This class is designed to introduce your 3 - 5* year old to the animal kingdom while providing ongoing interaction with zoo staff and other children. Animal concepts are taught through hands-on learning including crafts, song and dance, games and more. We will also have an animal visitor every week. An adult must attend the class with the child. Only registered siblings of program age may be accommodated.
* Pre-K 5 year olds only.
Each class is part of a 5 or 6 week series focusing on a special animal topic and builds upon knowledge from the week before. Attendance to all classes is recommended, but not required.
Pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Walk-in participants will be charged $3.00 for on-site registration. Please contact Jessica Hurley at (865) 637-5331 x374 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the Wednesday before a class. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you cancel, fees are forfeited.
Click here to download the Turtle Tots registration form. Early Learning Registration.pdf
$5.00 per class / per child
The program fee does not include admission to the zoo. If you are not a zoo member, you must purchase zoo tickets before attending the class. Please arrive early enough to take care of admission. Class will start promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Classes take place rain or shine. We follow Knox County School System's policy on Snow Day cancellation.