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

Adult, Family and Youth Programs

Adult and Youth Programs

Indianapolis Prize Girls in Science with Indianapolis Prize winner, Dr. Amanda Vincent and Science Communicator, Danni Washington
sponsored by Raytheon

Sept. 26 (1-3:30pm) • members $35 and $40 nonmembers  • Ages 10-14

An opportunity to meet these two extraordinary women working to save the world’s oceans. This unique program is targeted for girls ages 10-14 years and will include a chance to speak with the conservationists, participate in a short program on ocean life and experience a behind the scenes tour. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and spaces are limited. Sign up now!

Zoo Careers for Middle and High School Students

Nov. 13 (9-11:30am) • members $35 and nonmembers $40 

Interested in learning more about careers at a zoo? Participants will learn about the various careers it takes to run a zoo. Program includes a behind the scenes tour to see how a zoo works. Sign up now! 

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Design a Succulents Terrarium

Oct. 7 • 6-7:30pm • $175 members, $185 nonmembers

Come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvre while creating a planting of succulents to take home! Scott Sullivan, award-winning landscape designer and Curator of Horticulture at the Indianapolis Zoo, will lead you in designing a terrarium of succulents that you can take home. All materials will be provided. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Family Twilight Adventure

Fall 2021 • Oct. 22 • 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Create memories with your family in this special program for family groups. Families will explore the Zoo, participate in some fun family activities and take a tour behind the scenes.

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.

 

$35 members / $40 nonmembers
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.

Ages 6-8 years

Birds – Oct. 9 (9-11:30am)
SOLD OUT! Mammals – Nov. 6 (9-11:30am)
SOLD OUT! Sharks, Rays & Eels – Feb. 19 (9-11:30am)

Ages 9-12 years

SOLD OUT! Big Cats – Oct. 23 (9-11:30am)
Arctic Fox and Other Cold Weather Animals – Nov. 20 (9-11:30am)
Marine Mammals – Feb. 26 (9-11:30am)

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$35 members / $40 nonmembers
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: $20 members/$25 nonmembers.

    Sold Out! Alligators – Sept. 9 or 10 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out! Tigers – Oct. 4 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out on Nov. 3! Bears – Nov. 3 or 4 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out! Who will guide my sleigh? – Dec. 1 or 2 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out on Jan. 6! Fishy Friends – Jan. 6 or 7 – 9:30-11am
    Animals on the Move – Jan. 26 or 27 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out! Penguins – Feb. 3 or 4 – 9:30-11am
    Sold Out on Feb. 17!Turtles & Tortoises – Feb. 17 or 18 – 9:30-11am

     

  • 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: $25 members/$30 nonmembers.

    Alligators & Friends – Sept. 13 or 14 – 9:30-11:30am
    SOLD OUT! Forest Friends – Oct. 25 – 9:30-11:30am
    Cold Weather Critters – Nov. 10 or 11 – 9:30-11:30am
    An Orangutan Night Before Christmas – Dec. 8 or 9 – 9:30-11:30am
    All the Furry Things – Jan. 13 or 14 – 9:30-11:30am
    Watery World – Jan. 19 or 20 – 9:30-11:30am
    Animals Big & Little – Feb. 9 or 10 – 9:30-11:30am
    Meerkats & Friends – Feb. 24 or 25 – 9:30-11:30am

     

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.