Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experience to get up close and personal with a favorite Zoo critter.

For dates and to register click on the program listed on the right under “Upcoming Backstage Pass Programs”.

Note: the Zoo is not a nut-free environment as nuts are a regular part of our animal diets and may be used during animal demonstrations and programs as positive reinforcement.

Backstage Pass Descriptions:

Backstage with Bears
Backstage with Birds
Backstage with Chinchillas
Backstage with Llamas
Backstage with Penguins
Backstage with Sea Otters
Backstage with Sharks and Rays
Backstage with Sloths
Private Backstage Passes for Marriage Proposals or Special Occasions!

Fall is here! ‘Tis the season of crunchy leaves, sweet apples, and harvest time. Come on out to celebrate autumn on the family farm. A wagon ride, a bonfire, and a visit with our horses make this a very special evening. We’ll even work together to make some delicious homemade applesauce! Please note that this program begins at 6:00 pm!

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. The whole Zoo is our classroom and visits to “behind-the-scenes” areas with zookeepers and trainers will make each class special.

 4-9 and their favorite adult(s)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Zoo Members: $19 per participant
(minimum of 1 adult, 1 child = $38)
Non-Members: $25 per participant
(minimum of 1 adult, 1 child = $50)

How to Register

Register Online

Questions? Email or call 952.431.9390.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 09/22/2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Date: 09/23/2019
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Date: 09/23/2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 09/23/2019
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Date: 09/24/2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 09/25/2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 09/26/2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 09/27/2019
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 09/27/2019-09/28/2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Date: 09/28/2019
  • Time: 7:00 AM