Minnesota Zoo

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  • Group rates available. Prices subject to change.


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  • The Minnesota Zoo is located a mile east of Highway 77 (Cedar) on County Road 38(McAndrews).

Other Date Information

  • Open 363 days a year. Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Adult Night Out

    13000 Zoo Blvd
    Apple Valley, MN 55124
    Call: (952) 431-9200
    Toll Free: (800) 366-7811

    Explore a grown-up, kid-free version of the Minnesota Zoo after hours and enjoy cocktails and keeper talks. Take a break from the cold and stroll through Discovery Bay and our lush Tropics Trail. Outdoor trails will be closed.

    Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

    Live Music “Drive South” 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    Incredible Creatures 5:00 & 6:00 pm in the Discovery Bay Stadium
    Animal Trivia 5:00 – 7:00 pm in Discovery Bay
    New wine bar at the Penguin Café

    In 2018, the Minnesota Zoo will be celebrating “40 Years of Amazing” guest experiences, animal care stories and wildlife conservation successes. To help get this year-long birthday party started, we are bundling a limited edition retro can koozie, featuring our former moose logo for this Adult Night Out event only. There is a limited supply, so purchase your bundle package early.

    Space is limited. RSVP today!
    Tickets/Bundle Packages:
    $10 admission (free for members)
    $13 admission + limited edition retro logo can koozie (while supplies last, must be purchased before 12:00 pm on January 19)*
    $15 after 12:00 pm on January 19 (no koozie)
    $15 at the door the night of the event (no koozie)

    *Bring your $13 ticket to the Timber Lodge Traders gift store the night of the event to pick-up your koozie.

    * If supplies last, additional koozies may be purchased in the gift store for $5/each ($3/each for Zoo members) during the event.

    Adult Night Out is sponsored by: MNMO.com-Minnesota Monthly

  2. Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo

    Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo

    13000 Zoo Blvd
    Apple Valley, MN 55124
    Call: (952) 431-9200
    Toll Free: (800) 366-7811

    See the Australian exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo and experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus for a truly authentic experience. It's going to be wild, mate!

  3. Tropical Beach Party

    Tropical Beach Party

    13000 Zoo Blvd
    Apple Valley, MN 55124
    Call: (952) 431-9200

    It’s all about the sand! Bring the whole family to a winter get away at the Zoo. We’ll supply the sand, palm trees, exotic animals and more. New this year will be the addition of a second sandbox in Discovery Bay! BYOP (Bring your own pail) or favorite sandbox toy!

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