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Nature Cubs: Who's New at the National 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, animal artifacts and exciting Zoo Walks to engage your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity about wildlife and the natural world.

Nature Cubs classes meet once a week for five weeks. Choose the day of the week you wish to attend during the registration process. Please note that the Saturday session meets from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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

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Age range: 2 - 3