as we build our very own bee friends and even taste honey right from the comb. 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 Aug 10 - Aug 10 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
599716
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Toadally Frogs

Leap into a frog's life as we discover what they eat, where they like to hide, and explore how they blend into their world. We'll even get a chance to meet a new friend who is 'toadally' amazing. 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.

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

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Jul 20 - Jul 20 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
599715
Instructor: introduced in class
Tail Tales

What?s the tale behind that tail? Why do animals have tails? We?ll tour the zoo to look at the tails of monkeys, wallabies, and more! We?ll even listen to a song and story all about tails.This course includes admission into the zoo 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
3-5 Aug 12 - Aug 12 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
600881
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Aug 12 - Aug 12 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
601025
Instructor: introduced in class

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