Critter Classes

AGES: 5-7 YEARS



Nothing brings out the natural curiosity of a child the way animals do!  With Critter Classes, your child will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, up-close and hands-on.  Each class focuses on a different animal group.  Games, crafts, and age-appropriate STEM (Science,  Technology, Engineering, Math) activities will engage and entertain, letting learning happen naturally.  Each session includes a live animal encounter and an animal artifact.  Supervised outings to zoo exhibits may be included, weather permitting.  This program is for ages 5 to 7 years old (sorry, no exceptions).

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2022 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Topic Status
February 5 10:00-11:00am Lizards OPEN
March 5 10:00-11:00am Bugs OPEN
April 2 10:00-11:00am Wallabies OPEN
October 1 10:00-11:00am Owls Registration opens summer 2022
November 5 10:00-11:00am Frogs & Toads Registration opens summer 2022
December 3 10:00-11:00am Chinchillas Registration opens summer 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Critter Class sessions are scheduled with the following protocol in place:

-All sessions are drop-off only.  

-Masks are required of all participants for the duration of the program.

-Class capacity is reduced to assist with social distancing efforts.  

-Please see your reminder email, or contact us, for the most current information, as COVID-19 parameters must remain fluid and will be adjusted as necessary based on guidance from the CDC, ISDH, and TCHD.

Questions? Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov

2022 Critter Classes Fees

$18 per session, Non-Members (Members save 15%)


Advance registration required.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend.  

To register:

Visit our online registration portal through CivicRec to browse and register for current programs.

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New Membership orders are processed as quickly as possible, but there may be a delay of 7-10 business days.  If you are registering for a program, please contact us at zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov to expedite Membership processing.