Hands-on fun and learning.

Hemker Park & Zoo’s Zoo to You program is a unique way to learn about and experience zoo animals at your school, organization or home.

Animals available for mobile zoo packages include alligators, giant tortoises, rabbits, lizards and more. Visits include hands-on learning sessions, and educational talks on the animals which include discussing where they are found, what special adaptions they have to live in the area they do, how we care for them, what types of enrichment we do with them at the zoo and more!

Call us at (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com for more information.

Virtual Zoo to You 

Can’t come to the Zoo? We can still bring the Zoo to you and still practice social distancing through these virtual programs.Whether you are a school classroom, a family, youth group, senior center, or even corporate organization, you can:

  • Meet animal ambassadors up-close
  • Have a live conservation with a zookeeper.
  • Enjoy amazing animal experience for everyone!

All virtual experiences will be done through Google Meet

Discover Who May Virtually Visit you:

  • A Cockatoo that talks
  • A 10 foot long Boa Constrictor
  • Sunny our Burmese Python
  • Gator our American Alligator
  • Tortoise
  • Stripped Skunk

Choose Your Package:

Basic Virtual Package:


  • 15-20 Minute virtual meet and greet
  • One (1) animal ambassador
  • Cost: $70.00

Standard Virtual Package:

  • 30-40 Minute virtual meet and greet
  • Included three (3) animal ambassador
  • Cost: $100.00

Premium Virtual Package:

  • 45-60 Minute virtual meet and greet
  • Included five (5) animal ambassador
  • Cost: $125.00

Call us at (320) 836-2426 or email info@hemkerzoo.com for more information and to schedule your virtual google Zoo to You Program!

Refunds, Cancellations or Changes

Refund Policy
A refund request must be received no less than TWO WEEKS prior to the start of the program. If approved, the Zoo will refund the amount of the fee minus a $25 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the start of the program.

We do not issue refunds for parties that do not show for their reservation. If you need to cancel or reschedule your event, please refer to the confirmation email received upon registration. For further inquiry, please email info@hemkerzoo.com 


What: Fun and educational hands-on petting zoo.
When: Year-round
Duration: Negotiable
Suitable for: People of all ages
Cost: Various packages available