AuSM Adults with ASD at the Minnesota Zoo

AuSM and the Minnesota Zoo are pleased to offer three classes for adults with autism (ages 18+) who live in Dakota and Ramsey Counties. The classes, made possible in part by the Dakota and Ramsey County Autism Grant, are tailored for adults with autism who want a deeper understanding of animals and the Zoo. Classes are designed for individuals who do not need direct service professional supports or supervision.

The metro bus is a great way to get to the zoo. If you require transportation assistance, contact AuSM’s education team at [email protected] or call 651.647.1083.

Register for each of these classes online at or call 651.647.1083.

Cost Per Participant Per Class
AuSM/MN Zoo Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

The Wild Cats: June 17, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.
All of our wild cats species—lynx, puma, tigers, and leopards—have their own amazing skills and abilities. Meet their keepers, peek behind-the-scenes, and learn some wild stories about the impressive family of felines.

*Note: The Wild Cats is eligible for a county autism grant. Contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 for more information.

Registration Deadline The Wild Cats: June 10, 2018

Wildlife Research Skills: Telemetry Tracking: July 15, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.
Studying animals in the wild is difficult, but there are tools that make it easier! Try some hands-on challenges using real telemetry equipment, and learn how our Asian wild horse research utilizes this technology in Mongolia.

Registration Deadline Wildlife Research Skills: July 8, 2018

The Story of Baby Zoo Animals: Aug. 19, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.
Dating, mating, and matchmaking are a little wild in the animal kingdom. Learn about some eccentric animal mating and courtship behaviors, then learn more about conservation breeding and where our Zoo animals come from.

Registration Deadline The Story of Baby Zoo Animals: Aug. 12, 2018

Register for each of these classes online at or call 651.647.1083.