Zoomobile is back!
Zoomobile brings animals to YOU either in-person at your site or virtually!
The goal of all Zoomobile programs is to create and establish a sense of stewardship and respect for the diversity and complexity of all life on earth. We strive to bring animals, either virtually or in person, to guests who may not be able to easily come to the zoo. Zoomobile naturalists capture imaginations and stimulate curiosities about the natural world while providing a foundation of information and knowledge for their audiences.
We are working to bring back our programs in phases. In the first phase, the first programs (in person and virtual) we will offer will focus on:
- Seniors center programs
- Support care services in the following group settings:
- Mental Health
- Special Needs
- Memory Care
- Booth programs for community events (at a table like an expo or festival-type event)
Please note: Programs must be requested more than 2 weeks in advance. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance.
Virtual opportunities are available to complement our in-person programs. Please continue to check this webpage for updates as we will add more programs in the future!
In-Person (up to 90 miles from the Minnesota Zoo within the state of Minnnesota)
The Minnesota Zoomobile team of naturalists travel to senior centers, hospitals, community organization events (table booth only), providing an educational and entertaining environmental experience to a variety of audiences. Zoomobile Naturalists use live animals, biological artifacts, storytelling, and audience participation to create a dynamic, personal, and fun program for all ages.
Virtual (near or far! We have you covered!)
Our Naturalists will introduce you to some of our favorite animal ambassadors with dramatic close-ups and one-of-a-kind virtual encounters.
For more information or to register, click on the tiles below. If you don’t see your group represented a tile below, please check back in the future for additional offerings, but these are the only groups we are offering to in our first phase back.
If your organization requires a contract with the Minnesota Zoo, please note that we will send you a Minnesota Zoo contract and will not sign contracts from outside organizations. Our contract includes language regarding animal health and safety that is not found in outside contracts. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact us at [email protected].
The Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile is generously supported by the William David Romans and the Jones Family Zoomobile Endowment Funds.
Seniors and Support Services (in-person programs)
Zoomobile will give your seniors and support services groups a unique educational experience.
Seniors and Support Services (virtual programs)
Check out these amazing virtual offerings.
Booth Programs for Community Events
Zoomobile would love to come to your community event!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the Zoomobile Program