The Minnesota Zoo is pleased to present the Our World Speaker Series.  Join wildlife and wild place experts as they share their amazing stories of working around the world on conservation and environmental issues.

Speaker Series March 2014Open to all who are interested.  Invite your neighbors, friends, and family.  These presentations may not be appropriate for kids under 12.

Free to attend!  However, space is limited, so pre-registration is required.  Registration will open one month prior to each event.

Our World Speaker Series featuring the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo have partnered to bring you a season where University of Minnesota faculty will share their stories, expertise, and research in fields across the board.  From January through June, we hope you will join us to learn more about how Minnesota and Minnesotans are driven to discover.

Two CEUs are available upon request for each event. After your participation in a speaker series event you may send an email to request your certificate.

Did you miss the last speaker?

See video recordings from past speakers.




Take a break from winter – bring the family for a playdate in a giant indoor sandbox in the lush, balmy Tropics Trail. The sandbox will be open through Monday, March 2. B.Y.O.P. (bring your own pail), or purchase sand toys at the Zoo Gift Shop.

The Tropics Trail offers a warm, lush getaway to rival any polar vortex, and it’s a hotspot for smart fun. While the playful lemurs, inquisitive gibbons and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals waiting to be discovered at each turn,  the Tropics Trail also showcases several of the world’s  biodiversity “hotspots”—areas especially rich in species found nowhere else that are also at extreme risk of destruction.

Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 02/17/2015-03/01/2015
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Date: 02/27/2015-03/01/2015
  • Time: 12:00 AM
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Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 02/27/2015
  • Time: 9:30 AM
Sold Out
Advanced Tickets Required
  • Date: 02/27/2015
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 02/27/2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM