Graphic of a panda bear in a safari hat holding binoculars


School is out for the day!  Drop off your student off at the zoo for a fun, exciting and educational day off.  This informal and relaxed program will give students the day off they need, all while exploring activities about the animals here at the zoo.

The programs last from 8:30am-3:00pm, but you may join us at any time.

Be sure to dress for the weather as we will explore the zoo grounds.


For Grades 1-5
8:00 am – 3:00 pm All Sessions
(You may join us any time)


  • $35 for 1 child.
  • $70 for 2 children.
  • $105 for 3 children.
  • $140 for 4 children.

Non Members

  • $40 for 1 child.
  • $80 for 2 children.
  • $120 for 3 children.
  • $160 for 4 children.

Upcoming Dates

October 20 – Slime Time
Come learn about how slime is used by different animals. Either as a defense or a weapon, slime can help many animals survive. There will be many activities for children to do during the day, including making their own slime to take home.

November 10 – Winter is Coming
With winter just around the corner come spend the day at the zoo learning about ways animals survive. What do we need when it gets cold? More clothes, a warm drink, and shelter. Do animals need the same? Come check out the zoo and see some of the adaptations the animals are going through to prepare for winter.

January 15 – “Snow” School
No school in session today— but there are many fun things to learn and do at the zoo! We will be conducting different snow and ice experiments throughout the day. Also, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day we can learn about accomplishments from diverse scientists who have helped contribute to conservation.

February 16 – Predator & Prey Day
This day we will focus on the relationships between predators and prey. Wolves and Deer, Eagles and Fish, and Snakes and Mice are a few examples we can see at the zoo. There are so many different types of interactions that happen in the wild! Visit us for a fun time playing games and activities focusing on animals’ roles.

March 30 – What’s the Scoop
Grab a shovel and come learn about what the zookeepers are scooping up! That’s right, todays topic is all about poop. All of our animals do it, and there is much we can learn about animals from their poop. From knowing what they eat to knowing how healthy they are, to even knowing where they have been. Come be a part of the activities today in a fun, safe, and clean way.

April 2 – Step into Spring
We’re hoping for a fantastic spring here in Fargo this year! With spring comes many newborn animals, pollinators, and the return of animals who migrated south for the winter. We will be making crafts focusing on pollinators and the flowers they depend on. So wake up out of hibernation and come over to the zoo to celebrate spring!