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.

Scavenger Hunt for grades K-2

Scavenger Hunt for grades 3-6

LEaP (Learn, Explore & Play) Scavenger Hunt for elementary

Self-Guided Tour

This guide will help enhance your students’ learning during your field trip. We suggest you print it to bring during your visit or pull it up on your phone while you’re at the zoo.

Self-Guided Tour

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 and complete our rental agreement and contact Sarah to confirm availability: or 218-730-4500 ext. 214.

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


Creature Categories


Nocturnal Animals


Endangered Species



For more information, contact:

Sarah Wilcox
218-730-4500 ext. 214