2023 Critter Classes- Columbian Park Zoo (AGES: 5-7 YEARS) | Kids Out and About Indianapolis

2023 Critter Classes- Columbian Park Zoo (AGES: 5-7 YEARS)

Nothing brings out the natural curiosity of a child the way animals do! With Critter Classes, your child will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, up-close and hands-on. Each class focuses on a different animal group. Games, crafts, and age-appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities will engage and entertain, letting learning happen naturally. Each session includes a live animal encounter and an animal artifact. Supervised outings to zoo exhibits may be included, weather permitting. This program is for ages 5 to 7 years old (sorry, no exceptions).

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately. If you have a question about the activity itself, please contact the organization administrator listed below.

Registration for 2023 Critter Classes begins January 3rd!

2023 Critter Classes Dates and Topics:

Date & Topic Time Topic Status
February 11 10:00-11:00am Opossum OPEN
March 11 10:00-11:00am Iguana OPEN
April 8 10:00-11:00am Penguin OPEN
October 7 10:00-11:00am Spiders OPEN
November 4 10:00-11:00am Cavies OPEN
December 2 10:00-11:00am Sloth OPEN

Questions? Contact the Education Department 

  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov
  • 2023 Critter Classes Fees

    $18 per session, Non-Members (Members save 15%)


    Advance registration required.  For everyone’s enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend.  

    To register:

    Visit our online registration portal through CivicRec to browse and register for current programs.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Columbian Park Zoo


1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN, 47904
United States


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10:00am - 11:00am
$18 per session; Non-Members (Members save 15%)


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