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.
  • Winter Mini-Camp - Ages 5-9
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      Dates:  December 29, 30, 31, 2014
      Time:  10am - 3pm each day
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      Fee per day: Members $27, Non-members $33
      or for all 3 days: Members $75, Non-members $93

      Winter Mini-Camp is a five-hour program that focuses on the beauty and magic of nature. Children can choose to participate for one, two, or all three days. Participants will learn about a new topic each day through live animal visits, craft projects, and exciting Zoo tours.

      December 29 - Adaptation Artistry (meet our red panda, Xia)
      December 30 - Animals Who Love Winter (including a special penguin encounter)
      December 31 - Animal All-Stars (including the Zoo's Noon Year's Eve celebration)

      Online registration is now available. Please register carefully as we cannot offer refunds for overpayment. 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. Member discounts will not be shown until you click "Add to Cart". There is no discount code for this program. Please confirm that the member discount is shown in your cart before you enter credit card information and check out. There is a $1/session convenience fee added to each registration. 

      To register for one or two days, please click on the appropriate age button below:

      Age 5 One or Two Days     Age 5 one or two days

       

      Age 6&7 One or Two Days     Age 6 & 7 one or two days

       

      Age 8&9 One Or Two Days    Age 8 & 9 one or two days


      To register for all three days, please click on the appropriate age button below:

      Age 5 All Three Days    Age 5 all three days

       

      Age 6&7 All Three Days    Age 6 & 7 all three days

       

      Age 8&9 All Three Days    Age 8 & 9 all three days

       

      Please contact learn@pittsburghzoo.org or call 412-365-2528 with any questions. 

  • Wildlife Academy Zoo Kids- Ages 4 & 5

    • Feathered Friends Merlin
      (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 a.m.
            Saturday, November 22     10 a.m.
            Sunday, November 23       10 a.m.
            Sunday, November 23        1 p.m.

      registration

      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.

       

      Oceans of Fun California_Sea_Lion_7- in the PPG Aquarium
      (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 a.m.
            Friday, December 12         10 a.m.
            Saturday, December 13     10 a.m.
            Saturday, December 13      1 p.m.
            Sunday, December 14       10 a.m.
            Sunday, December 14        1 p.m.

      This program will take place in the PPG Aquarium!

      registration

      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.

       

      Camouflage CrittersBall_Python

      Focus: Camouflage
      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, January 22     10am
           Friday, January 23     10am
           Saturday, January 24     10am
           Saturday, January 24      1pm
           Sunday, January 25     10am
           Sunday, January 25      1pm

      registration

      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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      Focus: Desert 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, February 19     10am
           Friday, February 20     10am
           Saturday, February 21     10am
           Saturday, February 21       1pm
           Sunday, February 22     10am
           Sunday, February 22     1pm

      registration

      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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      Focus: Animal movement
      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, March 19     10am    
           Friday, March 20     10am
           Saturday, March 21     10am
           Saturday, March 21      1pm
           Sunday, March 22     10am
           Sunday, March 22       1pm

      registration

      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.

       

      Marvelous MomsBlack rhino mom & baby

      Focus: Animal parenting
      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, April 16     10am
           Friday, April 17     10am
           Saturday, April 18     10am
           Saturday, April 18     1pm
           Sunday, April 19     10am
           Sunday, April 19      1pm

      registration

      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
    • Please note whether classes are for child & adult, or child only!

      Zooper Heroes Haylee Fennec Fox - 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

        register

      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.

       

      Birds of a Feather - Child OnlyGentooPenguin_2

      Focus: Birds
      Length of class: 2 hours (includes tour)
      Fee: Members $21, Non-members $27
      Date:
           Saturday, February 7     10am
           Sunday, February 8     1pm

      register

      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.

       

      Turtle-rific-Child & AdultTurtle and boy

      Focus: Turtles
      Length of class: 2 hours (includes tour)
      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, March 7     10am
           Sunday, March 8     1pm

      register

      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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      Butterfly_Hatching©2009PaulSelvaggio-80098Please check back soon for more exciting programs!

       


  • 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 for Fall 2014 is closed!  


      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 each age group, your school, organization, or recreational group can plan an exciting experience for your Zoo outing.

      Please review the following brochures for complete program offerings:

      Preschool Learning Adventures

      Kindergarten Learning Adventures

      Grades 1-3 Learning Adventures

      When you are ready to schedule a Learning Adventures field trip program, please refer to the field trip PDF for all the information you need about our class offerings, policies, admission, lunches, souvenirs, and overnight trips, and complete the Field Trip Reservations Form found on page 9 or 10 of the document.

      Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or learn@pittsburghzoo.org with any questions.

      Sorry, online registration is not available for Learning Adventure Programs.

  • 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, 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.

      register

      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.