With the executive order issued by Governor Walz on 11/18/2020, the Minnesota Zoo will temporarily close for daytime attendance beginning Saturday 11/21/2020. However, drive-thru events at the Zoo are not affected so please support the Zoo and attend our Nature Illuminated drive-thru starting December 3, 2020.
The Minnesota Zoo brings education and entertainment to life! Situated on 500 rolling wooded acres, the Zoo is home to over 5,300 animals, representing over 500 species from five different continents.
Explore popular exhibits such as Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Discovery Bay, Tropics Trail, and Wells Fargo Family Farm. Discover Amur tigers, wolverines, Mexican wolves, leopards, a variety of birds and other rare and endangered species. You’re assured of a new adventure every visit!
Penguins of the African Coast features up to two dozen black-footed penguin. Minnesota Zoo guests are able to experience these amazing aquatic birds eye-to-eye, above and below water, in a replica of their spectacular, wild habitat on South Africa’s famed Boulder’s Beach.
Bring your group to the wildest place in the Twin Cities! The Minnesota Zoo offers reduced admission rates for a variety of gathering opportunities.