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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

Monkey Business

A little bird told me that we'll have a lion’s share of fun in this class! Meet the animals that play a part in some popular expressions. There will be no crocodile tears here, even if it's raining cats and dogs!

  • Ages: 3-5 (with adult)
  • Time: Tues or Weds 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Member Fee: $150 / Non-Member Fee: $187.50

Classes meet as Tuesday or Wednesday sessions.

  • Tuesday sessions: Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15
  • Wednesday sessions: Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 2, 9, 16

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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

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Weekend Classes

Panda-monium!

Pandas may look black and white, but they are pretty colorful characters. Explore the world of the Zoo's most famous family!

  • Ages: 3-5
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Date: February 21
  • Member Fee: $28 / Non-Member Fee: $35

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In Like a Lion

Roar into spring with the pride of the National Zoo: our lion pride! Find out what makes these tough cats so tops—top of the food chain, that is!

  • Ages: 3-5
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Date: March 6
  • Member Fee: $28 / Non-Member Fee: $35

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Superman-imals

Meet the most amazing zoo-perheroes of the animal kingdom! From super strength and speed to (nearly) x-ray vision, there’s no end to the incredible abilities of the National Zoo’s superman-imals!

  • Ages: 3-5
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Date: March 20
  • Member Fee: $28 / Non-Member Fee: $35

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Curious George Goes To The Small Mammal House

Curious George loves to explore, just like the monkeys at the Zoo. We'll learn about the special features that help them make mischief, then put on our yellow hats and pay a visit to our favorite pint-sized primates!

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

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Children's Class Policies

Cancellation and Transfer 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. All transfer requests received at least two weeks prior to the start of the program will be charged a 10% administrative fee. No refunds or changes will be made with less than two-weeks notice.

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.