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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. 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 Nov 26 - Nov 26 10:00am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
609734
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 10 - Feb 24 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619115
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Mar 8 - Mar 22 10:30am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619116
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
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. 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
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Mar 10 - Mar 24 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
619113
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
Children in Harmony

Share the beauty of autumn with your child as you create beautiful works of art from nature! Make a fall nature mandala to hang in your window, nature paint brushes to create a colorful painting, and stretch with some nature yoga! 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 Sep 28 - Sep 28 10:30am - Noon John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
613009
Instructor: introduced in class
Christmas Around the World

Enjoy the wonders of the holiday season as you travel through the pyramids and learn about traditions from around the world. See and smell different plants associated with Christmas - cinnamon, peppermint, rosemary, frankincense and myrrh. Top off this exciting program with a holiday craft and pot a plant to take home. Program fee includes one adult and child admission. Adult attendance is required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend if at all possible.

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
- Dec 4 - Dec 4 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Adult
$29.00
611732
Instructor: introduced in class
- Dec 21 - Dec 21 10:15am - 12:15pm Muttart Conservatory Adult
$29.00
611733
Instructor: introduced in class
Christmas Wishes

We?ve been making our list and checking it twice, and all the animals have been on their best behaviour! Now the Zoo needs your help to prepare some of their gifts and make their Christmas wishes come true. What do you think is on the animals wish lists? You?ll have fun exploring the zoo meeting different animals and preparing all kinds of Christmas treats.

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 Dec 23 - Dec 23 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
609761
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 Adult
$29.00
619476
Available Nov-01-2017
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
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
Dinosaur Adventures

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 Nov 23 - Nov 23 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
613008
Instructor: introduced in class
Hoot and Holler

What sound does the owl make? And how about the snake? Let's meet some animals up close and practise making our own animal noises. 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 Nov 4 - Nov 25 10:30am - 11:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
609731
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 Adult
$29.00
619479
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
Little Boo at the Zoo

Come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! We?ll visit some creatures that come out at night, and meet a few critters up close. Bring your favourite costume and join us on our Halloween adventure! 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
2-5 Oct 29 - Oct 29 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
609732
Instructor: introduced in class
2-5 Oct 29 - Oct 29 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
609733
Instructor: introduced in class
Mother Goose Rhyme Time

From Baabaa Blacksheep, to Hickory Dickory Dock, we'll explore the zoo using these fun rhymes. Each week we'll start off with a new Mother Goose rhyme and then we'll meet some of their featured animals up close! Your child will sing, dance, and meet some amazing animal friends. 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 Nov 2 - Nov 16 10:00am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
609729
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 Feb 3 - Feb 3 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
619117
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Apr 14 - Apr 14 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
619118
Available Nov-01-2017
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
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Cool Critters

Rabbits turning white? Frozen frogs?! We are going to take a look at some cool critters and how they are getting ready for the change in season! 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 Nov 9 - Nov 9 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
613007
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
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Leaf to It

We?ll leave no leaf unturned as we discover the beauty of leaves in the fall. We?ll pretend we are leaves, create our own leaf masterpieces and explore the colors! 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 Oct 12 - Oct 12 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
613003
Instructor: introduced in class
Playdate with Nature: Silver Snowflakes

Silvery frost on the ground, and snowflakes dancing in the air... let's celebrate the calm and serenity of the season together! 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 Jan 11 - Jan 11 10:30am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
619599
Available Nov-01-2017
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
Available Nov-01-2017
Instructor: introduced in class

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