Minnesota Zoo 2023

Online Registration Opens:

  • February 8 at 10 AM for Members of the Minnesota Zoo
  • February 15 at 10 AM for the General Public
  • Scholarship applications can be completed prior to registration

Ages 8-19 

AuSM is excited to partner again with the Minnesota Zoo to offer classes for youth with autism. 

Zoo Explorers
Ages 8-11 

Tromp through the tropics, journey through the grasslands, and “swim” through the oceans to observe animals like real zoologists. 

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

June 26-30, 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Ocean Commotion
Ages 12-15 

Welcome to a world of constant change. Meet the creatures of this wonderful watery world and explore their awesome abilities to survive and thrive—despite all the commotion. Through observations, discussions, and scientific data, determine what changes have already occurred in our oceans, what might be in store for the future, and how you could make a difference! 

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

July 10-14, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Zoo Crew and Design
Ages 16-19 

If you’re interested in working at a zoo, then this camp is for you. Explore a day in the life of our animal care staff and other exciting careers. Learn how zoo exhibits are designed and plan your own zoo exhibit with the help of our design experts. Come join the crew! 

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

July 24-28, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Location of Each Session
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.,
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Cost Per Session