Education Programs

  • Engage your curiosity to inspire lifelong learning.

  • Explore our living classroom; a place where students are encouraged to interpret what they see, hear, and feel.

  • Experience a connection with your environment.

Visit us every Saturday for our Public Tours:
Every Saturday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, rain or shine
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour
No reservation needed
Cost:  $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 4-12, Free for 3 and under

Join us for Private Programs/Group Tours:
By appointment only: Groups of 10 or more (may be booked for smaller groups as long as payment is received for minimum of 10)
Duration:  Approximately 1-2 hours
Reservation required
Cost:  minimum of $80.00

Preschool Programs
Join us for an activity-oriented learning experience for ages 3-5 about wildlife and their environment.  Children will hear stories, take part in activities, and get to see our animals during this 1-1½ hour program.  The goal of this program is for preschoolers to develop a positive relationship with wildlife and the environment. $80.00 minimum

Scout Programs
Treat your troop to a wildlife learning adventure. We offer both onsite and at-your-site programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages. Our programs meet many of the requirements scouts need to earn badges. The Wildlife Science Center has programs for Scouts of all ages.  All are an exciting learning experience that your scouts will never forget. Your group will explore the various Minnesota wildlife species and their role in the ecosystem. We are certified badge counselors!

By appointment only: Groups of 10 or more (may be booked for smaller groups as long as payment is received for minimum of 10)
Duration:  Approximately 1-2 hours
Reservation required
Onsite Cost:  $80.00 minimum (includes wildlife program)
$120.00 minimum (includes bonfire program)
Outreach Program costs: Varies based on location and program choice.

Want to learn more?  Extended Programs:
By appointment only:Groups of 10 or more (may be booked for smaller groups as long as payment is received for the 10 minimum)
Reservation required
Includes Education Program, can include deer necropsy, if desired.
Duration:  2-3 hours/minimum of $100.00
Duration:  3-4 hours/minimum of $120.00

Wolf Howl Bonfires: (our most popular program)
By appointment only:Groups of 10 or more (may be booked for smaller groups as long as payment is received for the 10 minimum)
Reservation required (Pay attention to sunset if booking evening programs)
Includes Education Program, time around the bonfire, marshmallows and a drink
Duration:  2½ hours
Cost: $120.00 minimum

What noise does a wolf make at night?  Find out with Overnight Program:
By appointment :Groups of 10 or more (may be booked for smaller groups as long as payment is received for the 10 minimum)
Reservation required (Pay attention to sunset if booking evening programs)
Includes Education Program, Bonfire, Sleeping in tents or in our Education Building (fits 20 sleeping bags comfortably)
$300 minimum

Howling Good Birthday Parties (Recommended for all ages)
-A fun and educational Wildlife of Minnesota program
-Room available-tables, chairs, etc.
-Bonfire available upon request
You provide: Refreshments, paper goods, and a fun party attitude!

TELL EVERYONE: DRESS FOR WEATHER, WE ARE HERE RAIN OR SHINE.

Please make all efforts to pay at the time of service.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled program or a cancellation fee of half the program cost will be charged.

10 person per program minimum for private tours/programs.