Learn more about a certain species of animal that typically has interactions with people (such as pets or livestock). You don’t need to own an animal for this project.
What can you do?
In the exploring animals project, you can work with an adult guide to learn the basics of animal science:
- Animal breeds
- What animals need to stay healthy
- Things that animals do
- Stages of life
- Pet safety
- Much more!
These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project.
What does it mean to show at the fair?
For 4-H'ers, local and state showcase events (like the Minnesota State Fair) are not just fun events. They provide youth opportunities to exhibit the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year– and to continue their learning.
Contact your local 4-H office for exploring animals project showcase opportunities near you.
Exhibit ideas and judging criteria
Get exhibit ideas and find out what the judge is looking for in the evaluation sheet.
Reviewed in 2023