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Preschool at the Zoo

Preschool at the Zoo classes are perfect for preparing your little one for kindergarten and beyond! This program is designed to spark your child’s curiosity and an appreciation of the natural world in a safe, fun, and age-appropriate way.

We’ve revamped our Preschool at the Zoo classes to better serve you! This year we will continue to offer Zoo Tots as a preschool program and in an effort to reach even more young learners, our new interactive Storytime Safari will connect all Zoo guests with a story! Each week we will learn about different zoo and nature themes that will always include time for a book read for your little one!


Storytime Safari

Best suited for children under 6

Every Wednesday at 10:30am we will meet at Gigi’s Porch behind the Barn in Alabama Wilds for a different story! Registration is not required as it is included with your Zoo admission. This is a walk-up event and child must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event may be cancelled during inclement weather.

March 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6

Registration Information
Registration is not required for Storytime Safari as it is included in Zoo admission.  


Zoo Tots

For ages 2 to 4 years old.

Zoo Tots takes place every other Tuesday at 9:30 and the learning occurs at various areas around the Zoo but we will use our education building as home base! Registration is required. Children will participate in different activities each week – like meeting Zoo animals, music, nature play activities, Zoo yoga, dancing, and learning that engages those fine motor skills through take home projects!

March 10, 24
April 7, 21
May 5

Registration Information
Registration for Zoo Tots classes closes at 10am one business day prior to the class. Due to space constraints, purchase includes one child and 2 adults. Zoo Admission not included. Admission may be purchased at the Front Gate Ticket Booths or online, here.

Members: please contact the Education Department at (205) 397-3877 to receive your member discount code. Discounts cannot be retroactively applied after purchase.

Create an account and register your child today!



If you have questions about the Preschool at the Zoo classes, or you are having trouble registering, the Education Department is here to help! Please call 205-397-3877 or email for assistance.