Critter Club

Each thematic program consists of three classes that use dramatic play, movement, story, biofacts, animal habitats, and live animal interactions* to help our youngest explorers learn how to care for wildlife and their homes.

Safari Adventure

Hop aboard our magic jeep as we travel to the African savannah in search of wildlife big and small.  Over the three classes, touch a lion pelt, feed a giraffe, solve an animal mystery, cast animal tracks, and meet some African arthropods!

Ages: 3-5 (with an adult) -FULL

Mondays, April 1, 15 and 29 from 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Saturdays, April 6, 20 and May 4 from 9:15-11:15 a.m.


Zoo members: $60 for one adult and one child, $39 additional child.
Non-members: $75 for one adult and one child. $39 additional child

One adult per child maximum. There must be a registered adult for every two children

Ages: 4-5 (without an adult)

Thursdays, April 4, 18 and May 2 from 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Saturdays, April 13, 27 and May 11 from 9:15-11:15 a.m.


Zoo members: $75 per child
Non-members: $90 per child

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*Animal welfare is top priority at the Oregon Zoo. Given this, we are occasionally required to modify or cancel a scheduled live animal interaction to meet the needs of our animals. Thank you for your understanding.  

Registration Information

  • The Critter Club classes are designed for the specified age level. Please do not bring unregistered siblings to the classes.
  • Zoo admission beyond the class time is not included.
  • A snack is included in each class; however, we are unable to accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions. If your child has allergies or special dietary needs, please pack your own snacks.

Questions? Contact the Education Office.