Programs & Camps

Go behind the scenes and learn about the animals up close

Our Family & Youth Programs

We are not offering any of the programs listed below at this time.
Click here to view our 2021 Summer Camps.

The Lake Superior Zoo offers year-round educational programs designed to connect people with animals and the natural world.

Some of our programs are designed for children to be dropped off at the zoo. Some offer opportunities for children and caregivers to learn together as a family. For information about programs for schools, day cares, and youth groups, please visit our Field Trips page.

ages 2-3

Introduce your youngest animal lover to our friendly zoo animals. Children ages 2-3 will enjoy a story, activity, and animal encounter around a different theme each program.

Cub Club
ages 4-5

Cub Club is designed for pre-school age children who are able to be successful in group programs without parent involvement. Children will participate in games, interactive activities, role play and crafts. We will explore the zoo, read stories and meet many animal friends!

Homeschool Classes
ages 6-15

Spend the day learning about animals, conservation, and the natural world! There are two age groups, Homeschool Explorers (6-10) and Homeschool Adventurers (11-15), with special curriculum for each group.

Zookeeper Job Shadowing
ages 13-17

Wonder what it’s like to work with animals? Spend a morning helping out behind the scenes at the zoo! Prepare animal diets, make animal enrichments, tour our veterinary clinic, watch animal training and more!

Zoo Snoozes

Bring your group to the zoo for an overnight adventure they won’t forget!

School Break Camps
ages 6-11

Looking for something for your children to do on a school holiday? Send them to the zoo for the day! Children will learn about animals while participating in hands-on activities and games.