Onsite Programs

Looking for something different to do at the zoo? Join us for one of our community programs!

Animal Adventures Story Time 2022

Join us on the education lawn for a short story time followed by a special animal chat geared towards young children and their caretakers. Times and dates will be announced soon. 

Zoo Tiny Tots 

We are excited to offer another session our favorite program for toddlers and their grown-ups this fall! Bring your 2-4 year old for a fun educational program facilitated by zoo staff as we learn about animal coverings. Choose from either Thursday or Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 AM. 

  1. August 11th or 13th: Fur
  2. August 18th or 20th: Feathers
  3. August 25th or 27th: Scales 

 We believe that children learn through play so our Zoo Tiny Tots curriculum is written to guide parents in fun activities aligned to the Kansas Early Learning Standards.  We will practice gross and fine motor skills through games and crafts, build social and emotional awareness through interacting with peers and zoo animals, and incorporate age-appropriate math, science, and literacy standards over the series. Families are invited to stay for facilitated play time at the end of the program.  For more details, contact Jessica.Wright@hutchgov.com.

Cost: $20 per session or $50 for the full series

 Registration Information: *Registration Coming Soon*

*We will be following Reno County guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. While we are planning to host this program inside the Education Center and around the zoo, we will contact registered participants via email if we need to move to a virtual format.

Zoo Crew

You asked and we listened! This year we are offering a new program for future zookeepers in 3rd through 5th grades. Participants will get to experience what it is like to be a zookeeper through hands-on projects, live-animal experiences, tours, crafts, and more!

Choose individual sessions or sign up for the whole series!  

Dates: October 1st, November 1st, February 4th (USD 308) or 11th (USD 313), and April 15th  

Time: 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM 

Price: $30 per session or $100 for the whole series

For more details, contact Jessica.Wright@hutchgov.com.

Registration Information: Sign up online at https://bit.ly/HutchZooCrew or stop by the zoo gift shop. Each participant will also need a medical release form signed by a guardian before the start of the program. 

*We will be following Reno County guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. While we are planning to host this program inside the Education Center and around the zoo, we will contact registered participants via email if we need to make changes to our protocol.


Porcupine looking at the camera

Questions? Email at jessica.wright@hutchgov.com