Looking for a unique educational experience?
The Minnesota Zoo offers resources from curriculum to professional development to travel opportunities. If you are planning a field trip, check out our engaging classes, tours and overnights.
Plan A Field Trip
Follow these simple steps to register for your next field trip. Financial assistance is available!
Engage students to engineer and problem solve just like zookeepers, exhibit designers and conservationists at the Zoo.
FREE Downloadable Curriculum
Free curriculum for the classroom available!
Financial Assistance for Field Trips
Financial assistance available!
ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge
Engage your students in a Zoo-based STEM Design Challenge! This year’s challenge focuses on enrichment and exhibit design for our tigers!
“Show Us Your Mussels” Challenge
Compete with high school students around the state to develop a digital media campaign to save native mussels.
Enhance your field trip! Hands on activities and up-close live animal encounters await! Financial assistance available.
ZzzZoo School Overnights: Animals After Dark
Explore the Minnesota Zoo after hours! Enjoy an evening of learning about the animals that call the Zoo home before bedding down for the night. Financial assistance available.
Walk the trails with naturalists to learn Zoo stories, explore conservation issues, and get a glimpse behind the scenes.
Teacher workshops including STEM at the Zoo, freshwater mussel conservation, citizen science and nature play.
World Language Days
Students immerse themselves in the language and culture they are studying as they discover new facts about Zoo animals and conservation.
Inspire students in grades 3-8 to learn more about how math is applied in the Zoo workplace.
Curriculum for the classroom and for resources to use for your visit to the Zoo. Financial assistance available!
Using the Zoo as the ultimate classroom, students engage in programs specifically designed for homeschool families.
Career Day for Schools
Explore the professional fields of animal care, veterinary medicine, education and more.
Zoomobile and its team of trained naturalists travel to schools and community events throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond
IMAX Lunch Break
Enjoy a short documentary, Wild Africa while you eat your lunch at IMAX. School groups can book the lunch break as part of a Zoo field trip. Show times are 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday.
Travel to unique and beautiful places of the world with a Zoo professional at your side.