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 without having to worry about cleaning up the mess!

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.


2021-2022 Beginner Buddies Dates:

  • September 14 & 28 – Safari Summer
  • October 12 & 26 – Pumpkins, Spiders, and Bats, Oh My!
  • November 9 & 23 – Turkey Time!
  • December 14 – Reindeer at the Ranch
  • January 11 – Penguins & Polar Bears
  • February 8 & 22 – Love Bugs!
  • March 15 & 22 –  Leaping Leprechauns!
  • April 12 & 26 – April Showers
  • May 10 & 24 – May Flowers

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