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Caterpillar Club

Three carefully selected tracks of curriculum lead your child on their nature journey from 12 months up to 5 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!

Program Price: $15 per person (member) / $20 per person (non-member)

Please note that registrations are set up as combo tickets for 1 adult and 1 child. If you need to purchase a single ticket for an additional adult or child, please email us at EdPrograms@littlerock.gov.

Program Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Please note: Participants are welcome to enjoy the rest of the Zoo after the program concludes. Admission comes with your program ticket, but no early admissions.   

Note: At least 1 child and 1 adult should be registered together. Classes are capped at 20 participants.

12 -23 Months Old

It’s sensory learning time! We’ll explore how to interact with nature and animals in this 60 minute class. Activities include story time, themed discovery bins, and tactile exploration of furs, feathers, or other biofacts before meeting an ambassador animal up close!

  • January 21st –Bonkers for Birds *** Registration for the January program has closed. ***
  • February 4th–Curious Cats        *** Registration for the February program has closed. ***
  • March 5th–Butterfly Bonanza Combo Ticket
  • April 1st–Penguin Party Combo Ticket
  • May 6th–Turtle Tots Combo Ticket

2-3 Years Old  

A is for Anteater, B is for Bear. Join us as we follow the alphabet to see what animals call the Zoo home! Activities include story time, alphabet themed activities, a visit from an ambassador animal, as well as free-play with nature items.

  • January 14th–A is for Anteater      *** Registration for the January program has closed. ***
  • February 11th–B is for Bear         *** Registration for the February program has closed. ***
  • March 11th–C is for Cheetah  Combo Ticket
  • April 8th–D is for Dinosaur (and their descendants!)  Combo Ticket
  • May 13th–E is for Elephant Combo Ticket

4-5 Years Old

Continue your nature adventure here! In this program, children ages 4-5, and their favorite adult, learn about animals and their different adaptations by investigating what they eat, how they move, and what is special about their appearance.  Activities include themed games, nature play, a take home craft, and a creature feature with an ambassador animal.  

If you have questions, please send an e-mail to EdProgams@littlerock.gov

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Little Rock, AR 72205

501-661-7200

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