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Saturday Science Club - Conservation Challenge: Oil Spill

Think, Test, and Tinker! Is your child, age 8 – 11 years old, a problem solver or budding scientist? We’ll explore math and science through hands-on activities and learn about various topics such as animal nutrition, animal behavior and conservation engineering.

Each Saturday Science Club runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., one Saturday per month, during selected times of the year. The registration cost per class is $15 for Zoo members and $20 for non-members.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. 

Saturday, February 9: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Conservation Challenge: Oil Spill - Create a clever solution to clean up oil spilled in a body of water.

Saturday, March 9: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Conservation Challenge: Wildlife Bridge - Design a model of an animal overpass – a special bridge meant to help wildlife cross busy human roads.

Saturday, April 13: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Conservation Challenge: Fisheries - Engineer a device to reduce the number of unwanted fishes caught through this hands-on activity. 

Saturday, May 11: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Conservation Challenge: Upcycle and Recycle - Tackle a fun design challenge using recycled materials.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T
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