Preschool Nature Awareness Programs

Box turtle in grass

Our Park Police Officers and Naturalists teach a variety of fun environmental education programs for preschoolers. Register soon; availability is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years of age and run 30 minutes in length. To provide you quality programming, the maximum for most programs has been set at 20 students. However, special arrangements can be made for classes up to 25, with a $2 charge per each child over the maximum.

Programs with live animals can be conducted in Kansas only. 

Programs we offer are listed below but can also be found with full descriptions in our Preschool Nature Awareness Programs flyer

Year Round Programs

  • Animal Tales
  • Kids & Critters
  • Shiny Scales & Slippery Tails
  • Ladybugs & Flutterbies
  • Animal Action
  • Sun and Shadows

Fall Programs

  • Creepy Critters
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Let's Talk Turkey

Winter Programs

  • Winter Wildlife
  • Teddy Bear Surprise
  • A Visit From Santa Claus

Preschool Pricing Information

Prices listed below apply to all programs except A Visit From Santa. Those prices listed seperately. 

All prices subject to change. Programs outside of Johnson County will be subject to a $15 travel fee.

To provide you quality programming, the maximum for most programs has been set at 20 students. However, special arrangements can be made for classes up to 25, with a $2 charge per each child over the maximum.

Program held at your location:

Live animal programs conducted in Kansas only.

  • $53 first program, resident
  • $58 first program non-resident
  • $38 consecutive program, resident
  • $42 consecutive program, non-resident

Programs held at Ernie Miller Nature Center: 

  • $38 each program, resident
  • $42 each program, non-resident


A Visit From Santa Pricing: Billie Breakfast w,Santa 2002

The maximum number of students for the Santa program is set at 25. This program is also 45 minutes in length instead of 30 minutes like the other preschool programs. 

Program held at your location:

  • $59 first program, resident
  • $64 first program, non-resident
  • $45 consecutive programs, resident
  • $50 consecutive programs, non-resident.

Programs held at Ernie Miller Nature Center:

  • $45 per program, resident
  • $50 per program, non-resident