Classroom Programs (K-12)

During hands-on, interactive classroom programs, participants explore topics and get an up-close encounter with the animals. Each program is aligned to grade level state standards.

Duration: 45 minutes
Number of participants per program: Max of 35
Number of animals: Four (and biofacts/props)
Cost: $150/program
Minimum fee of $325

New in 2018:
Animal Explorers—Pre-K
Animal Investigation – Kindergarten
Critter Classification—Kindergarten
Cycle of Life—1st Grade
Animal Families—K–2nd Grade
What’s a Habitat?—2nd–3rd Grade
Wild Survivor—3rd–5th Grade
Animal Health—4th Grade
Minnesota Ecosystems—5th Grade
Wildlife Conservation—6TH–12TH GRADE
Skull Science—6TH–12TH GRADE
Animals and Engineering—6TH–12TH GRADE

Assembly Program (K-12)
Duration: 45 minutes
Number of participants per program: Max of 150
Number of animals: Four (and biofacts/props)
Cost: $325/first program $175/2nd and 3rd programs

Predator/Prey (2nd grade and up)
All Things Connected (All Grades)
So You Want to be a Zookeeper (4th grade and up)
Cool Animals of the North (All Grades)

Mileage Fees

$50.00 mileage fee for program locations between 50 and 100 miles from the Minnesota Zoo.
$100.00 mileage fee for program locations between 101 and 150 miles from the Minnesota Zoo.
$150.00 mileage fee for program locations between 151 and 200 miles from the Minnesota Zoo.
$200.00 mileage fee for program locations over 200 miles from the Minnesota Zoo.

Travel Restrictions:

We offer programming throughout the entire state of Minnesota.

For programs outside of Minnesota, we can travel up to 100 miles from the Minnesota Zoo.

Winter Policy (December – February) – No travel beyond 60 miles.

Please Note:  Additional fees may apply if travel to your location requires an overnight stay.

Cancellation Fees
A $100.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for any programs canceled within 30 days of the scheduled program date.

Scheduling a Zoomobile Program

To schedule a Zoomobile program or to receive more information regarding our programs, please visit Zoomobile request form to submit a request. If you have any other questions, give us a call at 952-431-9228 or toll free at 800-366-7811 extension 228.

Reservations are taken on a first-call, first-served basis up to a year in advance. Many dates are filled months ahead, so make your reservations as early as possible to ensure your preferred date.