Lil’ Explorers is a FREE program from 10:00AM-noon on Thursdays in the Visitor Center in the Winter and on the zoo grounds in the Summer. Perfect for the 1-3 year old (but every age is welcome) to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week! An ASL interpreter will be here every Thursday through August from 10:15am-12:15pm interpreting both Lil’ Explorer story times and the 11:30am Sparky Show!
September 29th – Down on the Farm
October 6th: Teddy Bear Picnic
October 13th: Fancy Flowers
October 20th: Under the Sea
October 27th: Night Time
November 3rd: Reptile Rock N Roll
November 10th: Fun with Fish
November 17th: Animal Families
November 24th: NO LE – THANKSGIVING DAY
December 1st: Animals in Winter
December 8th: Furry Friends
December 15th: Diggin’ Dinos
December 22nd: Jr. Zookeeper
December 29th: Busy Bugs
This program was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
A website was also created by the Minnesota Legislature to help citizens monitor how funds from the Legacy Amendment are being used. On the Minnesota’s Legacy: watch the progress website you can see how funds are being invested across the state.