2017 Summer Programs

Single-day Zoo Camp for Adults

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Adult Registration

Jealous of all the fun the kids are having at Zoo Camp? Learn more about zoos and our animals, try some fun hands-on activities, meet new people, and dive into the world of conservation. Join us for one session or come back again and again for new activities and knowledge.


A.M. Session: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
P.M. Session: 1:30-3:30 p.m.


$25 ($19 for Zoo members)

Package Discount

Receive $15 off when six classes are booked for the same person in a single order.

Camp Schedule

NEW! All About Sloths
Fri, June 16 (pm)
Sloths are one of the Zoo’s most beloved animals—and one of the most fascinating! This class will give you a big dose of cute, plus some wild fun facts and stories.

NEW! Wildlife Research Skills: Motion Trap Cameras
Thu, June 29 (pm)
Studying animals in the wild is difficult, especially when animals are rare, nocturnal, afraid of humans, or all three. One of the tools that makes life easier for researchers is the motion trap camera. Hear amazing first-hand stories, and then get hands-on!

NEW! Spikes and Quills
Wed, July 12 (am)
Learn about the quirks and truly weird traits of porcupines and hedgehogs. While they’re definitely prickly, they don’t have much else in common. Get up close (but not too close) with both!

Zoo Veterinarians
Tue, July 25 (am)
Meet some of our Animal Health staff and enjoy an extended behind-the-scenes tour of our Animal Health building. There’s so much that goes into keeping our animals safe and healthy!

NEW! Enrichment in Action
Mon, Aug 7 (am)
In the zoo world, the term enrichment refers to the toys, treats, training, and more that keep zoo animals curious and active. We’ll explore different types of enrichment, prepare some items, and watch the animals enjoy them!

NEW! Climate Change and Minnesota’s Wildlife
Fri, Aug 25 (pm)
How will a changing climate affect Minnesota’s animals? Meet some local wildlife and learn about Minnesota ecosystems. Hear about ongoing research, how to get involved, and what scientists are already learning about how climate change is affecting our state’s natural heritage.