Celebrate Music and Animals
Musical Menagerie will invite viewers to connect music with animals in a live concert from the Minnesota Orchestra that presents a variety of composers and styles of music, as well as unique film elements and guests from the Zoo. Host and conductor Sarah Hicks, along with animal conservationists from the Zoo, will introduce viewers to brown bears, gibbons, tropical fish and more. Available via broadcast, livestream and on-demand, and presented in partnership with Twin Cities PBS (TPT).
Meet the Animals
Meet the Minnesota Zoo animals featured in Musical Menagerie! Explore animal communication, wildlife conservation, how music affects empathy, and more with educational activities from the Zoo’s Learning Corner.
Animal Communication Lesson Plan for Teachers
Using our powers of observation is the first step in investigating and learning about the natural world. This lesson is designed to be one week of stand-alone curriculum designed to support learners interested in wildlife in Minnesota and beyond.