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Learn to engage your child’s wonder and curiosity about nature! The Tulsa Zoo offers a variety of special camps, classes and activities for you to enjoy with your preschool-age child.  Age-appropriate offerings for your preschooler include:

Nature’s Buddies

Take your toddler on a zoo-guided adventure! The Nature’s Buddies program was developed for children ages 2 –  4 years plus a parent to explore nature together in a hands-on way. Learn to engage your child’s wonder and curiosity about nature. Caretakers will learn to guide toddlers in nature play, participate in exciting hands-on learning that can continue after each class, and even meet a live zoo animal.


The Tulsa Zoo’s formal education programs are designed to increase awareness of the natural world while encouraging a healthy appreciation of wildlife and conservation. Programs for pre-kindergarten ages include Colors and Shapes of Nature, which reviews basic colors and geometric shapes found in nature while discovering why things in nature may look the way they do, and Nature Sense, sites and sounds from the perspective of animals. Learn more about the zoo’s outreach programs.

Summer Camp

Tulsa Zoo camps include zoo hikes, games, crafts and other zoopendous activities for 3- to 4-year-olds to enjoy with a parent. Check back for more information on camps and registration, or see all of our camps here.