If your community event requires a more up-close experience, a Zoomobile Booth is your answer. A naturalist will provide one to two hours of stimulating, informative programming with a conservation theme. A Zoomobile Booth is where our naturalist will be at a table (like an expo or festival type event) and participants to the event will walk by and visit. This is not a group presentation.

Programs with Live Animal Ambassadors (in-person)

Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Number of participants per program: Unlimited
Number of animals: 4 (along with biofacts)
Cost with animals: $200 for first hour, $100 for a second consecutive hour

Programs with Educational Materials and Activities (in-person, no live animals)

Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Number of participants per program: Unlimited
Number of animals: biofacts
Cost with NO animals: $100 for first hour, $50 for a second consecutive hour

Time of year
Programs are offered all year, except from December 15 to February 15 when temperatures often make it unsafe for animals to travel.

Travel Restrictions
We offer programming up to 90 miles from the Minnesota Zoo within the state of Minnesota. Virtual programs are offered for locations near or further away.

Animals may not be able to go off-site if temperatures are too extreme and if there is severe weather.
Winter Policy (December 15 – February15) – Only virtual programs are offered at these times.

Cancellation Fees
Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to the program will receive a refund of 75% of the program fee. No refunds will be made less than two weeks prior to the program. If your program is cancelled due to weather or other extenuating circumstance, we will work with you to reschedule.

Scheduling a Zoomobile Program
To schedule a Zoomobile program, please complete the Zoomobile Request Form to submit a request. Please note: Programs must be requested more than 2 weeks in advance. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance. If you have any other questions, email us at [email protected].

Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis up to six months in advance. Many dates are filled months ahead, so make your reservations as early as possible to ensure your preferred date.