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 children 3 to 5 years old and an adult. Classes feature 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.


Program Themes and Dates

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!

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July: Florida Fun!
Wednesday Series - July 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday Series - July 10, 17, 24, 31

Explore the variety of ecosystems in Florida and find out which animals call them home!  Play in the sand or prowl like a panther.  Learn about animals in the wet season and those in the dry, and those who are here all the time!

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August: Critter Coverings
Wednesday Series - August 4, 11, 18, 25
Saturday Series - August 7, 14, 21, 28

All animals have a covering, but what does it do?  Shells, skin, fur, hair, and scales are just a few!  Play as an animal and create a covering that suits you.  Explore habitats, plants, and animals and learn how coverings help all of them to survive!

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Safari Squad Member Rates

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

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  • For the safety of our staff, animals, and guests, all participants will be required to wear face masks for the duration of the program.
  • All participants will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the program space. Opportunities to use sanitizer throughout the program will be available and are encouraged.
  • All cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures have increased in frequency and will continue for all program materials.

Registration Information

  • Program registration must be complete a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the program date.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 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. 

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.

Education Department

Phone: 239-262-5409 ext. 158

Safari Squad Resources

 Rules of the Wild

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