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Moose Mysteries: Understanding an Iconic Minnesota Mammal Thursday, February 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

An Ape’s View of the Congo Basin
, Monday, April 8, 7-9 PM


Preschool Classes 
9:30 – 11:30 AM, 1 – 3 PM

These child-only classes are designed for children age 3 1/2* through Kindergarten and include animal stories, crafts and activities along with exploration of the Zoo and our amazing animals. $28 non-members, $23 members

Package Discount: Register for four Preschool programs** during the school year and receive $10 off every 4th class!

Friday, March 1, Little Stinkers
Friday, March 8, Lucky Leopards
Saturday, March 16, Shark!
Friday, March 22, Tigurrrs!
Friday, April 5, Hippity Hop
Friday, April 12, What's Hatching?
Saturday, April 20, Bear Necessities
Friday, April 26, Cluck with the Chickens at the Farm

Toddler Time, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, 11 AM – 12 noon, ages 2-3 years with an adult, $22 adult and child non-member, $18 adult and child member

Join a Zoo naturalist who will read a story, lead an animal encounter, a movement activity and an art project focusing on a specific topic.
Package Discount: Register for four Toddler Time programs* during the school year and receive $5 off every 4th class!

Saturday, March 2, Swimmy

Saturday, April 6 and Monday April 8, An Extraordinary Egg
Saturday, April 13 and April 15, Birds Sing High, Frogs Sing Low

Career Day,
Wed, March 6, 9 am - 3:30 pm, $32 members, $35 non-members, age 12-16 must be accompanied by adult

Family Zoo Adventurers
(ages 4-8), 1-3 PM, $25 non member, $18.50 member, minimum of one adult with child = $50
March 9 - For the Love of Lemurs
March 17 - Magnificent Marsupials
March 23 - Wild About Wolves
April 6 - Penguin Party!
April 14 - Otter Madness
April 21 - Simply Sheep at the Farm

Oceans Dusk to Dawn

Group Overnight - Feb 22, Mar 1, 22, 29, Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, Jun 14
Family Overnight - March 8
Individuals and families are invited to spend the evening exploring the watery world of sharks and other ocean life. 

Wild Readers, Mar 10, 17, and 24, gr 1- 3, $75 non-members, $65 members for 3 classes
An exciting reading program for children in grades 1-3 focused on nature and animals. We will meet our own Zoo animals to excite kids about the wonders of reading. Each session will include animal encounters, trail tours and creature crafts.  

Wild Wonders Preschool
, age 4-6, March 11-May 13, 1 - 3:30 PM, Unique program offered for ten consecutive Mondays each fall and spring, $250 non-members, $210 members

Farm Babies,
March 29 - April 30, 2013 10:00 – 4:00 
Hands-on kids’ activities on March 29 & 30:
  • Tractor Rides from the Grain Elevator to the Farm (Friday, Saturday, Sundays)
  • Kids’ craft activities at the farm, March 29 & 30 (11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.)
  • "Peter Rabbit" Costume Character, Saturday, March 30 (10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.)
  • Face painting, March 29 & 30 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Local children’s author Vickie Black, Young Chicken Farmers book reading, March 29 & 30 at 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Oink Booth – April 27 & 28
  • AAZK Art Fair – April 13 & 14 and April 16 - 21

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