Our classes are offered every other week over a three-month period. Knowing how busy Moms’ and Dads’ schedules can be, each 2-3 and 3-4 class will run as a weekday session, and a Saturday session. 4-5 classes are held on alternating Saturdays, so that you and your busy kindergartener can attend outside of school. 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 minutes long
Adult and child attendance
(Wednesday, February 13th (FULL); Saturday, February 16th)
They flit, they flap, they fly! Birds really know how to shake their tail feathers, so come get your wiggles out as we learn to shake ours as well in this exciting beginning to our 2-3 year old class series.
(Wednesday, February 27 (FULL); Saturday, March 2nd)
Happy, exited, nervous or sleepy—we all feel things…and birds do too! Prepare to brighten your little tyke’s day exploring our feelings, and what birds might feel too.
(Wednesday, March 13th (FULL); Saturday, March 16th)
In this class we will have a squawking good time listening to all the sounds we can find, and the sounds we and our bird friends can make. Hear you there!
(Wednesday, March 27th (FULL); Saturday, March 30th)
Birds are soft, scaly, sleek and rough, but don’t just take our word for it. Bring your little one to come and feel for themselves in this hands-on, texture-rific class.
(Wednesday, April 10th (FULL); Saturday, April 13th)
Triangle beak. Round eye. Diamond tail. Come discover the kinds of shapes our birds are in during this hour-long class. Be there, or be square!
(Wednesday, April 24th (FULL); Saturday, April 27th)
Sharing is caring, as we all know, so for our last class in this series we will explore caring for nature around us through our love of birds and new friends.
3-4 Year-Old Classes
60 minutes long
Adult and child attendance
(Wednesday, February 20th; Saturday, February 23th)
Join us for a rainbow of color and a whirlwind of wings as we learn about one of our favorite birds, the beautiful macaw, in the first class of our series.
(Wednesday, March 6th; Saturday, March 9th)
Deep in the jungle lives a mysterious bird with an unusual appetite…the turaco! Come explore the life of this colorful bird and discover just what makes it so unique.
(Wednesday, March 20th; Saturday, March 23rd)
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a falcon! Dive right into our class about the fastest kind of bird (and animal) on the planet and give your little one an up-close view of this speedy creature.
(Wednesday, April 3rd; Saturday, April 6th)
Give your little tyke the chance to meet a new feathered friend that really knows how to strut its stuff in our class all about a special group of big-beaked birds.
(Wednesday, April 17th; Saturday, April 20th)
It doesn’t take eagle eyes to see how amazing these large, powerful birds are, so join us to celebrate one of the strongest bird predators around!
(Wednesday, May 1st; Saturday, May 4th)
In the last class of our series, we will meet and get to know the creative, kooky cousin of the macaw—the crafty and creative cockatoo!
4-5 Year-Old Classes
Registration for our 4-5 Year-Old Classes is CLOSED, please join us Fall 2013 for our next session!
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 12.
- 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
Please note, Wednesday class is FULL
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
Registration for our 4-5 Year Old Classes is CLOSED, please join us Fall 2013!