Water Play… Any Day!

The summer is heating up and we are all looking for ways to cool down! Did you know that besides cooling us down, water play Read More

Thursday, July 9, 2020|Nature Learning|

Threatened Wood Turtles Released Back Into the Wild

The Minnesota Zoo, in partnership with the Minnesota DNR, has been working diligently behind the scenes for the past year on a new and critical Read More

Flower Power!

Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to enjoy all of the beauty that nature provides us. Native Minnesota prairie flowers are on full display Read More

Wednesday, July 1, 2020|Nature Learning|

National Pollinator Week

Did you know that there are estimated to be approximately 200,000 species of pollinators?? Bees and butterflies might be the first that come to mind, Read More

A Flutter of Activity

While much of the world has slowed down over the past few months, there has been a recent flutter of activity for the Minnesota Zoo’s Read More

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2020 marks the 18th annual World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate and honor the role of oceans on our planet! We may Read More

Monday, June 1, 2020|Conservation|

Awe in Nature – Generating Curiosity

Have you ever gazed up at the stars and felt a spine-tingling sensation? Or viewed the vast openness of the Grand Canyon and felt your Read More

Thursday, May 28, 2020|SEL/Empathy|


Something about butterflies seems to spark curiosity and awe in people of all ages… The caterpillar-turned-butterfly is one of the most spectacular wonders of nature. Read More

Thursday, May 28, 2020|Citizen Science|