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Pre-School Lil' Sprouts Summer Camps

Nature Rocks
boy jumpingWith the opening of KidZone and a whole new look, this summer's preschool programs will be changing its name to Lil' Sprouts Camp to match the theme that everything in nature grows and sprouts with each passing season including us! Our summer series will focus on why Nature Rocks! Each one hour camp is based on a book relating to nature and associated with different areas in our nature play space. Join us for one or all of our summer Lil' Sprouts Camps.

Pre-registration is required. Admissions are also required for both parent and child to enter the zoo (free admission for members). Camps begin at 10 am-11 am. Parents are welcome to stay, no siblings are allowed in camps unless they are registered. All camps are $8 members/$10 non-members.

Want to look like you belong in the Zoo? Zoo Camp t-shirts are available in both adult and children's sizes. T-shirts can be ordered when you register for $10.

Registration for pre-school camps will open on April 1, 2014.


Stone Soup
Tuesday June 17,2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

A classic fairy tale of a boy who tricks an old woman into believing soup can be made from a stone. We will be making our own stone soup and working our cooking magic in the mud cafe.

Bugs Galore
Thursday June 19,2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs! They creep, slither and squirm. Dig into a world of bugs galore with us and find out how epic they are.

A Stick is an Excellent Thing
Tuesday June 24, 2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

The best toy in the world, a stick! A stick can be anything you imagine it to be; a magical wand, a walking stick, a bridge, a fort, a game. Let's see what adventures we can take with our sticks.

If you Find a Rock
Thursday June 26,2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Rocks are fun to find and collect. There are so many different kinds; skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks and even wishing rocks. Discover all the cool shapes, sizes and colors rocks can be along with the wonderful places they can be found.

A Seed is Sleepy
Tuesday July 8, 2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Seeds are the beginning of life. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes the smallest seed grows into the largest trees in the world. Come and dig in the dirt as we play and plant some seeds.

Swirl by Swirl
Thursday July 10, 2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Celebrate the wonders of swirls. Why do swirls occur in nature? Where can we find swirls? We'll swirl and twirl around looking for this fun shape and make some swirls of our own.

Red Sings from the Treetops
July 15,2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Colors come alive in nature; blues dance in the sky, green drips from the leaves and red sings from the treetops. Help us find all the different colors of the world around us.

All the Water in the World
Thursday July 17, 2014
$8 members/$10 non-members

Water, Water everywhere! Water comes from everywhere, but where does it go? Splash, and get wet with us as we play in our stream and discover the wonders of water.

For more information on Pre-School Programs contact the Zoo education office by phone (336) 879-7715, toll free 1-800-488-0444 ext. 7715 or Email