Zoo Tykes

Zoo Tykes is designed for young learners (ages 2 to 6) and a caregiver or parent. This interactive program will focus on a different theme and includes an animal encounter, craft, story-time, and more. Please, no more than one (1) adult per child. * Please note that Zoo Tykes is designed for one parent and children aged 2-6 only.

Upcoming Program Topics and Dates:

A Bug’s Life

Explore the wide world of insects in this creepy crawly class. Together we’ll explore and learn about these backyard critters and the other friends that live in the dirt.


Backyard Buds

Get your hands dirty and investigate the roots of this floral all about plants class. We’ll also learn first-hand how plants help the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your own backyard.


Triassic Tails

Journey back to a time where giants roamed the land, sea and sky! Discover prehistoric Earth as we dig for dinos and create our own fossil footprints.


Individual Program Prices and Time:

  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Time: 10:00AM-10:45AM
  • Price per Program: $10 for members, $22 for nonmembers. $5 for additional children aged 2-6. Program price includes admission to the Zoo.
    •    * Please note that Zoo Tykes programs are designed for one parent and children aged 2-6 only. No exceptions will be made.

How to Register:

Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information on any of these programs and to register click HERE or call VA Zoo Education at (757) 441-2374 x 229. You can learn more about VA Zoo family programs by visiting our website at http://virginiazoo.org/family-programs.

Cancellation Policy:

Zoo Tykes is held rain or shine. The Virginia Zoo reserves the right to cancel or change any program. Programs that have not met the minimum number of participants within the week of the program may be cancelled. In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly. If you should wish to cancel your registration in this program, cancellation must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the program to receive a partial refund of 80%. No refunds will be given for programs cancelled less than 7 days before the scheduled date of the program.