Summer Programs

Child-only classes for children entering Preschool or Kindergarten. Child must be 4 or 5 by September 1, 2018. All participants must be fully toilet-trained.

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PK/K Week-long Registration

Times

A.M. session: 9:30–Noon
P.M. session: 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Camp Schedule

Barnyard Buddies 
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Explore our farm with a different barnyard buddy each day! Puppet characters introduce campers to cows, chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses as they discover how we take care of each of these animals.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 4–8 (both)
June 11–15 (pm)
July 9–13 (pm)
July 30–Aug 3 (pm)
Aug 6–10 (pm)
Aug 27–31 (both)


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Partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music
P.M. Sessions

Explore the process of producing a musical theater production inspired by Minnesota Zoo animals! We’ll create our own songs and storyline for a last-day-of-camp performance. Also, take home a pre-recorded Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® CD with some of our favorite songs from the week.
Fee: $170 ($150 for Zoo members)

June 18–22
July 16–20
Aug 20–24


I Spy Surprise
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Join us as we spy animals from around the world. We’ll discover what makes a fish a fish, a mammal a mammal, and much, much more—each day will be a surprise!
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 11–15 (both)
June 25–29 (am)
July 16–20 (pm)
July 23–27 (pm)
July 30–Aug 3 (am)
Aug 6–10 (pm)
Aug 20–24 (pm)
Aug 27–31 (am)


Naturally Nature
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Naturally, nature will provide our space and supplies in this all-outdoor summer adventure! Build a fort, create a “rock” band, or dig like prairie dogs while exploring the great outdoors. Shelter will be available as needed.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 25–29 (am)
July 9–13 (am)
July 16–20 (am)
July 23–27 (both)
July 30–Aug 3 (am)
Aug 6–10 (am)
Aug 13–17 (pm)


Rain Forest Explorers
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Trek through the tropics as a rain forest explorer and encounter many unique animals. Find brightly colored butterflies, hear noisy monkeys, and sing with the birds on our rain forest safari.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 4–8 (am)
June 18–22 (pm)
July 16–20 (am)
Aug 6–10 (pm)
Aug 13–17 (am)


Where the Wild Things Live
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Meet a different animal friend each day and discover where the wild things live! Explore the tropical habitat of a snake, underwater world of a shark, and where a raccoon may roam to find home sweet home!
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 4–8 (pm)
June 18–22 (both)
June 25–29 (am)
July 9–13 (both)
July 23–27 (am)


Wild Water Creatures
A.M. and P.M. sessions
Discover the undersea world of monk seals, fish, sharks, and other ocean creatures living at the Zoo. There’s nothing more important than fins, scales, and scutes.
Fee: $150 ($125 for Zoo members)

June 11–15 (both)
June 25–29 (both)
July 16–20 (both)
July 30–Aug 3 (both)
Aug 13–17 (both)
Aug 20–24 (both)