Ages 4 to 6

The following programs are currently offered for children ages 4 to 6. Please refer to our complete Fall/Winter 2014 Wildlife Academy Brochure for all of our upcoming courses and offerings. Please check back periodically, as new classes and programs will become available.
  • Wildlife Academy Family Workshop - All Ages
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      Family Fun and Animal Friends

      Fee: Members $8/person ages 2 and over
             Non-members $14/person ages 2 and over
      Date:
               Saturday, September 27th   10 am - 12 pm
               Saturday, September 27th    1 pm - 3 pm
               Sunday, September 28th  10 am - 12 pm
               Sunday, September 28th   1 pm - 3 pm

      The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is fun for kids of all ages! Bring the whole family (siblings and infants are permitted in this program) and join us for a day dedicated to "What's new at the Zoo." Songs, storytelling, crafts, and close encounters with our education animals will bring this class to life

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      *Please note, if you are a member you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. The member rate will be displayed when you click "Update Cart".  Please confirm that the member rate is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy Zoo Kids- Ages 4 & 5
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      (Class for a Child with an Adult)

      Focus: Animals at Play
      Length of class: 1 ½ hours

      Fee: Members $19, Non-members $25
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

      Date:
            Thursday, September 25     10 am
            Friday, September 26       10 am
            Saturday, September 27     10 am
            Saturday, September 27      1 pm
            Sunday, September 28       10 am
            Sunday, September 28        1 pm 

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

       

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      (Class for a Child with an Adult)

      Focus: Creepy Creatures
      Length of class: 1 ½ hours

      Fee: Members $19, Non-members $25
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.
      Please bring a pumpkin large enough to paint but small enough to carry!

      Date:
            Thursday, October 16    10 am
            Friday, October 17      10 am
            Thursday, October 23     1 pm
            Friday, October 24       1 pm
            Friday, October 31      10 am

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

       

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      (Class for a Child with an Adult)

      Focus: Birds
      Length of class: 1 ½ hours

      Fee: Members $19, Non-members $25
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

      Date:
            Thursday, November 20     10 am
            Friday, November 21       10 am
            Saturday, November 22     10 am
            Saturday, November 22      1 pm
            Sunday, November 23       10 am
            Sunday, November 23        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

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      (Class for a Child with an Adult)

      Focus: Ocean Animals
      Length of class: 1 ½ hours

      Fee: Members $19, Non-members $25
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

      Date:
            Thursday, December 11     10 am
            Friday, December 12         10 am
            Saturday, December 13     10 am
            Saturday, December 13      1 pm
            Sunday, December 14       10 am
            Sunday, December 14        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy - Ages 6 & 7
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      Focus: Arctic Animals
      Length of class: 2 hours

      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27
      Fee includes one child and one adult. Fee also includes Zoo admission. For each additional child of the same age or adult, add $8 per person.

      Date:
            Saturday, November 1      10 am
            Saturday, November 1      1 pm
            Sunday, November 2        10 am
            Sunday, November 2        1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

       

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      (Class for Child Only)

      Focus: Animal "Super Powers"
      Length of class: 2 hours (includes tour)

      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27
      Date:
            Saturday, December 6     10 am
            Saturday, December 6     1 pm
            Sunday, December 7       10 am
            Sunday, December 7       1 pm

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Wildlife Academy Child & Family - Ages 6-Adult
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      Monarchs:  Migration and Tagging Butterfly_Hatching©2009PaulSelvaggio-80098

      Sunday, October 5th, 2014 - 1 pm - 4 pm
      $21 per person ($15 with member discount)

      Learn about the mysterious 3,000 mile migration of the Monarch butterfly. Be a citizen scientist and get a hands-on experience tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies. Learn how to help protect and conserve these fascinating and beautiful animals. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up (no younger participants, please). Space is limited and preregistration online is required.

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.

  • Safari Scholars (Homeschool Program)
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      Safari Scholars is a special educational opportunity for Homeschooled and Cyber-Schooled students ages 5-12. The Fall 2014 Semester begins September 29th. For more information, please refer to our Safari Scholars Brochure.

      registration      Ages 5&6

      registration      Ages 7-9

      registration     Ages 10-12

      Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org for more information.

      Please note: you will not see the member's rate until you sign in, enter student/parent information and click the "Update Cart" button!

  • Field Trips
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      The Zoo offers a wide variety of options for your group's field trip. With tailored options for age groups from preschool to college level, your school, organization, or recreational group can plan an exciting experience for your Zoo outing.

      Please see the course offerings for young audiences below, and then, refer to the complete field trip PDF for all the forms you will need to schedule your trip, including all the information you need about our class offerings, policies, admission, lunches, souvenirs, and overnight trips.

  • Storytime at the Zoo - Ages Infant - 5
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      Fee per class: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person
      Class length: 30 minutes
      Date:
           Monday, October 6
           Monday, November 3
           Monday, December 1
           Monday, January 5

      This exciting class series is a great way for your child to meet new friends and experience the natural world through story time. Held on the first Monday of each month, these 30 minute classes provide a gentle introduction to zoo animals.

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      Please note, if you are a member, you must sign in using the tab in the upper right-hand corner of the page after you click the "register online" button in order to receive your member discount. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out.