Zoomobile

Invite the zoo to come to you! Zoomobile programs are a fun, interactive way to introduce students of all ages to animals without having to leave your community. We offer informal booths for tabling events or formal presentations for seated audiences.

All Zoomobile programs feature 3-4 live animals that are selected based on the program topic of your choice. Please note: We cannot guarantee specific animal requests, but if there is an animal you don’t want us to bring, please let us know in the comments section of the Zoomobile Request Form.


Booths

Booths are an informal educational experience ideal for any event where individuals will be walking around and learning at their own pace. Participants have an opportunity for one-on-one learning with our educators while meeting several zoo animals. Booth programs include 2 small terrarium animals and at least 2 animals held by our educators. This type of program is ideal for events, festivals, and company or church picnics.

Special Considerations for Booths

  • We ask that you please provide us with a table and two chairs.
  • If the booth will be outdoors, we ask that our booth be under a tent or in a shaded area. The temperature may influence which animals can attend as it may be too hot or too cold for certain species.
  • The zoo’s booth cannot be located near an area that has loud noises (e.g., music/bands, radio stations, loud speakers), other animals (e.g., dogs, cats, petting zoos), projectiles (e.g., basketball toss, Frisbee throw), costumed characters or inflatable bounce houses.

Booth Pricing:
1st hour = $100 (plus mileage if applicable)
2nd hour at same location = $60
Half hour at same location = $30
Maximum of 3 hours

Mileage: First 20 miles from zoo are free; 50 cents per mile for programs over 20 miles from the zoo


Formal Presentations

Formal presentations are intended for a seated audience. These 45-minute programs offer your group up-close animal interactions and special insight into how animals live, where they come from, and what their behaviors mean. This type of program is ideal for classrooms, day care centers, nursing homes, libraries, and scout meetings. You may choose from our many program topics, or we can customize a program to meet your needs.

Presentation Pricing:
1st program = $100 (plus mileage if applicable)
2nd and 3rd consecutive program at same location = $60 each
If you will have more than 50 people in your audience, please book multiple programs or an assembly. During assembly programs, the audience will be able to observe the animals but not touch them.

Assembly Pricing (50+ people):
1st program = $125 (plus mileage if applicable)
2nd and 3rd consecutive program at same location = $75 each

Mileage: First 20 miles from zoo are free; 50 cents per mile for programs over 20 miles from the zoo


Program Topics

Our formal presentations support Minnesota and Wisconsin State Science Standards and include live animals, interactive activities, and natural artifacts such as feathers, furs and skulls. Click here to read our list of program topics.


Zoomobile Reservations

To help make the reservation process go smoothly, please read our Frequently Asked Questions before clicking on the orange button below. If you have questions, please email Jessamy Schwartz or call 218-730-4500 ext. 205.

Zoomobile Request Form