Preschool Programs (3-5 year-olds)

Please contact Jessamy Schwartz at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule a program: email or 218-730-4500 ext. 205. Costs listed below are in addition to zoo admission. There is no additional program charge for adults attending programs with a student group.

30-minute Programs

Cost: Add $1.50 per student, $25 minimum

  • Creature Coverings – Students will uncover the world of animal skins, scales, feathers, and fur! Take a close look at animal coverings and how they help animals survive.
  • Super Senses – Students will use their senses to explore the world just like animals do. Through sight, sound, smell, and touch, you’ll take a close look at animals to see how your senses compare.
  • Animal Tales – Choose from these animal themes: Fabulous Frogs, Terrific Turtles, or Beautiful Birds. Students will learn about the chosen animal through story and interactive activities. At the end, they will meet the animal up close!

Guided Zoo Tour

90-minute Program
Cost: Add $2.50 per student, $45 minimum

Tour the zoo with an experienced guide and hear stories and “behind the scenes” information about our animals. Groups larger than 15 people will be split into multiple groups. Optional add-on: Animal Encounter – Meet 3 of our outreach animals during a 30-minute animal encounter after the tour, an extra $1.00 per student.