The Red River Zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year. Programming starts at age 4 and is offered to youths and adults.

Zoo Camp

We offer a variety of camps for ages 4-6, grades 1-3, and grades 4-6. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, and each program is 2-3 hours long.

Pint-size Explorers

This program is for children 4, 5, and 6 years old. Participants can explore the Zoo and its animals during the colder months of the year. They will do a variety of activities, crafts, and hands‐on animal encounters, with a different theme each month.


A family program is offered through the fall, winter, and spring. Children and parents get to learn about a specific animal topic each month, be it birds and migration, or hibernation and winter habits, or wolves and their very unique behaviors.

Feast or Famine

Learn more about the gray wolf’s hunting and feeding behaviors during a 30‐minute presentation. Then watch a full deer carcass feeding of our resident wolf pack.


The Zoo will come to you through the ZOOMobile outreach program, be it a booth, small presentation, or large lyceum.


Internships are available for motivated persons that have completed at least two years of college coursework, or college graduates seeking on the job experience.

Wild Times Newsletter

A one-of-a-kind newsletter features unique animal info and Zoo happenings. All Zoo members receive a mailed subscription. Visitors can also pick one up at the front desk or download it online.