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Children's Classes: Frogs

Frog classes at the National Zoo invite children (ages 3 and up) to explore the natural world through a variety of unique, interactive experiences. Discover a whole new view of the Zoo with interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, music, movement, and exciting Zoo Walks to visit our animals! There is no direct animal contact during classes. Weekday class series meet once a week for five (or six) weeks. Your child will have the same teacher and classmates for the each series and learn about a new animal each week.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to take part in the activities. For everyone's safety and enjoyment, unregistered children (including siblings) may not attend, with the exception of infants who are not yet crawling. All children must be at least 3 years old by the date of the first class session to attend.

Weekday Class Series

Zoo-per Heroes (6-Week Series)

Find the nearest phone booth and change into your cape; we're meeting the Zoo's most incredible creatures! Join the Zoo-per Hero squad for animal adventures exploring powers of speed, strength, flight, and more.

  • Ages: 3-5 (with adult)
  • Time: Tues or Weds 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Member Fee: $180 / Non-Member Fee: $225

Classes meet as Tuesday or Wednesday sessions.

  • Tuesday sessions: Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Wednesday sessions: Apr. 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Register now!

Weekend Classes

Wild Kratts

Grab your creature power suit; we've got a special Zoo mission to learn about some animals with real creature power technology. (Note: this class is inspired by the Wild Kratts. No Wild Kratts characters will be present.)

  • Ages: 3-5
  • Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Date: May 22
  • Member Fee: $28 / Non-Member Fee: $35

Register now!

Children's Class Policies

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests received by the FONZ Education office at least two weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a 75% refund. No refunds or changes will be made with less than two-weeks notice.

Transfer Policy: All transfer requests received at least two weeks prior to the start of the program will be charged a 10% administrative fee.

Age Policy: All children must meet the minimum age for the class by the date of the first class session in order to participate. Registered children who do not meet the age requirements for the class may be asked to leave and no refund will be provided.

Minimum Class Size: FONZ reserves the right to cancel a program no less than two days before the class begins if registration is under five participants. In this event, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered credit for another program, a full refund, or the option to donate your program fee to FONZ.