Minnesota Zoo

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

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

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  • 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

    Join the Minnesota Zoo on our 18+ evening events and experience a kid-free version of the Zoo while exploring indoor and outdoor trails. Grab a cocktail and enjoy a summer evening stroll through the Zoo.

    $10 admission (free for members); food and beverage available for purchase

    ** For events during the summer hours (6-9), please remember that outdoor trails close at 8pm. Discovery Bay and the Tropics Trail will be open until 9pm.

  2. Butterfly Garden

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

    The Butterfly Garden is an outdoor 3,000 square foot immersion butterfly hoop house that is heavily planted with annual and perennial flowers and stocked with farm-raised North American native and migrant tropical butterflies.

    It is free with Zoo admission and is located on the Tropics Trail.

  3. Eric Hutchinson

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

    Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, DJ – Eric Hutchinson is a constantly evolving musician, driven by his passion and curiosity for all things musical and creative. He independently recorded his debut album Sounds Like This in 2007 and it became the highest charting album by an unsigned artist in iTunes history. Eric’s 2008 single “Rock & Roll” earned him his first gold record in the United States and the song became a #1 hit in Australia, New Zealand & Norway. He has traveled all over America and the world performing his music in places like Dubai, Oslo, London & Melbourne.

    Eric has toured and performed with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz and OneRepublic and has appeared on “The Today Show”, “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Conan”, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Eric is the creator of “Songversations”, a music listening card game that will be released by Abrams Books in Fall 2017.

    Eric lives in New York City and is an advocate for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, Operation Smile and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

  4. Five For Fighting with String Quartet

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

    Never has the phrase “he shoots, he scores” been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn’t wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track “Superman” suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp songs that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife.

  5. Gregory Alan Isakov & Blind Pilot

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

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to deep lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.” Isakov’s most recent album is a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony.

    Blind Pilot is an American indie folk band based in Portland, Oregon, United States. They have released three albums and one EP since 2008.

  6. HallZooWeen

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

    Join the Minnesota Zoo this fall for all of your family's favorite autumn activities including pumpkin picking, face-painting, tram rides, family-friendly Halloween activities and more. Explore the miles of scenic indoor and outdoor trails in the blazing fall colors of Minnesota while encountering 5,300+ animals from around the world and make amazing family memories that will last forever.

    Special trick-or-treat stations and animal chats will be scattered throughout the Zoo.

  7. Indigo Girls

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

    The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement — not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes — allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

    A long creative marriage fosters its own scrappy beauty, though, and theirs grows more nuanced, weatherworn, and lovely in each successive album. Saliers and Ray live separate lives, take on independent projects, but share “the same set of values,” says Saliers. “We both embrace the struggle, share the same energy. We are sisters in our embrace of life. Observers.” That sort of artistic kinship is rare and cosmic. Here, then, are the stars of that labor, the next chapter.

    The Indigo Girls released their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, on June 2nd.Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler’s sense of wonder, gratitude, and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. This is music of the past, present, and future — a boundlessness earned and not bestowed. One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous.

  8. John Butler Trio

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

    With Landon McNamara

    The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

    An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration, in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of locus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?

    What happens when the relaxed, joyful feel of the Hawaiian Islands is expressed through music? The result is “A Dollar Short and a Minute Late,” the debut full-length album from 20 year-old musician/Ford model/pro big wave surfer, LANDON MCNAMARA, released on Sea Major Seven Inc. LANDON blends his own brand of reggae, rock n’ roll and blues to create a musical combo platter of positive and relatable music.

    Next, LANDON plans to take his music out on the road and unleash it on the masses. “Touring is the best way to get the music out and share it with the world. I want people to really feel the music and I think playing it live across the country is the natural progression.”

  9. 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

    This summer, the Minnesota Zoo brings the land down under up north with a special Australian animal exhibit. Kangaroo Crossing will offer an up-close look at the outback, featuring red kangaroos, wallabies, and emus.

  10. Tiger Tracks 5K and Kids' Run

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

    Lace-up your shoes and make tracks to the Minnesota Zoo for our annual 5K run to save wildlife. The 5K starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic Pavilion and weaves into the Zoo, through Russia’s Grizzly Coast and around the Northern Trail. Bring the whole family for a fun morning run through the Zoo. All runners will receive a Tiger Tracks t-shirt and free admission to the Zoo on race day. Strollers are allowed along the 5K course and kids’ run. The proceeds from the run support the Zoo’s conservation programs.

    5K Pre – Race Day Registration: $30
    5K Race Day Registration: $35
    Kids’ Run Pre – Race Day Registration: $15
    Kids’ Run Race Day Registration: $20

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