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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 Acrobats

Come explore how animals move with your toddler! Slither like a snake, prowl like a tiger, and leap like a lemur! We'll sing songs, play games, and meet some animals to help us learn all about these animal acrobats. It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you.

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 9 - Jun 9 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
625063
Instructor: introduced in class
Bugs That Help Us

How do bugs and worms help plants at the Muttart Conservatory grow? Find out during this hands-on program! See the pyramids through a ladybug's eyes, check out our wiggly worms, and learn how they can turn our garbage into nutritious soil. You'll top off this program by planting a seedling to take home and nurture. 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 24 - May 24 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
625311
Instructor: introduced in class
Cub Club - Animal Chatter

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. Cub Club is a three week program for 1-2 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! 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 Apr 5 - Apr 19 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
625068
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 May 10 - May 24 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
625069
Instructor: introduced in class
Cub Club - Animal Senses

Discover the world through the eyes of an animal! Join us for a series of hands-on an exciting experiences as we learn about a new sense every week. Let's learn about animals with a great sense of smell, hearing, and eyesight! We'll see and touch a variety of animals and try out some fun games. Cub Club is a three week program for 1-2 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! 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 1 - Feb 15 10:00am - 10:45am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619112
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Mar 10 - Mar 24 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619113
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 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 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
3-5 Jan 11 - Jan 11 10:15am - Noon Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
619476
Instructor: introduced in class
Dinosaur Adventure

What dinosaurs lived in Edmonton? Which dinosaur had the longest teeth? How big were dinosaurs? We'll find the answers to these questions as we 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 Jan 25 - Jan 25 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
619569
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 Mar 31 - Mar 31 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
625064
Instructor: introduced in class
2-5 Mar 31 - Mar 31 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
625065
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
3-5 Mar 15 - Mar 15 10:15am - Noon Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
619479
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
3-5 Apr 14 - Apr 14 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
619118
Instructor: introduced in class
Plant Babies

Plants grow up, too! We'll learn what seeds need to grow, see how they change into baby plants, find out which seeds we eat for dinner, and even make some music with seeds! To continue learning at home, your little sprout will plant some seeds and a seedling to take with them. 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 21 - Jun 21 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
625312
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: By the Small Small Pond

Fine day for a POND dip! Digging, exploring and creating is the name of the game as we find out what nature has to offer in this hands-on, guided play 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 Jun 21 - Jun 21 12:30pm - 1:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
625893
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Come Back Birds!

Is it almost time? Help us call the birds back from their winter holiday! 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.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Mar 15 - Mar 15 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
619590
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: I Heart Nature

Have a Valentine's playdate with nature! Let's play in the snow, and share the love of nature with our friends! 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.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Feb 15 - Feb 15 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
619597
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Through the Tall Tall Grass

Let's look through the grass and see what we can find! Digging, exploring and creating is the name of the game as we find out what nature has to offer in this hands-on, guided play 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 17 - May 17 12:30pm - 1:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
625866
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: With the Big Big Rocks

Rocks, fossils, sand, NATURE! Digging, exploring and creating is the name of the game as we find out what nature has to offer in this hands-on, guided play 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 Apr 12 - Apr 12 12:30pm - 1:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
625865
Instructor: introduced in class
St. Patrick's Day at the Zoo

Did leprechauns visit the zoo? Let?s look for their clues! We?ll make some cool green gifts for the animals to join in our fun and meet some critters 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 Mar 17 - Mar 17 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
619119
Instructor: introduced in class
We DIG Dinosaurs

A dino-sized adventure for kids! Learn what dinosaurs lived in our River Valley and how big they really were as we become junior paleontologists. Hunting for dinosaur clues, moving like the dinosaurs and dino diggging are all included in this amazing adventure. All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult 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 Apr 12 - Apr 12 12:30pm - 2:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
625864
Instructor: introduced in class
Zoo Tots - Amazing Animal Abilities

Touch a tortoise, tickle a bunny and ruffle some birds? feathers. Each week of this program will explore a different theme: super speed, shells & spikes, and flight! It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you. Zoo Tots is a three week program for 2-4 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! 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 Apr 8 - Apr 22 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
625066
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 May 10 - May 24 1:00pm - 2:00pm Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
625067
Instructor: introduced in class
Zoo Tots - 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. Zoo Tots is a three week program for 2-4 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! 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 10 - Feb 24 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619115
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Mar 8 - Mar 22 10:30am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619116
Instructor: introduced in class

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