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Early Childhood

NEW: Zoo Sprouts!

The Houston Zoo values connecting kids to the natural world. We understand how important it is, when selecting a program, to consider a child’s developmental milestones. For this reason, our professional educators have three tailored tracks for your child to discover our Zoo and its amazing animals.

Members – $20 (ticket includes 1 child and 1 adult)
Non-Members – $38 (ticket includes 1 child and 1 adult)


Special Edition: Beautiful Bugs!

Ready to get down and dirty with the Houston Zoo and experience our bugs like never before? Join with other Sprouts on an exclusive, early morning discovery, as we dig through the new BIG BUGS exhibit and uncover just how fascinating a bug’s life can be!

  • 18-23 Months – July 26 from 8:00 to 9:00 am 
  • 2-3 Years  – July 27 from 8:00 to 9:00 am  – Sold Out!
  • 4-5 Years – July 27 from 9:30 to 10:30 am 

Zoo Sprouts! 18 to 23 Months

Zoo Sprouts! 2 to 3 Years

Zoo Sprouts! 4 to 5 Years


Exploration Checklist:

Are you ready to go on a Zoo Sprouts! adventure? Check out this list of helpful tips to be prepared to participate in our Zoo Sprouts! programs.

    • Clothing – Zoo Sprouts! is all about exploration! Sometimes we get a little dirty, so make sure you and your child wear clothes that can get messy, or bring a change of clothes.
    • Age Appropriate – Siblings are welcome in any class for an additional fee, however, please keep in mind that activities are geared toward children of the program’s age group and may not contain age-appropriate activities for children outside that range.
    • Weather – Zoo Sprouts! love all types of weather and programs will take place rain or shine! However, if there is inclement weather and the class must be canceled, individuals will be contacted directly and a full refund will be issued.
    • Cancellations – We understand that sometimes unexpected things occur. Guests who provide a written notice of cancellation to education@houstonzoo.org on or before one week (7 days) prior to the program date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.