Zoo to You
Zoo To You Outreach Animal Programs are available within Minot and the surrounding North Dakota community. Programs are designed for any type of group interested in learning more about animals. The focus of Zoo To You is educating participants on wildlife understanding, physical characteristics and adaptations, as well as conservation awareness. Our programs are suited for all ages and audience types. Programs can be offered in a formal and informal setting. All Zoo to You programs can also be held on zoo grounds.
|General Programs:||Ideal Age:||# of people:||Cost:|
||All Ages||Up to 50||$25|
||All Ages||Up to 50||$25|
|Classroom Lesson||Grade||Program Length||Cost:|
|Home Sweet Habitat
|Compare & Contrast
||Preschool 2nd Grade 4th Grade||30 min||$35|
|Engineered for Conservation
|North Dakota Prairie
||3rd Grade 5th Grade||30 min||$25|
|Lifecycle: Changing and Growth
||3rd Grade||30 min||$25|
||5th Grade||45 min||$30|
*Mileage rates may apply for visits outside Minot city limits
Scheduling a Visit:
Outreach visits should be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. Programs typically run Monday through Friday during regular business hours (9am-4:30pm). Evening and weekend programs (excluding zoo tours) are available at an additional flat rate of $15 on top of program fee, exceptions may be made for programs held at the zoo.
Program cost includes preparations, driving time, set up and tear down, presentation time and materials needed to present. Presentation time is based on audience interest and includes time for questions and answers, as well as hands on interactions when appropriate. Programs will be presented by an RPZ staff member or a trained volunteer. The facility/group will need to provide a quiet area to present in as well as one table (at least 4-foot in length).
Weather Related Information:
Rules and restrictions may apply depending on weather and the needs of the animal. Per our policy, inclement weather and/or temperatures under 0°F (including wind chill) will results in postponement or cancellation of any scheduled outreach visit that includes a live animal. This is for the safety of our animals. Programs will be rescheduled or refunded based on your individual groups needs.
Don’t See What You’ve Looking For?
Programs can be customized to fit in with your classroom lessons or group’s needs. No idea is too big. Please discuss any special requests with the Education Coordinator prior to scheduling your program.
Current Outreach Animals
|Mammals||Reptiles||Amphibians & Invertebrates|
|Chinchilla||Ball python||Poison dart frogs**|
|Domestic ferret||Corn snake||Chilean rose-hair tarantula|
|Prairie dog*||Kenyan sand boa|
|Rex rabbit||African spurred tortoise||Other|
|Russian tortoise||Biofacts & animal tracks|
*Indicates animals that cannot be touched by the audience. Biofacts may be used as a touchable object.
**Indicates animals that may not be handled by the presenter. They may be shown in a clear carrier and cannot be touched, biofacts may be used as a touchable object.
Education, Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Office hours: 8am – 4:30pm M-F