Zoo Programs

The Lake Superior Zoo offers year-round educational programs designed to connect people with animals and the natural world. Some of our programs are designed for children to be dropped off at the zoo. Some offer opportunities for parents/caregivers and children to learn together as a family. Others are for adults only. For information about programs for schools, day cares, scouts and youth groups, please visit our Field Trips page.

Youth and Family

The zoo offers all kinds of programs to choose from during the school year. Learn about our Saturday family programs, job shadowing, homeschool classes, winter break camps and more!

Youth & Family Program List

Adults & Older Youth

Critters on Canvas
Join an experienced artist from On the Rocks Art Studio as she gives step-by-step instruction on how to paint your own beautiful eastern screech owl! Meet zoo animals up close as they take part in the fun. Space is limited so register early to participate in this unique class!

Ages 12 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates & Times:
Saturday, February 6 | 3:00-5:30 p.m.

$40 each participant. Painting supplies and snacks provided.



Introduce your youngest animal lover to our friendly zoo animals. Children ages 2-3 will enjoy a story, activity, and animal encounter around a different theme each program.

Toddler Program Information