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 2016 Session:
October 1, November 5 and December 3

Spring 2017 Session:
February 4, March 4 and April 1

How to Register

Register Online

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.

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: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Date: 03/23/2017
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date: 03/24/2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 03/24/2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 03/24/2017
  • Time: 10:30 AM