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.

Register Online

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)

 

Have you ever wanted to experience wild animals up-close? Now you can by attending one of our Close Encounters demonstrations! This program provides unique and engaging on-site animal experiences to Minnesota Zoo guests. Special animal enrichment and training demonstrations are emphasized during Close Encounters, providing guests with one-on-one opportunities to interact with our zookeepers and observe, or even touch, our wildlife.

Close Encounters occur every day, throughout the day, in all areas of the Zoo. With a growing collection of animals and an average of six daily Close Encounters presentations, this program offers something for everyone!

Please check in at the Guest Services Desk for information on the day’s Close Encounters.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 05/01/2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM
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  • Time: 10:30 AM
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  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 05/01/2016
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date: 05/02/2016
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Date: 05/02/2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 05/02/2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 05/02/2016
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 05/02/2016
  • Time: 11:00 AM