Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world.

For dates and availability click on the program listed on the right.

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How to Register

Online: A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered online for your desired program (click on the “Register Online” button for the program you are interested in). Questions? Call 952.431.9390.

By Mail:  Complete the Registration Form. Mail-in registrations will receive a confirmation by email.

Backstage Pass Descriptions:

Backstage with Bears
Backstage with Birds
Backstage with Penguins
Backstage with Sea Otters
Backstage with Sharks and Rays

Private Backstage Pass Marriage Proposals
Backstage Bites: plan a special event for your group

Come get an up close look as our zookeepers train Brown Bears Sadie, Haines, and Kenai daily on the Russia’s Grizzly Coat trail at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Watch these three grizzlies present paws, stand upright, show teeth on cue, and respond to other enrichments like ice and melons! Although these actions may look like tricks, they all correspond to important veterinary procedures and focus heavily on the bears’ health! Cooperating with humans to complete training demo activities keeps Haines, Sadie, and Kenai physically, psychologically, and behaviorally fit. Learn more about our intelligent Brown Bear trio and their various enrichment programs here.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 07/31/2015
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