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

For dates and to register click on the program listed on the right.

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

Visit Minnesota’s monk seals at the Minnesota Zoo, the only place in the U.S (outside of Hawaii) that you can see these animals in human care. Discover what makes these marine mammals so marvelous in a class celebrating these critically endangered seals from Hawaii.

These child-only classes are designed specifically with your preschooler in mind as they transition from toddlers to kindergartners! Through child-directed exploration, play, and age-appropriate activities, we will discover the Zoo’s amazing animals and their habitats. Research indicates that children learn best in an environment which allows them to explore, discover, and play. (J.E. Fox) Play in particular enhances language development, social competence, creativity, imagination, and thinking skills. (D.P. Fromberg and D.F. Gullo).

AGES: 3-5 years old by September 1, 2016
TIMES: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
FEES: Members: $20 per class, Non-members: $25 per class.

Package Discount: Register for four or more classes for the same child in a single order and receive $2.50 off each class.

How to Register

Register Online

Questions? Call 952.431.9390.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 01/20/2017
  • Time: 9:30 AM
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  • Date: 01/20/2017-01/21/2017
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Date: 01/21/2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM