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Drop off: Class begins at 9:30 am. There are two possible drop-off points for ZooKids: Lower Entrance (near the Education center and Children's Zoo) and Main Entrance (near the café and gift shop). There will be directional signage as your enter Knowland Park.
Pick up: Class ends at 12:00pm. All ZooKids classes finish at the Lower Entrance, inside Maddie’s Center for Science and Environmental Education. Let the ticket booth cashier know you are picking up a ZooKids participant and they will direct you to the Education courtyard.
A parent or chaperone is required to introduce themselves and their child to the ZooKids instructors. Once the child is signed into the class, adults are free to go. A parent or chaperone is required to come into the education center to sign out their child.
These classes are designed for children to participate independently. Parents are not allowed to stay with their children. If your child has diagnosed special needs and is unable to participate without an aide, please contact us to discuss accommodations. (510-632-9525 x141 or email@example.com).
Most classes end with a short presentation (song or recitation) for the parents. If parents or families want to enter the zoo during or after class, they will need to pay regular zoo admission. Oakland Zoo member families can use their membership for admission. Although the ZooKids class starts at 9:30 am, the zoo does not open until 10 am. Parents or families who wish to visit the zoo while their child is in ZooKids will have to wait outside the entrance gates until the zoo opens.
Parking: Zoo members receive free parking in Knowland Park as part of member benefits. The parking fee is waived for non-member families dropping off and picking up ZooKids participants. Let the parking booth cashier know you are dropping off/picking up ZooKids participants and they will let you through. Non-member families who plan to visit the zoo during or after ZooKids are required to pay the parking fee.
Weather: ZooKids programs happen rain or shine. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. If it is raining heavily, the schedule will be altered to spend more time in the classroom. However, a light rain or drizzle won't keep us from touring the zoo.
Food: A snack of fruit and juice is provided during each class. Please do not pack additional food. Please contact us if our child has any food allergies. We can be reached at: (510)632-9525 x141 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Refund/Transfer Policy: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for cancellations.
One change to your reservation date can be made as long as it is requested at least 7 days prior to your originally-scheduled program. Should you need to make a change, we will gladly work with you to reschedule a later date, if space is available, and any previous payments will be applied to the new reservation. We can be reached at: (510)632-9525x 141 or email@example.com
We look forward to seeing your child at ZooKids!