Lil' Explorers Preschool

Do you or a loved one have a kiddo who is almost-but-not-quite-ready for school? If so, come join the Racine Zoo Lil’ Explorers! 


Lil’ Explorers preschool programs provide children ages 2-5 and their caregivers with the opportunity to spend one hour at the zoo meeting and learning about our resident animals in a structured and safe environment. 

  • Build essential skills such as letter, number, sound, shape, and color recognition 

  • Create wildlife-themed crafts 

  • Learn through engaging activities and games 

  • Enjoy a small snack during story time 

  • Financial aid available through April 2024 


Classes are offered in 4-session series throughout the year, with each series focusing on a different theme. Past themes have included Rambunctious Reptiles, Pollinator Pals, Cold-Weather Critters, and Backyard Habitats. Visit the registration link below to sign up!



Stay tuned for our next session!


Please note: Registration closes at 4pm the Thursday before each class. We are unable to provide refunds except during extreme circumstances. Thank you for helping us keep our programs affordable!


Price Per Session:

Member Price: $15 per adult-child pair

Non-member Price: $20 per adult-child pair

$10 per additional child

$10 per additional adult


Sign up for all four sessions & save 10%

Member Price: $54 per adult-child pair

Non-member price: $72 per adult-child pair

$36 per additional child

$36 per additional adult

*Parent or Guardian MUST attend session with child

*Ages are 2 – 5 but will accept up to age 6 if needed