Through the Minnesota Zoo’s Math and Science (ZOOMS) Program, students and teachers discover just what it takes to engineer a modern zoo. ZOOMS provides both teachers and students the opportunity to apply important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to real world situations using the Minnesota Zoo as a context. Through topics such as Engineering FOR Animals (exhibit design), Engineering FROM Animals (biomimicry), and Engineering BY Animals (animals as engineers), teachers and students are challenged to consider and tackle the complexities in both the natural world and constructed environments. The ZOOMS program supports teachers with integrating standards-based ZOOMS resources, design challenges, and field trips into their curriculum to better equip students with the STEM skills to engineer and problem solve just like zookeepers, exhibit designers and conservationists at the Minnesota Zoo! Start seeing the zoo in a whole new way!

ZOOMS Teacher Workshops
ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge presented by Flint Hills Resources’
ZOOMS Engineering Lab
Zoo Classes
Math Day


ZOOMS is Sponsored By



Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Donaldson Company
H.B. Fuller
J.A. Wedum Foundation

For further questions regarding STEM programming at the Minnesota Zoo, please contact [email protected].