Critter Café is a delightfully casual family experience for our youngest critter enthusiasts, including ones too young for Critter Camp!

Each month, a brief presentation is followed by lots of supervised handling time with salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes. A different group is explored each month! Handling isn't required, as our goal is to provide a safe learning experience for children and their parents to explore these fascinating animals at their own pace. This program is available for children who are still too young to participate in our other programs like Critter Camp. This is not a drop-off program, rather an opportunity for parents and children to learn about these animals together.

Coffee, tea, and cocoa is provided for the parents.

2024 Critter Café Schedule

  • January 14. Lizards
  • February 11. Backyard Animals of Georgia
  • March 10. Salamanders
  • April 14. Frogs
  • May 12. Turtles
  • June 9. Lizards
  • July 14. Snakes
  • August 11. Backyard Animals of Georgia
  • September 8. Salamanders
  • October 13. Frogs
  • November 10. Turtles
  • December 8. Lizards
Critter Café is not wheelchair accessible

Pricing & Registration

The Critter Café meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Amphibian Foundation. The cost is $20 for the first child, $10 for additional children. Parents are free.

Ages 0-5. 10:00 - 11:00 am

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Ages 6-9. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Parent/guardian must be present with their child for the duration of the program.

Critter Second Sundays in Atlanta @ AF

Critter Café - Ages 0-5

Critter Café - Ages 0-5

A delightfully casual family experience for our youngest critter enthusiasts, including ones too young for Critter Camp! Our amazing educators lead critter discovery sessions for young children and their parents. A different group is explored each time, such as: frogs, salamanders, GA native species, turtles, lizards, and snakes. All animals are friendly and can be handled if desired.

  • 2nd Sunday, 10-11 am
  • Ages 0-5
  • Coffee, tea, and cocoa provided for parents.
  • $20 each session, includes parents!

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Critter Café - Ages 6-9

Critter Café - Ages 6-9

A delightfully casual family experience for our youngest critter enthusiasts! Our amazing educators lead critter discovery sessions for young children and their parents. A different group is explored each time, such as: frogs, salamanders, GA native species, turtles, lizards, and snakes. All animals are friendly and can be handled if desired.

  • 2nd Sunday, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Ages 6-9
  • Coffee, tea, and cocoa provided for parents.
  • $20 each session, includes parents!

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Critter Class - Ages - 6-11

Critter Class - Ages - 6-11

Critter Class is for students only, and has more structured learning than the earlier Critter Café events. Critter Class includes a lesson, followed by hands-on learning and animal handling with our amazing AF Educators. Critter Class can be enjoyed as a series, or if someone would simply like to drop in for a certain topic. A different group is discussed each time.

  • 2nd Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Ages 6-11
  • $30 each session, $175 for the 6 session series

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