Come and learn about the animals and all the care that goes into keeping them happy and healthy during this popular class designed especially for 4th-7th grades. Each month we cover a different area at the Zoo with hands-on activities, a behind the scene tour and close up encounter of an animal.

Our fall session will cover northern trail, farm and aquariums. Our spring session will cover tropics, marine mammals and Minnesota animals.

TIME: 9 am – noon
AGES:
Grades 4-7
FEES:
  Zoo Members: $100 Non-Members: $120

Fall 2018 Session:
October 6, November 3 and December 1

Spring 2019 Session:
February 2, March 2 and April 6

How to Register

Register Online

Questions? Email or call 952.431.9390.

Are you ready to get a little closer to our three bears? Join Sadie, Kenai, and Haines – the stars of our Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit – during this interactive education program at the Minnesota Zoo!

During your adventure, enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences as you meet zoo keepers, journey behind-the-scenes to multiple locations, and see our grizzly bears closer than almost anyone else. Offer a bear a breakfast snack before they head out onto exhibit for the day, toss them special “enrichment” treats from above their exhibit, and help prep the “dinner meal” for the three bears to eat later that day. Throughout the morning, learn about grizzly bears in the wild and our bears at the Zoo, including their personalities and what makes them unique.

Experience the awe-inspiring moment of meeting a grizzly bear. Sadie, Kenai, and Haines can’t wait to meet you!

Note: This program involves climbing a set of stairs and crouching and stepping through a small doorway. If you are unable to do so, please contact us so we can adjust the experience to fit your needs.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Date: offered on select Saturdays and Sundays
Ages: minimum 8 years old, participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $150 per participant
Group Size: Maximum of six participants, smaller groups may be combined.

How to Register

Register Online

Questions? Email or call 952.431.9390.

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