Sprouts & Seedlings Children's Programs

Sprouts and Seedlings
Nature Play Parent and Child Programs


Sprouts and Seedlings! 

Ages: 2-5

Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Registration required

Two girls crawling on tree stumps.Join us for a morning of connecting with nature through play! We've created a sensory-rich play space for children and adults. Explore the natural world by meeting animals, building, drawing, climbing, and making music at your own pace. The choices are up to you!


Experienced leaders will encourage children to ask questions, nurture their sense of wonder, and help them care for nature. Parents will also learn a wealth of new ways to explore nature with their young ones.


Each month will feature a new topics, animals and activities, and classes will vary from week to week. Registration is available for individual classes, or receive a discount when registering for the month.


Activities will be guided by the seasons and weather conditions and may include the following: 

  • Two adults and child at craft table.Up close animal encounters
  • Searching for wildlife
  • Planting native plants
  • Nature crafting
  • Playing nature games
  • Hiking to some of the Zoo's places of natural wonder


The Sprouts and Seedlings program will now be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays year round at the Zoo


Earth Safari
It's time for an Earth safari as we explore how animals and plants depend on the land to live and grow.
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 2015


Animal Antics
Do you like to be silly? Do you like to climb, crawl, and jump? It's animal antics at the Zoo as we try to do what the animals do!
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 2015


Splish, Splash, Play!
What kinds of animals and plants can be found in our rivers, ponds and oceans? Join us as we splish, splash and explore!
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 2015


Critter Twitter
It's noisy in the forest as the animals roar, hiss and growl! What does it mean as they chirp, hoot and howl?
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2015


Monkey See, Monkey Do
Is it a rock, a leaf, a twig? No! It's animal copycats. Discover how animals and plants use camouflage to hide or hunt for food.
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2015


A Tale of Tails
Swinging through the trees, by their tails if you please. Long tails, short tails, bunny tails, and more. It's a tale of tails as we explore what a tail is for!
Oct. 8, 15, 22, 2015


Munchers and Crunchers
What do animals like to eat? Who has big teeth, who has small? Find out who doesn't have any teeth at all!
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 2015


I Spy at the Zoo
Journey with us as we explroe the amazing rainbow of colors found in nature. Learn how animals use color as a disguise, a warning, or to attract other animals.
Nov. 4, 11, 18, 2015


Radical Reptiles
They slither and slide, they dig and they climb. Venture into the radical realm of reptiles to learn how cool these cold blooded creatures really are!
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2015

Animal Mammals
Mammals can be found on the land, underground, in the oceans, and even in the air! Let's track these amazing animals and find out more!
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2015


Tree Top Treasures
Adventure awaits as we take a trip to the tree tops! Explore exciting wildlife found hidden in the branches of forest habitats.
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2015

Zzzz...Who's Snoozin' at the Zoo?
What happens to the animals after dark? It's time to discover some special adaptations that help animals survive in the night.
Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2015


ArmadilloZoo volunteer holding a screech owl.Gopher tortoiseChildren playing beside a pond.



Register online or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


Annual Pass Holder:  Cost per child ages 2-5
$12 per class - 1 child
$24 per class - 2 children
$32 per series - 1 child
$64 per series - 2 children

Non-Pass Holder:  Cost per child ages 2-5
$15 per class - 1 child

$30 per class - 2 children
$42 per child - 1 child
$84 per series - 2 children

Zoo admission is included with the program for the participating child and accompanying adult.
Siblings under 2 are free with paid child.


Please note: Registered children participating in the program must be two at the start date of the program.


One adult per every two children is required. Caregivers are responsible for participating along with the registered child/children.  


Click here to register button. 

New Zoo Pass Holders:  If you are a new Annual Pass Holder please enter "new" as your member # to receive the annual pass holder discount.

 Disney World Conservation Fund logo        Association of Zoos and Aquariums logo

Funding for this project was awarded through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund as part of the Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium collaboration with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).