May 21, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hip, hip, hooray! It’s Early EdZOOcation Day at the Minnesota Zoo!

Celebrate your favorite children’s storybooks by Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni and more! The day includes read-alouds, interactive storytelling, animal demonstrations, crafts and games designed to engage and inspire our early learners. Activities are self-directed and the day includes time to explore the Zoo and take advantage of all it has to offer.

Activities designed specifically for kids ages 3-5.


9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The day is designed to accommodate AM, PM and full day preschool programs. Join us for all or part of the day!

Featured Activities:

  • Join Tracey Hecht, author of The Nocturnals: The Peculiar Possum, for storytime and her Kindness Game. For more information about Tracey and the Nocturnals World books visit:
  • The Children’s Theatre Company will share interactive storytelling adventures featuring animals, music, imagination, and you!

Non-Members $9.00/child*
Members $3.00/child*
One free adult with each five paid students
Additional adults $12.00 each
Parking $10/bus, $7/car

* Head Start programs receive FREE admission and may apply for bussing funds. For more information visit:

How to Register
To register, complete an Early EdZOOcation Request Form by clicking on the button below and email it to address on the form. A confirmation will be sent within 10 days confirming your reservation. Click the button below to begin.

Early EdZOOcation Request Form

If you have any questions Email, Fax: 952-997-4838, or call 952-431-9218.