Child Programs And Camps

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Explore, discover, and have fun at Lindsay! These programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals. Experience the natural world — online and in the field.

Wildlife Heroes Spring Break Camp

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm , , , ,

Ages: 7-12 years old Meet Lindsay Wildlife Experience animal ambassadors and learn how to protect them and the habitats they call home. In this three-day camp, we’ll explore the wild spaces around Lindsay Wildlife Experience and learn about conserving California’s unique natural world. Dates:  April 2-4th, Tuesday through Thursday   Times: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: (more…)

Keeper for a Day

Sunday, April 7, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm , , , ,

Workshop: 7-12 years old Curious what it’s like to be an animal keeper? Become a keeper for the day at Lindsay Wildlife Experience and learn about caring for animals at a wildlife center. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to prepare diets, set up enclosures, and create enrichment for domestic animals, while learning what it takes (more…)

Preschool: Perfect Pollinators

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am , , ,

What is a pollinator? In this series of workshops, you and your little sprout will learn about special animals that help plants reproduce. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers 3 to 5 years old, plus a caregiver. Enroll for individual workshops or enroll for the full series of all three and save. (more…)

Pollinator Hike

Sunday, April 21, 2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm , , , , ,

Ages: 6- Adult Discover the pollinators of Mount Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon with Lindsay Wildlife Experience. We’ll hike through beautiful Mitchell Canyon, observing butterflies, bees, and other pollinators busy with the profusion of wildflowers along the trail. This is a mild hike, approximately 2 miles round trip. Dates and times: Sunday, April 21st from 11 a.m. (more…)

Tiny Tuesday: Dinosaur Days

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , , , , , ,

Visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience each month outside of regular hours!  Tiny Tuesday is a special day for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Explore the natural world on this themed day specifically designed for you and your little one. Join us and learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals (more…)

Pollination Exploration

Sunday, May 26, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm , , ,

Workshop: Ages 4-6 years  One in every 3 bites of food we eat is thanks to the work of a pollinator. Who are these mysterious pollinators? Hint it’s not just bees! In this hour-long workshop, through games, experimentation, and an animal ambassador, students will learn about who some of our pollinators are and the different (more…)

Earth and Beyond Half-Day Camp (Ages 8-11)

Monday, June 10, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm , , ,

From the dirt below to the stars above, everything is connected. Our campers will delve into nature’s interconnectedness through art projects, hands-on experiments, live animal encounters, and more! From the study of fossils and geology, the intricacies of food webs, and the mysteries of space and the solar system, campers are sure to be inspired (more…)

Prehistoric Pals Half-Day Camp (Ages 5-7)

Monday, June 10, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm , , ,

Get ready to travel back in time at our Prehistoric Pals camp! We’ll uncover the mysteries of dinosaurs, mastodons, pteranodons, and more creatures from the past. And that’s not all – we’ll also get our hands dirty making our own fossils while discovering everything there is to know about the history of life on Earth. (more…)

Wild Science Half-Day Camp (Ages 8-11)

Monday, June 17, 2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm , , ,

Unleash your inner scientist and discover the incredible world of animal engineering and art! At this STEAM-based camp, we’ll conduct thrilling group engineering challenges, and discover the secrets behind animal adaptations to their environment. From engineering nests to survive an egg drop challenge and constructing watertight dams like beavers. We’ll also dive into hands-on art (more…)