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Minnesota Zoo 2018 Summer Camps

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Zoo Explorers (ages 8-11)
The Zoo will be our classroom as we tromp through the tropics, journey through the grasslands, and “swim” through the oceans. We’ll find out the answers to many curious animal questions from around the world by making observations like real zoologists.


Five Consecutive Days from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
June 18-22, 2018

Registration Deadline Zoo Explorers: June 11, 2018 

Photo Safari (ages 12-15)
Let’s explore! Pack your field bag with your journal and camera (all provided) as we explore the countries that make up each Zoo trail. A homemade photo journal will be our week-long project. Our animals are ready for their close-ups—are you?

Five Consecutive Days from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
July 16-20, 2018

Registration Deadline Photo Safari: July 9, 2018  

Zoo Crew (ages 16-19)
Explore a day in the life of a zookeeper, a zoo vet, a marine mammal trainer, and an aquarist to see if the Zoo is the place for you. See for yourself what we have in store as you make animal enrichment items, talk to Zoo professionals, visit behind the scenes, and get up close to animals. Come join the crew!

Five Consecutive Days from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Aug. 6-10, 2018 Location

Registration Deadline Zoo Crew: July 30, 2018

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Cost Per Participant
AuSM Member/Non-Member: $325

Funding Opportunities: Click here to learn more about scholarships, waivers, and the Hennepin, Dakota, and Ramsey Counties Autism Grants.

Online registration opens through the Minnesota Zoo on Feb. 1 for Minnesota Zoo members and Feb. 8 for the general public.