Apr 25, 2020 | 9:30 AM | Saturday
Bugs and Butterflies Would you like to eat a cricket for breakfast? Or maybe snack on a beetle? No? Explore the fascinating world of insects; learn about the many different types of bugs and the very important role they play in ecosystems. FAQs Drop off:
Would you like to eat a cricket for breakfast? Or maybe snack on a beetle? No? Explore the fascinating world of insects; learn about the many different types of bugs and the very important role they play in ecosystems.
Drop off: Class begins at 9:30 am. There are two possible drop-off points for ZooKids: Lower Entrance (near the Education Center and Children's Zoo) and Main Entrance (near the café and gift shop). There will be directional signage as your enter Knowland Park.
Pick up: Class ends at 12:00pm. All ZooKids classes finish at the Lower Entrance, inside Maddie’s Center for Science and Environmental Education. Let the ticket booth cashier know you are picking up a ZooKids participant and they will direct you to the Education courtyard.
Parents/Chaperones: A parent or chaperone is required to introduce themselves and their child to the ZooKids instructors. Once the child is signed into the class, adults are free to go. A parent or chaperone is required to come into the education center to sign out their child.
These classes are designed for children to participate independently. Parents are not allowed to stay with their children. If your child has diagnosed special needs and is unable to participate without an aide, please contact us to discuss accommodations. (510-632-9525 x141 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Most classes end with a short presentation (song or recitation) for the parents. If parents or families want to enter the zoo during or after class, they will need to pay regular zoo admission. Oakland Zoo member families can use their membership for admission. Although the ZooKids class starts at 9:30 am, the zoo does not open until 10 am. Parents or families who wish to visit the zoo while their child is in ZooKids will have to wait outside the entrance gates until the zoo opens.
Parking: Zoo members receive free parking in Knowland Park as part of member benefits. The parking fee is waived for non-member families dropping off and picking up ZooKids participants. If the parking "arms" are down when you arrive at the zoo for drop off, please pull a ticket. You will be given instructions about parking validation when you check-in your child for the pro