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It's a real jungle out there! Jump into the exciting adventures of the animal kingdom; run wild in the amazon jungle; do the dinosaur rock! Endless hours of fun and learning await your young ones as they hop, skip and let loose during our many engaging programs. Adventureland, here we come!

Christmas Around the World

Enjoy the wonders of the holiday season as you travel through the pyramids and learn about traditions from around the world. See and smell different plants associated with Christmas - cinnamon, peppermint, rosemary, frankincense and myrrh. Top off this exciting program with a holiday craft and pot a plant to take home. All children attending must be registered and accompanied by an adult for supervision. We kindly ask unregistered children not attend the program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Dec 6 - Dec 6 10:15am - 11:45am Muttart Conservatory Child
$28.00
639387
Instructor: introduced in class
Christmas Wishes

We've been making our list and checking it twice, and all the animals have been on their best behaviour! Now the Zoo needs your help to prepare some of their gifts and make their Christmas wishes come true. What do you think is on the animals wish lists? You'll have fun exploring the zoo meeting different animals and preparing all kinds of Christmas treats

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Dec 22 - Dec 22 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
638667
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Dec 22 - Dec 22 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
638668
Instructor: introduced in class
Clever Creatures

What does a woodpecker eat? Where does a beaver sleep? Where did that sparrow go? We'll take a close look at how animals build their homes, what they eat and how they adapt to the city. We'll try our hand at nest building or food gathering and see if we are as clever as the creatures!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
6-12 Mar 16 - Mar 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
647870
Instructor: introduced in class
Colours & Textures

Take a sensory adventure through our pyramids! Children's senses will be tingling as they learn how a variety of spectacular plants use colours, shapes and textures to help them survive in extreme conditions. Hunt for the colours of the rainbow in the pyramids as you learn all about creating colour and its importance in the natural world. Children will flex their green thumbs by potting a colourful seedling to take home. All children attending must be registered and accompanied by an adult for supervision. We kindly ask unregistered children not attend the program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-4 Jan 15 - Jan 15 10:15am - 11:45am Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
646290
Instructor: introduced in class
Cub Club - Animal Chatter

What sound does the owl make? And how about the snake? This program will explore the noises animals make with an opportunity to meet some up close each week! It's a social and discovery time for both your child and you. Cub Club is a three week program for 1-2 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 Feb 7 - Feb 21 10:00am - 10:45am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
646198
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Mar 9 - Mar 23 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
646199
Instructor: introduced in class
Cub Club - Colourful Critters

Do their colours blend in? Or stand out? We'll use our eyes to find out. Soft as a rabbit or rough as a lizard! We'll use our fingers to discover the different textures of animals. See and touch a variety of animals and try out some fun games each week. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 Sep 13 - Sep 27 10:30am - 11:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
638663
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Nov 3 - Nov 17 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
638664
Instructor: introduced in class
Dino Discovery

Discover dinosaurs through sensory play! In this hands-on program, we will discover the world of dinosaurs through activities that engage the senses and inspire learning. Dig for dino fossils, sort meat eaters from plant eaters and get a hands-on fossil experience. What a roaring great time!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jan 17 - Jan 17 12:30pm - 2:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
647867
Instructor: introduced in class
Egg-Stravaganza

Hop on over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for an exciting adventure as we explore the zoo in search of where the easter bunny has hidden its eggs! Perhaps the wolves buried the eggs or the lemurs hid them high in the trees! Bring your favorite egg collecting basket and your bunny gear to help us find all of our eggs.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-5 Apr 20 - Apr 20 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
646203
Instructor: introduced in class
2-5 Apr 20 - Apr 20 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
646204
Instructor: introduced in class
Evening Nature Playdate

Too busy for our daytime hours but still want to visit the Nature Centre with your little one? This program is for you! Enjoy the Tegler Discovery Zone and indoor exhibits at your leisure. Great for blowing off that before bedtime steam!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Apr 11 - Apr 11 6:00pm - 8:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre General
$3.00
Child
$8.00
647869
Instructor: introduced in class
Ladybugs & Friends

Join us to learn more about our little spotted friends and how beneficial bugs help our gardens grow. We'll play games, sing a ladybug song, and take home a plant that we pot ourselves! We'll even help the conservatory's plants stay healthy by releasing some beneficial insects. All children attending must be registered and accompanied by an adult for supervision. We kindly ask unregistered children not attend the program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-4 Mar 14 - Mar 14 10:15am - 11:45am Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
646292
Instructor: introduced in class
5-8 Mar 14 - Mar 14 2:00pm - 3:30pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$29.00
646294
Instructor: introduced in class
Little Boo at the Zoo

Come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! We'll visit some creatures that come out at night, and meet a few critters up close. Bring your favourite costume and join us on our Halloween adventure! Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-5 Oct 27 - Oct 27 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
638665
Instructor: introduced in class
2-5 Oct 27 - Oct 27 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
638666
Instructor: introduced in class
Peter Rabbit Needs a Valentine

Peter Rabbit is in town this and it?s Valentines Day! All of the animals are invited to celebrate, but no one has come. Through fun games and activities, we'll discover how animals adapt to the seasons and make their homes in Edmonton!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
4-6 Feb 14 - Feb 14 12:30pm - 2:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$15.00
647868
Instructor: introduced in class
St. Patrick's Day at the Zoo

Did leprechauns visit the zoo? Let's look for their clues! We'll make some cool green gifts for the animals to join in our fun and meet some critters up close. Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be going outside for part of this program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Mar 17 - Mar 17 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
646202
Instructor: introduced in class
Zoo Tots - Animal Alphabet

We?ll tour the zoo with the ABC?s as our guide. First we?ll practice our ABC?s the we?re off to encounter animals of all kinds. `A? is for armadillo, `B? is for bird, what other creatures will the alphabet take us to find? It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Sep 15 - Sep 29 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
638661
Instructor: introduced in class
Zoo Tots - Tail Tales

What's the tale behind that tail? Why do animals have tails? We'll tour the zoo to look at the tails of monkeys, wallabies, and more! We'll even listen to a song and story all about tails and look at some animals and their tails up close. Zoo Tots is a three week program for 2-4 year olds with themes that change seasonally, check back next season for another course in this age range! This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Feb 9 - Feb 23 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
646200
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Mar 7 - Mar 21 10:30am - 11:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
646201
Instructor: introduced in class

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