These classes are especially designed for young people (ages 4–9) and their favorite adults. Our activities, excursions, crafts and games will make learning fun for young and old alike. The whole Zoo is our classroom and visits to “behind-the-scenes” areas with zookeepers and trainers will make each class special.

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Ages: 4-9 and their favorite adult(s)

Date: offered on select Saturdays and Sundays

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise listed)

Fees:
Zoo Members: $18.50 per participant
(minimum of 1 adult, 1 child = $37)
Non-Members: $25 per participant
(minimum of 1 adult, 1 child = $50)

 

Dinosaurs Opening Weekend- May 28 – 30

Summer 2016 at the Minnesota Zoo will mark the long-awaited return of the prehistoric “ferocious and the mild” as part of the dynamic dinosaur exhibit. Nineteen super-size, robotic dinosaurs will inhabit the Zoo, including some familiar favorites like Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex—plus a few big surprises! Come enjoy all the fun during the opening weekend celebration.  Get up close to life-like dinosaurs and learn more about other living animals at the Zoo who have survived extinction.

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Weekend Activities:

    • Animal Encounter MN Lodge – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Live Music – Lakeside Terrace 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
    • Face Painting/Tattoos – Dinosaur Exhibit – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Craft Activity- Tropics Plaza 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Zooper Trooperz Activity Sheet
    • Animal Close Encounter – Lakeside Terrace 10:00 a.m.
    • Keeper/Enrichment Talks – 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
      Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – Wild Bird Deck, Minnesota Trail
      3:00 p.m.  – Tropical Reef Shark Feeding
      Sunday –   11:00 a.m. – Lemurs, Tropics Trail
      3:00 p.m. – Tropical Reef Shark Feeding
      Monday – 11:00 a.m. – Wild Bird Deck, Minnesota Trail
      3:00 p.m. – Tropical Reef Shark Feeding

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Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 05/28/2016-05/30/2016
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  • Date: 05/30/2016
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