Family Fun May – Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae You can see emus at the Zoo’s summer Kangaroo Crossing exhibit opening this weekend!   Explore all things Australia with an Australia-themed birthday party, Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – Kangaroos

Kangaroos Macropus rufus You can see red kangaroos at the Zoo’s summer Kangaroo Crossing exhibit opening May 27, 2017!   Explore all things Australia with an Read More

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun April – Domestic Goats

Domestic Goats Capra hircus The Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm features three domestic goat breeds – French-Alpine goats of various colors, white Saanen goats, Read More

Thursday, March 30, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun March – Tropics of the World

The Minnesota Zoo’s Tropics Trail houses species from the world’s tropical regions.  This includes animals from South America, Africa, and Asia.  The tropics lie close Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun February – Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles The Minnesota Zoo has two species of sea turtles – the Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys kempii, which is critically endangered, and the Read More

Tuesday, January 24, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun January – Hornbills

Hornbills Bucerotidae There are more than 50 species of hornbills living today on Earth.  You can find Rhinoceros hornbills living on the Tropics Trail at Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun December – Reindeer

Reindeer Rangifer tarandus The Minnesota Zoo is home to seven caribou, also known as reindeer. Where They Live: Caribou are found in the northern regions Read More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Autumn Nighttime Nature Fun

Explore Nighttime Nature LISTEN: Sit together outside in silence for five minutes.  What nighttime nature sounds do you hear?  (Insect sounds, leaves/grasses blowing in the Read More

Wednesday, October 26, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|