Beginner Buddies

Beginner Buddies is a ‘Mommy & Me’ program that allows young children the chance to play, learn, and interact with animals. This program is designed for children ages 1-5. The program includes crafts, games, access to our playground and nature trails, and exploration stations, as well as interactions with our animal ambassadors. This program is self led, and allows you to interact with the different stations at your leisure. This is a great way for parents, grandparents, or guardians to spend some extra time with their child while exploring and having fun.

Each class costs $7 per child; the first adult accompanything the child is free. Each additional adult is $10. Classes are offered on the second Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:30am unless otherwise specified. Classes run August through May. Call, email, or fill out the form below to reserve your spot as classes are limited.

The themes for each month can be found below; the crafts and exploration stations will go with the theme of the week.


2020-2021 Beginner Buddies Dates:

  • September 22 -Sensory Summer
  • October 13 – Halloween and Pumpkins
  • November 10 – Thanksgiving
  • December 8 – Holidays and Ornament Making
  • January 12 – Snow
  • February 9 – Valentine’s Day
  • March 2 – St. Patrick’s Day (Will run on the First Tuesday of this month)
  • April 13 – Easter egg hunt
  • May 11 – Life in the Pond

To reserve a spot for your child, please fill out a registration form. Your registration will be confirmed in 48 hours.