Youth & Family Programs

Treat your kids to a wild learning experience!

Explore wildlife while participating in hands-on activities, tours, and animal encounters. We often go outside during programs so please dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. For summer drop-off programs for ages 4-17, please visit our Summer Zoo Camps page. For programs for ages 2-3, please visit our Toddlers page.

Please register your children based on the age they will be the month of the class.

Cub Club (Ages 4-5)

Cub Club is designed for pre-school age children who are able to be successful in group programs without parent involvement. Children will participate in games, interactive activities, role play and crafts. We will explore the zoo, read stories and meet many animal friends!

Dates & Times:
Fri. Oct. 26, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 12 noon | Leap & Splash
This class is full.
Fri. Nov. 30, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 12 noon | Shells, Scales & Turtle Tales
This class is full.
Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 | 10 a.m. – 12 noon | Reptile Romp
This class is full.

Fall/Spring Rates:
Purchased separately: $13 Members | $15 Non-Members
Purchased as 4-class session: $45 Members | $55 Non-Members
If purchased as a 4-class session, we cannot issue refunds or transfers.

Registration

Homeschool Classes

Please register your children based on the age they will be the month of the class.

Homeschool Explorers | Ages 6-10 | Theme: Animal Classification
Dive deep into the animal kingdom to discover why and how scientists classify living things. Each class will focus on a different animal group. All classes include touring the zoo, hands-on activities, and animal encounters.

Dates & Times:
Thurs. Nov. 1, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Turtles & Tortoises
Space available
Mon. Nov. 12, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Turtles & Tortoises
This class is full.

Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Snakes & Lizards
Space available
Mon. Dec. 10, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Snakes & Lizards
This class is full.

If a class is full, you may email or call Jessamy to be put on the waiting list: 218-730-4500 ext. 205.

Homeschool Adventurers | Ages 11-17 | Learn about zoo keeping and animal conservation by participating in the care of zoo animals. Students will get to know a different species every session, learn about its care, and spend the rest of class helping out the zookeepers.

Dates & Times:
Thr. Oct. 18, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
This class is full.
Thr. Nov. 8, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
This class is full.
Thr. Dec. 13, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
This class is full.

Cost:
Purchased separately: $13 Members | $15 Non-Members
Purchased as 4-class session: $45 Members | $55 Non-Members
If purchased as a 4-class session, we cannot issue refunds or transfers.

Registration

Zookeeper Job Shadowing (Ages 13-17)

Wonder what it’s like to work with animals? Spend a morning not just job shadowing but actually helping behind the scenes at the zoo. Prepare animal diets, make animal enrichments, tour our veterinary clinic, watch animal training and more!

This program can be scheduled upon request. If you have 2-4 teens interested, please contact Jessamy about scheduling a morning that works best: 218-730-4500 ext. 205 or jschwartz@lszoo.org. Groups of 5 or more teens should inquire about our Zoo Careers: Behind the Scenes program.

Cost: $30 per person (includes zoo admission). Minimum of 2 people.