Our preschool program is designed to spark curiosity and appreciation for the natural world in children ages 4 or 5 with their favorite grown-up. Each class includes art, independent playtime, group activities, story time, and live plant or animal encounters.
Cost: $15/child. For each child registered, one adult gets in free. $15/adult above that.
Penguins on Parade
What walks with a waddle, brays like a donkey, and swims like a dolphin? Penguins! Dive into the wonderful world of penguins through art and hands-on activities and meet one of Como’s penguins up-close.
Saturday, January 11 9:00am-10:15am
Take a journey back in time to learn about these fascinating creatures. Discover how dinosaurs moved, what they ate, where they lived, and what they looked like. We will also meet a living dinosaur relative. It will be dino-mite!
Sunday, March 22 9:00a-10:15a
Why are flamingos pink? Why do some flowers stink? Come explore the world of pink in the gardens and grounds of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Play a pink game, read a story, and plant a pink flower to take home in this colorful class.
Monday, July 20 9:00a-10:15a
Sparky and Friends
Dive in to the wonderful world of sea lions and tour Como’s newest exhibit, Como Harbor! Learn what Sparky’s life is all about at the Zoo by smelling Sparky’s food (optional!), meeting a zookeeper and watching a sea lion training session!
Wednesday, August 19 9:00a-10:15a
What’s that I hear up on the rooftop? Just in time for the holidays, discover the magic of reindeer while meeting Como Zoo’s reindeer and their zookeeper. Play some reindeer games, sing a reindeer song and have other frosty fun!
Friday, December 18 1:30p-2:45p