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Zoo Sprouts!

18 Months to 23 Months

Begin your journey into nature! This program is designed specifically for 18 to 23-month-olds and their favorite adult to spend time connecting with the natural world and each other. We will explore the day to day lives of our animals while giving children the opportunity to discover their environment. This program includes activities intended to develop fine motor skills, and will also feature the chance to meet and touch animals up close in each class.

Programs are Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Be sure to allow plenty of time for parking and arrival on Saturdays.

Rolling Rhinos! –  September Classes Are Sold Out!

This month at the Houston Zoo, we will celebrate an animal that is big, strong, and covered in mud! Come get introduced to Mumbles, Indy and George, our three white rhino boys and see if you have what it takes to join the herd!


Leaping Lemurs! – 

  • Thursday, October 11 (Sold Out!)
  • Saturday, October 13

We all know King Julian loves to move it move it, but do you?! Come show off your best dance moves while we boogie through the jungle to see our lemur troop!

Lively Lizards! – Thursday, November 8 or Saturday, November 10

Tongues that help you smell the air!? Toe pads that help you walk on ceilings!? Lizards have amazing abilities and this Zoo Sprouts! class is all about discovering what makes our lizards so unique.

Radical Red Panda! – 

  • Thursday, December 6 (Sold Out!)
  • Saturday, December 8

What is more adorable than a red, black, and white panda who uses his tail for a blanket? TWO red pandas that use their tails for blankets! Come discover the “original pandas” and see what else sets them apart from the black and white version.