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Ages 5-8

(Classes for this age category involves live animals)


Ages 5 – 8  Pre-registration is required

Gardening Classes specific to 5 – 8 year olds 

Presented by Master Gardner, Joan Zettel


Planting Flowers!   TUESDAY   MAY 4  3:45 PM – 5:00 PM.

$8/member  $10/non-member

Come plant flowers for the zoo

Some for here, and some for you!

We will learn about planting flowers from tiny seeds, from transplants, and from BIG tuberous roots!

Help make our zoo beautiful!


Vegetable Gardening!  THURSDAY  JUNE 3  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

$8/member  $10/non-member

Plant a vegetable garden with favorite food for monkeys, Tal, and bears.  Learn how fresh food is better for animals and people.

Take home a dish garden!!!


Garden Tasting Tour!  TUESDAY  JULY 27  1:00 PM – 2:20 PM

$8/member  $10/non-member

Lets Visit the Zoo Vegetable Garden!  See what vegetables are favorites of our animals.  Get ready to taste some deliciousness and take home a potted plant!   


Zoo Classes specific to 5-8 year olds pre-registrationis required


Bears! WEDNESDAY JUNE 2   9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Come meet the grizzly bears Coco and Copper.  This class begins one hour prior to zoo opening as you will get to make treats and other enrichment!  You will watch as these two amazing animals enjoy your handiwork.  Fun awaits you!


Pond Life  THURSDAY JUNE 10    10:00 AM – Noon  

$15/members  $20/non-members (fee includes pond net)

Yes!  We are going back to the pond in this favorite zoo adventure.  See what makes a pond come to life.  Explore gently with nets identify your living things under a microscope. 


Oinks and Oreos  MONDAY  JUNE 21   1 -2 PM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Meet our Guinea Pig, Oreo.  Learn about her care and make a hedgehog painting.  Nabisco Oreo cookies are a featured snack.   Nabisco Oreo cookies are made with sustainable palm oil making them rain forest friendly.

Feathers, Scales, Fins, and Furs!  WEDNESDAY JUNE 23  1:00  –2:30 PM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Learn about animals from the Bird, Reptiles, Fish, and Mammal families.  Make a cool craft! Snack included.


Primate Pizza Party  TUESDAY, JUNE 29   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

$15/members/$20 non-members (fee includes a pizza lunch).

Monkeys and gibbons don’t eat pizza! Or DO they?  You will make a healthy veggie pizza that is perfect for primates!  You’ll get to watch them gobbling up your chef masterpieces while enjoying a pizza picnic of your own.

Hedgehogs!!!!  THURSDAY  JUNE 24  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Our African pygmy hedgehogs, Chad and Tiffany, are waiting to meet you!  This species is very fascinating.  Learn about their care and paint a prickly picture!


Tracking   JUNE 30th  1:30-3:30 p.m. 

(Note: this workshop will be held together with 9 and up age group)

Fee: $18 member/$20 non-member

Learn to identify different animal tracks and how tracking is used for different leisure sports. Make a plaster cast to take home.


Wild Tile Art! Thursday, JULY 1  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Taught by Tammy Seebach

$10/member  $15/non-member

Draw an animal picture on ceramic tile!  

Wild About Africa!  TUESDAY  JULY 6  10:00AM - 12:00PM

$15/member  $20/non-member

This tour takes you to the zoo savannah to see white rhinos, zebras, and cheetahs!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity for an up close and personal view!  Enjoy some Cheetos and Juice.  Note Frito Lay Cheetos snacks are made with sustainable palm oil making them rain forest friendly.


“Clues to Discovery”  THURSDAY, JULY 8  10 AM – 11:30 AM

$15/member  $20/non-member (fee includes book)

This workshop is fashioned after the book “Clues to Discovery”  by JR Hunkins (MN author) exploring the science field of classification.   Young biologists and zoologists will get a head start into the amazing world of plants and animals with this guide.  Students will have fun putting their new classification skills to work in the zoo!



Hey You! Kangaroo!  MONDAY JULY 12  1:00 – 2:00 PM

$10/member  $15/non-member

Let’s go to the outback and hop among the red kangaroo mob.  Learn about these fascinating marsupials!  You will even get to spy a close up of a gator!