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

Costa Rica – Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Tropical Adventure

Join a group of fellow teens and a Zoo professional for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Costa Rica. We’ll explore the rainforest and beaches as we learn about the area’s amazing biodiversity of plants and animals, local conservation issues, and global matters of sustainability. Along the way we’ll get to try activities like zip-lining, rafting, horseback riding, and relaxing in hot springs. We’ll even meet and work with local high school students. This trip is designed for any high school student (including those graduating in 2015) with an interest in wildlife and a taste for travel!

Date: August 1-11, 2015
Ages: Teens ages 14+

More information

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 08/01/2015-08/11/2015
  • Time: 12:00 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 8:00 AM
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Date: 08/05/2015
  • Time: 12:00 PM