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Our Zoos will be closed for all-staff events on the following dates:
Tuesday, Feb. 7: Stone Zoo Closed  •  Thursday, Feb. 9: Franklin Park Zoo Closed
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zoo kids

ZooKids is designed to spark curiosity and excitement about wildlife in young children, ages 3-5. This 4-week program is focused on comparing and contrasting animals found in the wild. Each week we'll visit an exhibit, meet an ambassador animal up-close and complete a craft activity. This program is perfect for children who are just beginning to learn about animals!



ZooKids is an hour-long program starting at 9:00 a.m., offered on Wednesdays and Sundays starting February 8, 2023. Please choose either the Wednesday or Sunday session.


Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest Classroom (all indoors). Meet at the Giraffe Entrance. 
Parents must stay with their children for the duration of the program.


$12 per session for members | $16 per session for non-members (admission sold separately). 
Our max capacity is 10 children per session. 


Each week will be a different theme for ZooKids to compare and contrast. Families are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks, but this is not required.

Week 1, February 8 and 12
Reptiles vs. Mammals: Are you hot or cold (blooded?)
Learn about what makes reptiles and mammals unique from each other.

Week 2, February 15 and 19
Walk or Flock: You can walk the walk, but can you flock the flock?

How do animals that fly compare to animals that only travel on solid ground?

Week 3, February 22 and 26
Feeding Frenzy: Do you eat like other animals?

How do animal diets compare to one another? Is your diet similar to that of an animal?

Week 4, March 1 and 5
Habitat Hijinx: How do animal homes compare to one another?

How do animal habitats compare to one another and how are they different?