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Early Childhood Programs

We value connecting families with the natural world. Through mindful program development that is centered on play, exploration, and discovery, we can nurture curiosity and wonder with even our youngest Zoo guests!

Our educators offer programs opportunities for you and your child to discover the Zoo and our amazing animals. When designing these offerings, we understand how important it is to consider a child’s developmental milestones –and of course their interests –as they grow.


These tailored tracks lead your child on their nature journey from 12 months up to 4 years old. Designed for early learners and their grown-ups, these 60-minute programs require a minimum of one caregiver to attend per child. Classes will be held indoors during the colder months and transition to outdoor locations as it warms up!

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Join us on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1-2pm in the Blue and You Sensory Garden! We will be hosting outdoor programs designed to cultivate curiosity and wonder of nature that surrounds us every day.  We will explore the world right outside our door, under our feet, and in the sky.  This program is designed for families with younger children but is open to all who wish to cultivate their own curiosity and wonder of the world around.

Nature Play Pop-Ups are free with Zoo admission.

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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