Minnesota Zoo

Boy in glasses petting a ferretThe Minnesota Zoo is excited to partner with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) to offer summer camp opportunities for youth with autism. Scholarships available. Visit mnzoo.org/scholarships for information. Registration is through the Minnesota Zoo website and opens on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. for Zoo Members, and on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. to the general public.

Ocean Odyssey
Ages 8-11 

Dive into an underwater world teeming with sea turtles, sharks, and seahorses. Each day, explore a different ocean habitat including coral reefs, tide pools, and estuaries.

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

June 17-21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Register on the Minnesota Zoo website.

Photo Safari
Ages 12-15 

Pack your field bag and camera (both provided) to explore Zoo animals and the countries their wild kin call home. Practice taking photos and field notes to help see animals in a whole new light. A link to view and download camper photos will be emailed at the end of camp. Our animals are ready for their closeup— are you?

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

June 24-28, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Register on the Minnesota Zoo website.

Ages 16-19 

Get a glimpse into the most popular major for zoo professionals. The animal kingdom is a big and fascinating world to discover, and the Zoo is the perfect place to investigate. Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom through special talks and animal behavior studies. (No dissections will be performed in this camp.)

SUMMER – Consecutive Days

July 8-12, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Register on the Minnesota Zoo website.

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

Cost Per Session


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