Program & Camp Registration

Our programs fill quickly. When a session fills, a waiting list option will appear. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please select that option. You will not be charged for the program at that time. If a spot becomes available, we will contact the first person on the waiting list and they will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear from that person within 24 hours, we will contact the next person on the waiting list.

Zoo members receive discounts on our education programs. If you need to renew your zoo membership, please do so by visiting our membership page before registering for a program.

Waivers & Check-in

Part of the registration process will include filling out an electronic waiver and health form for your child. You will receive specific program details via email 5-7 days before the program date.

Summer drop off: Teachers will meet you outside of the main entrance by the lion statues about 10 minutes before the program begins. If you arrive early, please wait at the front entrance (do not send your child down to the classroom). School year drop off: Please meet teachers in the classroom downstairs. Pick up: No matter the time of year, pick up is always downstairs in the classroom.

Teachers use a check-in/sign-out sheet for your child’s safety. Please sign your child in when you drop them off and sign them out when you pick them up. If a different person will pick up your child, please inform the teacher and your child before you leave.

Adults and families visiting the zoo before, during or after a program will need to pay admission if they are not zoo members.


Frequently Asked Questions about our programs.

Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds

If you need to cancel or change your registration, contact Sarah Wilcox in the Education Office via email or 218-730-4500 ext. 214.

  • Cancellations made at least 10 business days (Monday-Friday) in advance of the program will receive an 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 10 business days prior to the program will not receive a refund. The amount paid for any programs that were unattended is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • There will be a $10 transfer fee for transfers from one program to another. For summer Cub Club programs, a $2 transfer fee will apply. Transfers can only be made if space allows.
  • If a program has not met the required minimum number of registrations needed, or if it is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Contact Us

Email or call the Director of Education, Sarah Wilcox, at 218-730-4500 ext. 214 if you have questions about our programs. If you have any trouble using CampDoc to register, please call the Support Center (734-619-8300). CampDoc doesn’t work with Internet Explorer browser.