How much food does a 700 pound bear eat per day?  How do Zoo Keepers figure that out? Come spend the day at the Minnesota Zoo and learn about how Zoo staff use math in all sorts of ways to keep our animals healthy and happy. Students have the opportunity to explore the Zoo, stopping at specialized stations along the way to practice using math in a real-world setting. Problems are aligned with Minnesota State Math Standards and are designed to help students understand why learning math is important and that it can be FUN! Choose to attend the day that corresponds with the grade level of your students as problems and stations will be tailored to specific age groups.

Registration for field trips for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on August 1, 2019.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Elementary students (3rd-5th grade) 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 or Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Middle school students (6th-8th grade) 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
             *1500 students per day maximum. Register early to reserve the date of your choice!

3rd-5th grade $9.00/student (event fee $3.00/student plus $6.00 student admission fee)
6th-8th grade $11.00/student (event fee $3.00/student plus $8.00 student admission fee)

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.

School Field Trip Reservation – Online Booking

To email a request use the School Field Trip Request Form by clicking on the button below. A confirmation will be sent within 10 days confirming a date. Click the button below to begin.
School Field Trip Request Form

If you have any questions Email Us, Fax: 952-997-4838, or call 952-431-9218.
Once your request has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by email within 10 days to confirm your date.