Keeping your preschool-aged children entertained and challenged during the day is a tall order for most households. Enter Zoo Tots! at Ellen Trout Zoo.

This class is designed to start a lifetime of interest in animals. If you have children ages 2-4 years old this program could be for you.

Classes are just 30 minutes in length. They will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Ellen Trout Zoo.

What's That Cost? 

It only costs $80 a month for the 8 class series.  Times are 9 - 9:30 am or  9:30 - 10 am. You will select one time slot that continues throughout the month.

There will be no refunds for missed classes in the series. They are offering this for the months of October and November 2021.

October Dates:

Tuesday, Oct 5th, 2021

Thursday, Oct 7th, 2021

Tuesday, Oct 12th, 2021

Thursday, Oct 14th, 2021

Tuesday, Oct 19th, 2021

Thursday, Oct 21st, 2021

Tuesday, Oct 26th, 2021

Thursday, Oct 28th, 2021

What's Included

Each class will include an animal encounter. Your youngster will get some one-on-one time with some very interesting animals.

You can also look forward to storytime and a special activity. I do mean you because all children must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone.

The adult must attend and participate with the student, but there is no additional fee for your attendance. Older or younger siblings are welcome, but may not be allowed to participate due to limited activity supplies or due to age.


If you have questions about any of the Ellen Trout Zoo's educational programs you can contact Whitney Heckler at (936) 630-0574 or email The alternate contact is Taylor Burley at (936) 633-0402 or email

Spots are very limited so if this is something you would be interested in act fast. For registration click here. 

Ellen Trout Zoo
Ellen Trout Zoo

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