Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experience to get up close and personal with a favorite Zoo critter.

For dates and to register click on the program listed on the right.

Backstage Pass Descriptions:

Backstage with Bears
Backstage with Birds
Backstage with Kangaroos
Backstage with Penguins
Backstage with Sea Otters
Backstage with Sharks and Rays
Private Backstage Passes for Marriage Proposals or Special Occasions!
Backstage Bites: plan a special event for your group

At 10:00 and 2:00

Aloha from Ola, Koa, Nani, Paki & Opua!

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.

Learn more about the Hawaiian monk seals here.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Date: 01/17/2018
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date: 01/18/2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 01/18/2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM