Summer Programs

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING 5TH OR 6TH GRADE IN FALL OF 2018

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Grades 5-6 Registration

Be sure to check out our horse camps for grades 1-6!

Camp Schedule

Girls Rule!scigirls-logo
Partnership with SciGirls
9:00 a.m.–noon
Explore the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers of the Zoo in this girl-focused camp. Meet female Zoo professionals, go behind-the-scenes, participate in engaging STEM activities, and find out how to get on the path toward a rewarding zoo career.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 11–15
June 18–22
July 9–13
July 16–20
July 23–27


Minnesota Mania!
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
This great state is full of natural treasures! Travel the Zoo inside and out, learning about the animals that call Minnesota home. Wrap up the week experiencing a true Minnesota tradition—a fishing excursion on a nearby lake to put your angling skills to the test.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

July 9–13 (both)
July 30–Aug 3 (am)
Aug 20–24 (am)


Ocean Commotion
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Have you ever been curious about the animals that live in the constantly changing ocean? Meet the creatures of the sea and explore their awesome abilities for staying alive—despite all the commotion.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

June 11–15 (pm)
July 16–20 (pm)
Aug 6–10 (am)
Aug 13–17 (both)


Pizza Pig Out
8:00 a.m.–noon
Get ready for some delicious fun on the farm. Practice your farm keeper skills by helping with morning chores, discover the role farming plays in producing pizza ingredients, and celebrate the week with a pizza party!
Fee: $195 ($170 for Zoo members)

June 11–15
June 25–29
Aug 13–17


Survival Training
1:00–4:00 p.m.
How do your survival skills match up to the “fittest” in the animal kingdom? Study the perplexities of animal survival and animal care. Then test your skills  during the “final challenge”—surviving a sleepover at the Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm. Camp will take place outdoors. Shelter will be available as needed.
Note: This class is offered Mon–Thu with an overnight on Fri from 5 pm to 8 am on Sat (no Fri class).
Fee: $205 ($180 for Zoo members)

June 18–22
June 25–29
July 9–13
July 16–20
Aug 6–10
Aug 20–24


NEW! Wildlife Agents
9:00 a.m.–noon or 1:00–4:00 p.m.
A crime has been committed! The victim…wildlife! Can you identify the perpetrator? Learn about the problems facing wildlife while learning the skills and tools scientists use to track down criminals. Put on your detective hat and join us.
Fee: $180 ($155 for Zoo members)

July 16–20 (am)
July 23–27 (both)
July 30–Aug 3 (pm)
Aug 13–17 (both)