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Minnesota Zoo


13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
United States

(??.? miles from you)

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Call: 952-431-9500


Minnesota Zoo


(??.? miles from you)

13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
United States

http://www.mnzoo.com

Call: 952-431-9500


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Why You Should Go...

The Minnesota Zoo is open year-round in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Discover more than 4,700 animals along scenic indoor and outdoor trails in immersive, award-winning exhibits like the Tropic

The Minnesota Zoo, is the largest environmental education center in the state. It is a worldwide leader in conservation, and has a variety of events designed to get visitors up close and personal with the animals. Watch shark feedings in Discovery Bay, experience a "Close Encounter" with an animal throughout the day, take in the Tropical Reef Dive Show and more. The Minnesota Zoo is proud to support over 120 conservation programs in 47 countries through their partnership with the Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program.

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Why You Should Go...

The Minnesota Zoo is open year-round in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Discover more than 4,700 animals along scenic indoor and outdoor trails in immersive, award-winning exhibits like the Tropics Trail, Russia's Grizzly Coast and 3M Penguins of the African Coast. 

The Minnesota Zoo, is the largest environmental education center in the state. It is a worldwide leader in conservation, and has a variety of events designed to get visitors up close and personal with the animals. Watch shark feedings in Discovery Bay, experience a "Close Encounter" with an animal throughout the day, take in the Tropical Reef Dive Show and more. The Minnesota Zoo is proud to support over 120 conservation programs in 47 countries through their partnership with the Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Bus, Bicycle, Paid On-site

Available: Café, Concessions, Stroller Rentals, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Lockers, Bike Storage

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Zoo Maps are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Arabic and Chinese.

Apply admission and parking total toward a Minnesota Zoo membership, to enjoy the Zoo all year long.

The Zoo is open 363 days of the year, excluding Thanksgiving and December 25 and have extended hours (9am - 6pm)  May 28 - Labor Day and weekends in May and September.

Fun Facts

African Penguins eat fish equaling almost 15% of their body weight each day. For a 150 pound adult human, that would be like eating 22.5 pounds a day.

An Amur leopard can lift a 150-pound deer in its jaws to a branch 15 feet in the air.

Sand tiger sharks are able to stay nearly motionless in the water by gulping air. 

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    This October, the Zoo is celebrating fall color and things that go bump in the night. Enjoy up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters. From bats and tarantulas to tigers and tapirs, HallZooWeen offers something for kids of ALL ages. Participate in hands-on education programs and watch the animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats throughout the Zoo.

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    Penguin Feeding

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding
    Come watch zookeepers as they feed our African penguins in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit! This is a great way to learn more about these active animals and ask our zookeepers any questions you may have. Feeding demonstrations are every day at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. behind the Penguin Café.

  • Monk Seal Demo

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    12:00 PM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    Monk Seal Demo

    Minnesota Zoo

    Monk Seal Demo
    Experience the sights and sounds of the Hawaiian islands during our Hawaiian Monk Seal Demonstrations – daily at 12:00 and 2:00. Come and connect with these critically endangered marine mammals and their trainers in their new habitat in Discovery Bay, the only place to see these amazing animals outside of Hawaii. Learn more about Hawaiian monk seals, the challenges they face in the wild, and what the Minnesota Zoo and others are doing to help save them.

  • Penguin Feeding

    Today

    2:30 PM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding
    Come watch zookeepers as they feed our African penguins in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit! This is a great way to learn more about these active animals and ask our zookeepers any questions you may have. Feeding demonstrations are every day at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. behind the Penguin Café.

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Why You Should Go...

The Minnesota Zoo is open year-round in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Discover more than 4,700 animals along scenic indoor and outdoor trails in immersive, award-winning exhibits like the Tropics Trail, Russia's Grizzly Coast and 3M Penguins of the African Coast. 

The Minnesota Zoo, is the largest environmental education center in the state. It is a worldwide leader in conservation, and has a variety of events designed to get visitors up close and personal with the animals. Watch shark feedings in Discovery Bay, experience a "Close Encounter" with an animal throughout the day, take in the Tropical Reef Dive Show and more. The Minnesota Zoo is proud to support over 120 conservation programs in 47 countries through their partnership with the Ulysses S. Seal Conservation Grant Program.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Daily

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, Travelers Check, MC, Visa, Discover, ATM On-Site

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Bus, Bicycle, Paid On-site

Available: Café, Concessions, Stroller Rentals, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Lockers, Bike Storage

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    25

  • Thu

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  • Fri

    27

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    28

  • Sun

    29

  • Mon

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  • Tue

    31

  • More

  • HallZooWeen

    Today

    10:00 AM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    HallZooWeen

    Minnesota Zoo

    HallZooWeen
    This October, the Zoo is celebrating fall color and things that go bump in the night. Enjoy up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters. From bats and tarantulas to tigers and tapirs, HallZooWeen offers something for kids of ALL ages. Participate in hands-on education programs and watch the animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats throughout the Zoo.

  • Penguin Feeding

    Today

    10:00 AM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding
    Come watch zookeepers as they feed our African penguins in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit! This is a great way to learn more about these active animals and ask our zookeepers any questions you may have. Feeding demonstrations are every day at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. behind the Penguin Café.

  • Monk Seal Demo

    Today

    12:00 PM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    Monk Seal Demo

    Minnesota Zoo

    Monk Seal Demo
    Experience the sights and sounds of the Hawaiian islands during our Hawaiian Monk Seal Demonstrations – daily at 12:00 and 2:00. Come and connect with these critically endangered marine mammals and their trainers in their new habitat in Discovery Bay, the only place to see these amazing animals outside of Hawaii. Learn more about Hawaiian monk seals, the challenges they face in the wild, and what the Minnesota Zoo and others are doing to help save them.

  • Penguin Feeding

    Today

    2:30 PM CST

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding

    Minnesota Zoo

    Penguin Feeding
    Come watch zookeepers as they feed our African penguins in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit! This is a great way to learn more about these active animals and ask our zookeepers any questions you may have. Feeding demonstrations are every day at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. behind the Penguin Café.

Show more

Extra Fun

Insider Info

Zoo Maps are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Arabic and Chinese.

Apply admission and parking total toward a Minnesota Zoo membership, to enjoy the Zoo all year long.

The Zoo is open 363 days of the year, excluding Thanksgiving and December 25 and have extended hours (9am - 6pm)  May 28 - Labor Day and weekends in May and September.

Fun Facts

African Penguins eat fish equaling almost 15% of their body weight each day. For a 150 pound adult human, that would be like eating 22.5 pounds a day.

An Amur leopard can lift a 150-pound deer in its jaws to a branch 15 feet in the air.

Sand tiger sharks are able to stay nearly motionless in the water by gulping air. 

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