Preschool Programs

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Explore, discover, and have fun at Lindsay! These preschool programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals!

 

 

Join us for a Mini-Monday where your child guides their own explorations of the natural world, designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors.

Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has a different wild and wonderful focus. We include hands-on activities, crafts, songs, games, and some classes have a visit from a live animal ambassador! These classes take place in Lindsay’s downstairs classroom.

  • Register for your preschool class prior to the date of the class to reserve your spot. Enrollment in class does not include exhibit hall admission for non-members.
  • Mini-Mondays are drop-in events which do not need registration.

 

Animal Homes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS -What makes up an animal’s habitat? Meet some of our animal ambassadors and learn about what they need to live in their special homes. Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has a different (more…)

Hissing and Hooting

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Animals make all kinds of sounds from the hoot of an owl to the hiss of a snake. Find out what they’re trying to say in this class full of fun singing and dancing.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers (more…)

Wonderful Wild World

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Our California animal ambassadors have relatives all over the world! Come explore with us as we learn more about amazing animals, here and everywhere!   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each session has (more…)

Mini Monday: Nighttime Nature

Monday, October 14, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)

Feasting Friends

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – All animals need to eat, just like we do. Come meet some of our animal ambassadors and learn what they need to eat to stay healthy with some of their favorite snacks!   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 (more…)

Mini Monday: Crunch and Munch

Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)

Watery World

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 am - 10:45 am , , ,

THREE WEEK CLASS – Splish, splash! Do you like playing in water? Many animals do, too! “Dive in” to learn more about these animals with crafts, activities and animal encounters.   Click here to register! Caregiver attendance required. Our preschool classes are designed for budding nature lovers ages 2 to 5, plus their caregivers. Each (more…)

Mini Monday: Wonderful Winter Wildlife

Monday, December 16, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , ,

Let your child guide their own explorations of the natural world. Mini Monday is designed for children ages 2–5 to play and learn, along with an adult caregiver. Young children explore a variety of age-appropriate craft and activity stations at their own pace. Observe special demonstrations and hands-on presentations with our animal ambassadors. Visit Lindsay (more…)