Cub Club at Central Florida Zoo – A Summer Option for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Summer camp for toddlers and preschoolers in Orlando is tough to come by. For the most part, your main option is private childcare or daycare. But there is a fun and educational option for little kids ages 2-5 during the summer at Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

The Central Florida Zoo is one of our favorite things to do with toddlers in Orlando.

You won’t need zoo admission to participate in this summer program. Come explore the zoo’s Cub Club program!

Cub Club at Central Florida Zoo is BACK for 2024

Cub Club is relatively affordable and even offers FREE participation for siblings under 2 years of age.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 am. 

Classes are designed for children and require one adult for every two children. Adults are expected to participate with the registered child. Please note that zoo admission is separate and not required to attend, and siblings under the age of two can attend for free with a paid child.

Cub Club Price

  • Annual Pass Holders: $16 per class
  • Non-Pass Holders: $19 per class
  • Siblings under the age of 2 can attend with a paid child
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Central Florida Zoo with a Toddler Dani Meyering

2024 Cub Club at the Zoo Schedule

Barnyard Buddies

Come along to meet a variety of friendly, furry, and feathered barnyard animals at the Zoo. Crafts, games, and more will make it a fun time at the farm.

  • June 3 – Barnyard Buddies: Who Lives on a Farm?
  • June 10 – Barnyard Buddies: Jobs on a Farm
  • June 17 – Barnyard Buddies: Visiting the Barnyard

Animals A-Z

From ants to zebras, bears to yaks, these Animals A-Z programs will encourage kids to love to read! Great books, activities, and live animals will bring storybooks to life.

  • June 5 – Animals A-Z: Books and Music
  • June 12 – Animals A-Z: Poetry
  • June 19 – Animals A-Z: Nighttime Stories

I Spy at the Zoo

Why does an opossum cross the road? Because it smells something good to eat! Children will learn about their own senses as they examine how animals use theirs to survive in the wild.

  • June 24 – I Spy at the Zoo: What Do You Smell?
  • July 8 – I Spy at the Zoo: What Do You See?
  • July 15 – I Spy at the Zoo: What Do You Hear?

Colorful Creatures

Journey with the group as they explore the amazing rainbow of colors found in nature. Learn how animals can use color as a disguise, a warning, or to attract other animals.

  • June 26 – Colorful Creatures: Colors in Nature
  • July 10 – Colorful Creatures: Colors and Camouflage
  • July 17 – Colorful Creatures: Color Communications

Tree House Treasures

Action and adventure await as the group takes a trip to the treetops! Explore exciting wildlife found hidden in the branches of rainforest, woodland, and jungle habitats.

  • July 22 – Tree House Treasures: Rainforest Adventures
  • July 29 – Tree House Treasures: Wild Woodlands
  • August 5 – Tree House Treasures: Jungle Journeys


Discover the magical things that animals can do! How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? What makes a firefly glow? Join the class for this lively and magical experience!

  • July 24 – Abracadabra: Magical Changes
  • July 31 – Abracadabra: Glow in the Dark
  • August 7 – Abracadabra: Animal Odyssey

Have fun with your little one and enjoy the summer!

Central Florida Zoo
Address: 3755 W. Seminole Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771
Website: Cub Club at the Zoo
Phone: 407.323.4450

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.