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

Adult, Family and Youth Programs

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.

    Ocean Critters – March 12

    Butterflies – April 5

    Rainforest Animals – Aug. 12

  • 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.

    Crazy Fish – March 3 or 5

    Bugs & Butterflies – April 12 or 14

    Rhinos – Aug. 5

Sign Up for Jungle Juniors Preschool Programs

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

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Indianapolis Prize Girls in Science presented by Raytheon
Featuring Lisa Oland

March 13 9-11:30am for ages 12-16

Senior trainer, Lisa Oland has worked at the Zoo for 28 years. She has worked with a variety of animals from dolphins and sea lions to tigers and red pandas. One of her biggest roles has been her work with walrus. Only a handful of people in the world have as many years of experience working with these amazing pinnipeds. She will be speaking about her career at the Zoo and her work specifically with walrus. Meet Lisa, hear about her work and have a special behind-the-scenes experience.

$35 members/$40 nonmembers

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Saturday Science Programs

Cost: $35 Members/$40 nonmembers

Learning more about the natural world around us is all about science! With the Zoo’s Saturday Science program, kids can investigate zoological situations by utilizing the scientific method. During this small group program participants will observe, question and explore areas of the Zoo … and have fun while they’re at it!

These programs are for children only and are drop-off programs.

Registration is open now!

6-8 year olds:

Dolphin – Feb. 20 –  9-11:30am – SOLD OUT

9-12 year olds:

Marine Mammals – Feb. 27 – 9-11:30

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Family Twilight Adventure

Summer 2021 - coming soon!

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

Spend time with your family in this special evening program at the Zoo. Families will explore the Zoo, participate in some fun family activities, take a tour behind the scenes and partake in a special family treat.

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.