Early Childhood

Family-Based Education

Early Childhood

The Oklahoma City Zoo's family-based education programs offer a wonderful way for the whole family to have fun while exploring and learning together!

Pre-registration required seven days in advance of program date. Click on program date for self-registration or call Shea at 405-425-0218 for enrollment help.

Nature Explorers Preschool (3-5)

Using the Zoo’s natural setting, Nature Explorers Preschool focuses on developing the “whole child” -- i.e., cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development. Curriculum increases direct contact time with the outdoors through discoveries about the Zoo plants and animals. Children ages 3, 4 and 5 will have daily zoo explorations, interactions with “animal ambassadors” in the classroom, and participate in special events.


Cub Club (2-5)

Bring your little cub as we learn about zoo animals through lessons, crafts, discovery stations, and/or guided zoo tours. 

  • Time: 10:00am-11:00am

  • Price per child/adult pair: $12/member, $15/non- member

  • Age limit: 2-5 years

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