Career Day-Informational Sessions

(grades 10-college)
Are you interested in having an exciting career working with animals? Then this program is for you! Meet Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational sessions to learn about their animal careers, department internships and other practical advice on how to prepare for a future animal field career. We will also take you on a personalized guided tour of a trail including a behind the scenes area. Registrations will be accepted until noon on the Friday prior to the event. Lunch is not provided. You may bring your own lunch or eat in our “Call of the Wild Café”, lunch prices range up to $15.00.

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fees: $40 per participant, $35 per participant for members

Seminars and guided tours will focus on:

  • Veterinarian/Vet Tech
  • Zookeeping
  • Animal Handling and Training
  • Education/Naturalist
  • Marine Science

Register Online

Registration: Please click on the Register Online button above and you will be taken to the registration page. A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Questions please email or call 952.431.9218.

Career Day- School Event

Grades 9-12

Students will gain insight and knowledge animal careers in hands on activities at a variety of stations throughout the Zoo. These activities build the skills many animal care employers look for in a qualified candidate. Students are given a Zoo Career Portfolio booklet upon arrival to use as a guide and for the day and for future career planning. The day is open format and is geared to high schools and homeschool students in grades 9th-12th.

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fees: $11 per student (price includes admission)

How to Register

Book your field trip online and confirm your date now. The first page will take you to a log in page where you will need to create an account or sign in to an existing account. Click the button below to begin.
Online Booking

To email a request download the School Field Trip Request Form, complete, save to your computer and attached to an email to or fax it in to 952-997-4838. Click the button below to begin.
Download School Field Trip Request Form