Safari Squad

Join us for a Member Exclusive Zoo adventure!
Bring your young explorer for a playful adventure at Safari Squad. This program is exclusively for members and designed for a child and adult adventure that features an animal encounter, storybook reading, creative art, and free-choice play stations, such as sensory play and nature-based activities. Each month features a new theme, and occurs in a series format. Sign up for 4 Wednesday classes or 4 Saturday classes.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, this program is currently unavailable. Please check back for future updates. Thank you!

2021 Safari Squad Programs and Dates


January: Building Blocks of the Zoo
Wednesday Series - Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturday Series - Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Celebrate BRICKLIVE, a new traveling exhibit at the zoo! Put those building skills to the test and learn what it takes to make exhibits for animals. Explore animal needs, geography, and loose parts to help create animal habitats, and design a zoo!

February: Unique Animal Relationships
Wednesday Series - Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 
Saturday Series - Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Animals share bonds with their same species and with others who are unlikely animal “friends”. They occupy the same spaces and work together to help one another out. See if you can match the species and play as these animal pairs do!

March: Whose Patterns are Those?
Wednesday Series - March 3, 10, 17, 24
Saturday Series - March 6, 13, 20, 27

Stripes, spots, and solids…oh my! Animals come in a variety of patterns that allow them to hide or stand out from the rest! Test your animal, pattern, and identification skills, and create your own animal pattern to wear!

April: Amazing Earth
Wednesday Series - April 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday Series - April 10, 17, 24, May 1

What better way to celebrate the Earth than with earth itself! Explore the found nature around you and discover the beautiful colors, textures, and ways to use nature as art! Create your own journal to take with you on this celebration all month long!

May: Wacky Wings
Wednesday Series - May 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday Series - May 8, 15, 22, 29

There are many species of animals that have wings! Some are used for flight, while others serve a variety of purposes! Count how many wings different animals have. Can you see through them, or are they covered? Fly on over to find out and learn more!

June: Aquatic Adventures
Wednesday Series - June 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturday Series - June 5, 12, 19, 26

Take a plunge into the depths of the sea. Learn about animals that live in the ocean from the tops of the waves to the deepest of caves. Play like ocean animals and learn about the unique adaptations they have to help them thrive!

Safari Squad Rates

Member Child/Adult Pair  $36 for a 4 class series
Additional Adult for 1 Class   $12.95 for 1 class 

Registration Information

  • Programs must be registered at least two weeks prior to the start of the program date.
  • Classes begin at 10:00 am and last one hour. Locations for the program are subject to change.

Payment for the program is due in full upon registration for the program. 

Change of Reservation
All changes to a registration must be communicated to the Education Department one week prior to the scheduled program start date. If you would like to add an additional adult to your original reservation, please contact the Education Department to do so.

A cancellation notice must be given one week prior to the scheduled program date to receive a full refund. If a cancellation notice is given less than one week from program start date, this will result in a fee of 50% of the total cost of the registration.

Safari Squad Resources

 Rules of the Wild

Questions? Contact the Education Department at or at 239-262-5409 ext. 158.


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