Summer Programs

FOR YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 10 to 12 IN FALL OF 2020

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Grades 10-12 Registration

Be sure to check out our horse camps or llama camps for grades 1-12!

Camp and Travel EdVenture Schedule

Marine Biology 101
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
What lies beneath the ocean surface? In this in-depth and hands-on camp, discover the diversity of life found in ocean communities. Practice your science skills with dissections and hands-on activities, and go on an off-site field trip to see other marine life.
Fee: $270 ($235 for Zoo members)

June 22–26
July 6–10
July 20–24


Photography for Wildlife
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tell the story of the Zoo’s wildlife in pictures! Improve your photography skills while exploring both public and backstage areas of the Zoo. Meet Zoo staff and create a photo-based conservation project. Bring your own smart phone/camera or borrow one of ours.
Fee: $270 ($235 for Zoo members)

June 15–19
July 13–17


Zoology 101
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Get a glimpse into the most popular majors for zoo professionals. The animal kingdom is a big and fascinating world to discover, and the Zoo is the perfect place to investigate. Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom through special talks, behind-the-scenes tours, and animal behavior studies. (No dissections will be performed in this camp.)
Fee: $270 ($235 for Zoo members)

June 8–12
July 27–31
Aug 3–7
Aug 17–21


Teen Travel EdVentures: Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Dates: August 12–16, 2020
Ages: Ages 14-18 years old (graduated seniors are welcome)

Located along the Canadian border, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is known for its expansive wilderness. Join the Minnesota Zoo as we explore this wilderness, learn about the Zoo’s conservation work in Minnesota, discover connections between nature and our lives, and make new friends! During this 5-day EdVenture, paddle the pristine lakes of this northern gem while experiencing the stillness, silence, and solitude. Then end each day relaxing around an evening campfire and looking for the northern lights!

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