Wild Wonders Preschool is a unique program that brings the natural world alive!  Offered for ten consecutive Mondays each fall and spring, we will connect children with nature by encouraging their innate affinity for the outdoors.  By developing their sense of place in the world over the ten weeks, this will allow us to provide a continuous theme, deeper learning, and foster relationships between teacher, students, and the animals.

Throughout this exciting program, children will explore nature’s many wonders first-hand through dramatic play, art, stories, songs and animal encounters! The fall session will focus on the many ways animals get ready for winter and the spring session will focus on our domestic animal friends at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.

Ages: 4-6 years of age AND children must be group ready to participate: this includes the ability to listen and follow directions, remain with the group at all times, follow safety rules independently, and communicate with the instructor.  All children must also be toilet trained.
Fees: Members: $220, Non-members: $260

Class sessions Each session consists of ten classes.
2020 Spring Session – Due to renovations in the classroom space, we will not be having the 2020 spring session.

 Times: 9:30 a.m.-noon or
1:00-3:30 p.m.


Can’t commit to ten days? Check out our single day Preschool Pals programs.

If you have any questions, please call 952-431-9390.

Are you ready to get a little closer to our three brown bears? Join Sadie, Kenai, and Haines – the stars of our Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit – during this interactive education program at the Minnesota Zoo!

During your adventure, enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences as you meet zoo keepers, journey behind-the-scenes to multiple locations, and see our grizzly bears closer than almost anyone else. Offer a brown bear a breakfast snack before they head out onto exhibit for the day, toss them special “enrichment” treats from above their exhibit, and help prep the “dinner meal” for the three bears to eat later that day. Throughout the morning, learn about grizzly bears in the wild and our bears at the Zoo, including their personalities and what makes them unique.

Experience the awe-inspiring moment of meeting a grizzly bear. Sadie, Kenai, and Haines can’t wait to meet you!

Note: This program involves climbing a set of stairs and crouching and stepping through a small doorway. If you are unable to do so, please contact us so we can adjust the experience to fit your needs.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Date: Offered on select Saturdays and Sundays
Ages: Minimum 8 years old, participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $150 per participant
Group Size: Maximum of six participants, smaller groups may be combined.

How to Register

Register Online

Questions? Email or call 952.431.9390.

Upcoming Wild Wonders Classes:

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 08/09/2020
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Date: 08/09/2020
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Date: 08/14/2020-08/15/2020
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Date: 08/15/2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Date: 08/17/2020
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Date: 08/22/2020
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • Date: 08/22/2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 08/29/2020
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Date: 09/19/2020
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • Date: 09/25/2020-09/26/2020
  • Time: 6:30 PM