Wild Wonders Preschool (in-person)

Wild Wonders Preschool is a unique program that brings the natural world alive!

Fall Wild Wonders Preschool (in-person)

This fall we are offering Wild Wonders for 10 consecutive Mondays, your choice of either morning or afternoon classes. During this time, we will connect children with nature by encouraging their innate affinity for the outdoors.

We will focus on the animals that call the farm, Northern Trail, and adjacent wild areas home. Throughout this exciting program, children will explore nature's many wonders first-hand through dramatic play, art, stories, songs, and visiting our animals!

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.

Class Session:
September 12 to November 14, 2022 (Mondays only)

Fees per session:
Members: $225
Non-Members: $275

Please choose the time that works best for you.

9:00-11:30 AM
1:00-3:30 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Will masks be required for participants?

Face coverings are currently optional for the participants, in accordance to zoo policy.

Will snacks be provided?

A daily snack will NOT be provided. If your child would like to bring a snack, they may. Snacks will be eaten outside and with six-feet or more of spacing to accommodate distancing protocols. If your child brings a snack, please ensure they do not contain peanuts for the safety of other students. Sharing of snacks between students will not be permitted.

How should participants dress?

Participants should wear clothing appropriate for the weather and for exploring nature. This means clothes and shoes that are comfortable for exploring and being outdoors.

How much time will participants be outside?

Wild Wonders is a nature based program, so the majority of time will be spent outside exploring natural areas.

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for this program?

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals is a top priority at the Minnesota Zoo. For this reason, class size is limited and a consistent group of students is present throughout the session. The majority of class time is spent outside exploring nature in open air. Students are encouraged to wash their hands often. Strict cleaning protocols are used and the curriculum has been designed to limit shared used of materials.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about the program, please email us at [email protected].

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