Mommy and Me Classes at Helen Woodward Animal Center
Every Thursday for 5 Weeks
September 6–October 4
October 11–November 8
Referral and sibling discounts available!
|Thursday Sessions (10am-11am)|
|Session 1 – 9/6|
|Session 2 – 9/13|
|Session 3 – 9/20|
|Session 4 – 9/27|
|Session 5 – 10/4|
|Thursday Sessions (10am-11am)|
|Session 1 – 10/11|
|Session 2 – 10/18|
|Session 3 – 10/25|
|Session 4 – 11/1|
|Session 5 – 11/8|
Are you and your toddler or preschooler animal lovers? First FURiends isn’t your average Mommy and Me class! This parent participation program gives you and your little one the chance to experience hands-on animal interactions while learning five lessons about empathy and compassion. Each session is filled with animal-themed activities, crafts and games that encourage bonding with parents, peers and animals!
There are ONLY 10 spots available in each class, so sign up today to be a part of this one-of-a-kind educational experience in beautiful San Diego.
First FURiends Session Themes
Session 1: What’s All That Chirping About? (9/6 OR 10/11)
Animals have unique ways of communicating with each other and with us; find out how animals tell us if they are happy, sad, excited or mad. You and your toddler will meet a cockatiel and guinea pig. This session takes place from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Session 2: Big or Small, Respect Them All (9/13 OR 10/18)
Pets come in all shapes and sizes. Some are cute and cuddly while others are scaly or slimy. No matter how they look, it is important that we respect animals, for their safety and our own. We will talk about how to stay safe around pets while we meet a dog or duck and Madagascar hissing cockroach. This session takes place from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Session 3: Animals Are Hoppy To Help (9/20 OR 10/25)
Many people consider pets to be members of their family because they make us laugh, relieve stress and love us unconditionally. Therapy animals go above and beyond to bring people comfort. Discover the ways that animals help people while meeting a rabbit and mini horse or mini donkey. This session takes place from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Session 4: Caring For Critters (9/27 OR 11/1)
Animals cannot ask for help but that doesn’t mean they don’t need any! You and your child will meet an adoptable puppy and a chicken while learning about the various ways that people can help animals. This session takes place from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Session 5: Pets are PAWsitively Precious (10/4 OR 11/8)
What are pets and what does it take to care for one? You and your child will discover the answers while meeting a sheep and turtle. Through a song, activity and craft, your little one will explore and identify emotions of humans and animals. Your child will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this program. This session takes place from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Species and activities may vary depending on animal health, safety and availability.
First FURiends Rates
$83 for all five sessions
The parent to child ratio is 1:1. Extra parents are $5 each.
Each session requires a minimum attendance of three sets of toddlers and parents in order to be held.
Referral: Refer two friends and get $20 back. Tell them to enter your first and last name in the referral code section when they register.
Sibling: Sign up one child, and their siblings get 50 percent off.