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Nature Cubs: New at the Zoo

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Who's new at the Smithsonian's National Zoo? A lot of animal friends, and they're waiting for you! Learn about some of the Zoo's newest arrivals and how zoo keepers care for them before taking a walk through the park to visit our new animal friends! Children will make a "Who Am I?" book to take home.

Nature Cubs preschool classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play and exciting Zoo walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. Our 3-to-5-year-old classes will learn about the same animals as 2-to-3-year-olds, but via more advanced activities and discussions.

Nature Cubs classes meet once a week for five weeks. Choose the day of the week you wish to attend during the registration process.

Note: Nature Cubs classes are for children and their adult buddies to enjoy together. Infants worn in a carrier or remaining in a stroller/car seat are welcome at no additional charge.

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Age range: 3 - 5