The Minnesota Zoo offers all sorts of fun, educational programs throughout the entire year! From overnight excursions to daily classes and games, you’re never too young (or old) to learn something new at the zoo.

District 196 Free Parenting Conference on November 1st

Join the Minnesota Zoo at the District 196 free parenting conference on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8am to 12:30pm at Eastview High School. This is a great opportunity for District 196 parents of children from birth through high school. Here is more information. Find the Minnesota Zoo at the resource fair and pick up your coupon for 50% off select education programs!  Register now!


Programs for Kids & Families

The Minnesota Zoo offers entertaining and education opportunities all year-round for ages 2 through adult. We have been connecting people, animals and the natural world for decades and encourage you to get involved and discover wildlife in a wild place! Click the button below to search for programs by age or program type.

View Programs for Kids & Families

Schools & Teachers

Learn how you can use the Zoo for curriculum planning, field trips, and more.


Overnights, Scout groups, guided tours, Backstage Pass —all offer something unique.


Check out the programs we offer for adults – from behind the scenes tours to travel around the world.