Pre- & Post-Visit Lessons
If you’re coming to the zoo for a program or having the Zoomobile come to you, use the materials provided below to reinforce the science concepts your students will be learning. These pre- and post-visit lessons are designed for the 3rd grade level but can be adapted for other grades.
Animal Life Cycles
Bats in Our Backyard
Reserve one of our themed teaching kits for use in your elementary classroom. Kits contain lessons, games, models, artifacts, and books that teach students about animal biology, life cycles, and adaptations that help them survive in their habitats.
Amphibians: Students can hop, run, and wiggle into the wonderful world of amphibians where they’ll discover all of the unique characteristics these animals possess.
Northwoods Wildlife: Students will learn about native animals great and small and how they survive seasonal changes here in the north.
Minnesota Bats Activity Guide
Elementary educators can download printable pages of our Teacher Activity Guide and Student Activity Book, as well as a PowerPoint to assist with teaching students about bats. Although the content is geared towards MN bat species, it can be easily adapted to other states. These resources are available on at:
Groups receive a discount on general admission if they make a Group Reservation in advance.
For questions or more information contact:
(218) 730-4500 ext. 205
Our Teacher Newsletter has everything you need to know before you book your field trip!