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Nature Cubs: Zoo Are You?

A canid (called a fennec fox) with thick, desert sand-colored fur, a bushy tail and big ears

What would it be like to have ears like a fennec fox or a tail like a tiger? We're going to use our imaginations to transform ourselves into some of our favorite animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Let your creativity run wild as we learn about a new animal each week!

Nature Cubs preschool classes use interactive learning stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play, animal artifacts and exciting Zoo walks to engage your preschooler's sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world. There is no animal contact or behind-the-scenes access in Nature Cubs classes.

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

  • "Zoo Are You" will meet once a week for five weeks.
  • Class sessions will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Choose your day of the week to attend below.
  • Classes will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Make-up classes are available on a limited basis with prior approval.

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Age range: 2 - 3

Class Sessions

Date(s): Monday, November 4 to Monday, December 9 (class meets on Mondays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Date(s): Wednesday, November 6 to Wednesday, December 11 (class meets on Wednesdays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Date(s): Thursday, November 7 to Thursday, December 12 (class meets on Thursdays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Date(s): Friday, November 8 to Friday, December 13 (class meets on Fridays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Date(s): Saturday, November 9 to Saturday, December 14 (class meets on Saturdays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Date(s): Tuesday, November 5 to Tuesday, December 10 (class meets on Tuesdays)
Time: 10:03 am to 11:33 am
Session is currently sold out.