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.

Register Online

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:  If you need a registration form please complete the Registration Form. Mail-in registrations will receive a confirmation by email.

Backstage Pass Descriptions:

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

Private Backstage Pass Marriage Proposals

The Zoo is celebrating the entire month of Spooktober with fall babies and things that go bump in the night. Come enjoy the fall colors, hay maze at the farm, music, magicians, and special creature features. Bring your little goblins and ghouls to the Zoo for some Halloween fun. Each weekend will include fun activities for the whole family—even the animals will enjoy some pumpkin action.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 10/24/2014
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Date: 10/24/2014
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Date: 10/24/2014
  • Time: 9:30 AM
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  • Date: 10/24/2014
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 10/24/2014
  • Time: 10:00 AM