Educator Resources

Scavenger Hunts

Elementary students can use these scavenger hunts to identify animal characteristics and have fun with creative activities during their zoo visit.

LSZ Scavenger Hunt | LEaP Scavenger Hunt

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

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Bats in Our Backyard

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Creature Categories

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Nocturnal Animals

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Endangered Species

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Teaching Kits


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.

A refundable deposit is required. For more information, read our rental agreement and contact Melanie to confirm availability: or (218) 730-4500 ext. 210.

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:

Bats in the Arrowhead


Groups receive a discount on general admission if they make a Group Reservation in advance.

For questions or more information contact:

Jessamy Schwartz
(218) 730-4500 ext. 205

Teacher Newsletter

Our Teacher Newsletter has everything you need to know before you book your field trip!

2020 Teacher Newsletter

Field Trip Guide

Use our Field Trip Guide to plan a successful trip and answer questions you may have prior to your visit.

Field Trip Guide