Homeschool Academy: It’s All About the Birds: Light as a Feather

Monday, October 23, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Description: The focus: Bone density. It is amazing birds are able to lift themselves off the ground. Investigate a variety of bones and conduct density tests to help better understand this characteristic.

Hands-on, inquiry based 6-week program focusing on the science behind what makes birds so amazing. Students will closely examine each characteristic and test why there are various adaptations. There are hands on activities, behind the scenes tours and close encounters with the Zoo’s bird ambassadors.

Each week can be an independent lesson but all 6 weeks make a complete program.

Target age range: for ages 9-12 years

Cost per child/student: $25 ($20/Zoo member)
$125 ($100/Zoo members) for 6-class series — Register for all 6 sessions for the same student in a single order and receive $3.50 off each session.

Registration: Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Register online at

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must be enrolled in the class.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: Parents are encouraged to drop students off. Please contact Minnesota Zoo Education Department if you plan to stay with your student during this program.

For more information, contact the Minnesota Zoo Education Department at 952-431-9390 or educate(at) or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Zoo for the most current information.