Adventure Cubs

Calling all Adventure Cubs, ages 0-5, and their favorite grownups for a morning of exploration, learning and fun!

Embark on a new journey each month with a Zoo Educator as families get to learn and play together.

Engaging activities will get you and your little one moving and creating. Each month, young explorers will learn about a new animal through a game, craft, story, and singalong. At the end of the program, participants will visit the animal of the month’s habitat to make observations and draw connections to the lesson. You and your family will then receive a themed scavenger hunt to do in the Zoo on your own. This is a great opportunity to make friends and spend time with your little explorers as they discover new skills and learn about wildlife.

All topics and activities are designed for children ages 2-5, with opportunities for exploration for ages 0-2. During the winter months, this program will be held indoors.

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June 20
July 6 & 18
August 3 & 15
September 7 & 19
October 5 & 17
November 2 & 21
December 7 & 19

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

$26 for a parent/guardian and child (each additional child participant will be $5/each)*  

$21 for a parent/guardian and child (each additional child participant will be $5/each)* 

*Program registration includes Zoo admission.


Each month, a new adventure awaits with new animals to observe. Adventure Cubs will explore a new region of the world to investigate the animals and environments there! The purpose of each program is to expose young children to the diversity of animals around the world and to draw connections to the ways we are similar and different. For each adventure they go on, Adventure Cubs will engage in an activity, read a story, and create a take-away memory.  

  • Terrific Turtles and Tortoises:  Thursday, June 20  
  • Loveable Lions: Saturday, July 6 and Thursday, July 18  
  • Exciting Elephants: Saturday, August 3 and Thursday, August 15 
  • Radiant Rhinos: Saturday, September 7 and Thursday, September 19 
  • Zesty Zebras: Saturday, October 5 and Thursday, October 17 
  • Fabulous Frogs: Saturday, November 2 and Thursday, November 21 
  • Noble Naked Mole Rats: Saturday, December 7 and Thursday, December 19 

0-5 years old

  • Advance registration required. Program registration includes Zoo admission. 
  • A paid adult must accompany child(ren). 
  • Programs will take place rain or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly. 
  • Parking  is conveniently located in the lot on Cherokee Avenue and in the new Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Rates are $3 an hour for a maximum of $12 a day. 
  • Family Programs are subject to cancellation if minimum number of participants is not met. Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email

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