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.

education-2Youth & Families

The Minnesota Zoo offers entertaining and educational opportunities all year-round for toddlers through adults. 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.

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Schools & Teachers

Field trip planning, STEM programs, zoo classes, teacher resources, homeschool programs 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.