Join us for an unique Zoo experience,  we offer a wide variety of experiences from overnights to behind the scenes tours.

Make your time at the Zoo a Special Experience.

Group Overnights
When the sun goes down, some animals go to sleep…but for others, life is just starting to get interesting. After everyone else has gone home, you and your group will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Minnesota Zoo, as you find out just what happens deep in the ocean, far into the northern forests, or on the family farm after dark.

Guided Tours
How do you train a komodo dragon? What do we think about when we decide to combine species in an exhibit? What’s the grizzly bears’ favorite treat?

Backstage Pass
Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world.

Family Zoo Adventures
These classes are especially designed for young people (ages 4–9) and their favorite adults. Our activities, excursions, crafts and games will make learning fun for young and old alike.

Camps
We offer programs all year round. Join us at the Minnesota Zoo and participate in one of our many fun and educational camps.

Travel with the Zoo
Are you ready for a wild adventure? Travel with the Zoo! The Minnesota Zoo offers travel programs for different audiences throughout the year, to destinations near and far.

Family Overnights
When the sun goes down, some animals go to sleep…but for others, life is just starting to get interesting. After everyone else has gone home, you and your family will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Minnesota Zoo.