Little Chicks Pre-K and K Classes

Bring your little ones to stretch their wings with our educators and birds in Tracy Aviary’s Preschool and Kindergarten classes.

Our classes are offered every week for six weeks. Classes feature a special bird visitor, a fun craft or activity, a snack, a sing-along song, and an engaging story connecting with our age-appropriate themes. All classes are designed for parents to attend and participate with their child.

Classes can be taken in the full series of six or registered for individually. Our goal is to help your child make new friends and develop curiosity and comfort around their amazing bird neighbors, therefore series participation is recommended. Participants registering for the full series of six classes will receive a discount.

2-3 Year-Old Classes

60 mins long
Adult and child attendance
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am

New Adventures

Thurs, September 25
This week we will get to know new friends a little better—human and feathered alike—as we begin to explore just how special birds can be.

Colors

Thurs, October 2
Brighten up a day of your little tyke’s week with a rainbow of colors as we paint and play our way across the spectrum guided by colorful birds.

Numbers

Thurs, October 9
One, two, three, which birds do you see? Your little one can count on having a blast as we explore numbers with some of our most charming birds.

Letters

Thurs, October 16
In this class, we will have a soaring good time as we play with letters with the help of a few feathered friends. We alpha-betcha won’t want to miss it!

Opposites

Thurs, October 23
Tall, short, night, day, bright, dull—birds have some of the best differences around. Join us as we explore some of our favorite bird opposites.

Friends

Thurs, October 30
As the end of our series we will spend time appreciating our favorite friends, including the birds we have met along the way and even those who live right in our own backyards.

3-4 Year-Old Classes

60 minutes long
Adult and child attendance
Fridays, 9:30am-10:30am

Opulent Owls

Fri, September 26
In this class we say hoo hoo-ray for owls! Meet our nighttime neighbors nose-to-beak during this class full of owl fun.

Clever Crows

Fri, October 3
Brains are the best and no bird is smarter than our local neighbor, the crow. We will learn all about them as we make some crafty creations of our own.

Terrific Toucans

Fri, October 10
From their big beaks to their crazy colors, toucans are incredible birds. We’re sure your little one will be dazzled too as we explore what makes them so terrific.

Virtuous Vultures

Fri, October 17
Vultures are dear to our hearts here at the Aviary and in this class we will learn more about our world-class cleanup crew, and everything that makes them so unique.

Pretty Parrots

Fri, October 24
Give your little one something to squawk about when you bring them to this week’s colorful, parrot focused class.

Dazzling Ducks

Fri, October 31
We will celebrate and meet some wondrous waterfowl while having a splashing good time in this class.

4-5 Year-Old Classes

60 minutes long
Adult and child attendance
Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am

Exploring Our Senses

Sat, September 27
What a wondrous world of sights, sounds, tastes, scents and textures we have around us! Join us in our introductory class as we learn what senses humans and birds have, and how they help us all experience nature around us.

Sight

Sat, October 4
Seeing is believing, and we believe birds are some of the best animals around! Give your little one a bird’s eye view of how our feathered friends see the world as we meet some birds with incredible sight.

Smell

Sat, October 11
Join us with your little tyke as we sniff out what smelling is like for birds in a scent-sational hour all about what it’s like to catch a whiff as a human or a bird.

Taste

Sat, October 18
Sweet, salty, or sour – we all have our favorite tasty treat – and so do birds! Bring your little chick for some tantalizing exploration of what birds eat, and the tastes that ruffle their feathers.

Hear

Sat, October 25
Shhh…can you hear that? We might not be able to, but we know a bird whooooo can! In this class, we will learn about birds with exceptional hearing, and test our own ears too.

Touch

Sat, November 1

Join us in our last class of the series as we discover just what birds feel like, from their soft feathers to their smooth, scaly feet, and celebrate the birds we have met along the way during this series of classes.

Pricing

Fee includes day admission to Tracy Aviary.

Individual Class Cost Per Child (parent included): $12 for members; $18 for non-members

Series Cost Per Child (parent included): $60 for members; $90 for non-members

Registering For Classes

  • Space for each class is limited to 10.
  • Classes are designed for BOTH child and parent to attend
  • If you are registering for the full series, please be sure to check the “series” box on the registration form, and not each class, in order to receive your discount.
  • Aviary Members receive a discount for class fees and should use the member-specific registration form. Membership enrollement will be checked at the beginning of class.

2-3 Year Old Classes

For MEMBER Registration, please visit the  2-3 Year Old MEMBER Registration Form.

For NON-MEMBER Registration, please visit the 2-3 Year Old Registration Form.

3-4 Year Old Classes

For MEMBER Registration, please visit the  3-4 Year Old MEMBER Registration Form.

For NON-MEMBER Registration, please visit the 3-4 Year Old Registration Form.

4-5 Year Old Classes

For MEMBER Registration, please visit the  4-5 Year Old MEMBER Registration Form.

For NON-MEMBER Registration, please visit the 4-5 Year Old Registration Form.