Youth and Family Programs
From preschool to adults, we have something for everyone!

Adult, Family and Youth Programs

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Marine Mammal Trainer for Adults with Lisa Oland

Aug. 28 (9-11:30am)

Cost: members $40 and nonmembers $50

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a marine mammal trainer? Come learn from Lisa Oland, senior marine mammal trainer at the Indianapolis Zoo. Over her 28 years with Zoo she has worked with a variety of animals from dolphins and sea lions to tigers and red pandas. She will be speaking about her career at the Zoo and her work specifically with marine mammals including dolphins, sea lions and walrus. Participants will have an opportunity to meet Lisa, hear about her work and have a special behind-the-scenes experience. This program is for adults 18 years and older.

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Family Twilight Adventure

Summer 2021 • July 16

Cost: $40 per person for members, $50 for nonmembers.

Create memories with your family in this special program for family groups. You will participate in a variety of different activities – a safari walk to see some African animals, experience our version of “star watching” and even have a s’more snack.

Additional  Information and Requirements

• Guests must be at least 6 years old to attend.
• At least one adult must attend with each family.
• Your program fees include Zoo and White River Gardens admission, parking fees, and all activities.
• Your family will be joined by others. The maximum number of participants is 45.
• Please note that the Zoo reserves the right to change any programming as necessary.

 

Saturday Science

Our Saturday Science programs allow youth to dig deeper on a topic related to the Zoo. These programs include hands on activities, Zoo visits and behind the scenes tours.

6-8 Crocodilians & Other Reptiles – Jul 17 (9-11:30am)

9-12 Alligators & Crocodiles – Aug 21 (9-11:30am)

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Jungle Juniors Preschool Program

Jungle Juniors preschool programs are a great way to begin youngsters ages 3-5 years on journey to discover and learn about the world around them. Each program includes hands-on activities, animal artifacts, a Zoo walk, and a story or craft.

These programs are designed for children to work one-on-one together with a parent or caregiver. With every paid child, one adult is admitted free and is required to stay for the program. For registration assistance or questions, please email us at edustaff@indyzoo.com for the fastest response.

  • Ages 3 and 4

    These programs are designed for children to work one-on-one together with a parent or caregiver. With every paid child, one adult is admitted free and is required to stay for the program. To ensure that each preschooler has the best experience possible, parents must make alternate childcare arrangements for any siblings who are not signed up for the class.

    3-4 Single Sessions

    Cost: $25 members/$30 nonmembers.

    Butterflies – May 12 9:30-11am SOLD OUT

    Rainforest Animals – Aug. 13 9:30-11am SOLD OUT

  • Ages 4 and 5

    These programs are designed for children to work one-on-one together with a parent or caregiver. With every paid child, one adult is admitted free and is required to stay for the program. To ensure that each preschooler has the best experience possible, parents must make alternate childcare arrangements for any siblings who are not signed up for the class.

    4-5 Single Sessions

    Cost: $30 members/$35 nonmembers.

    Bugs & Butterflies – May 7 9:30-11:30am SOLD OUT

    Rhinos – Aug. 6  9:30-11:30am SOLD OUT

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Spaces are limited, so register now! For registration assistance or questions, please email us at edustaff@indyzoo.com for the fastest response.