Member News
May 21, 2015


Rediscover Discovery Bay
Members After Hours
This Evening
4:00 p.m.−7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening at the Zoo and visit our newest additions−critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals! Moon jellyfish will also be making their debut, along with the return of sea dragons, live coral, sea horses, and other marine life. Pre-registration is requested and free admission applies to those covered by your membership.
Event Details and Registration

Adult After Hours
May 22
4:30 p.m.−8:00 p.m.
No one under the age of 18 will be admitted, including infants
The after hours event is free for adult zoo members and those (adults) covered by your membership. Invite your friends to join you for the evening. Non-members will be charged a $10 fee, which includes parking. Pre-registration is requested. Event Details and Registration

Opening Weekend Celebration: May 23-25

  • Hawaiian monk seal demonstrations−12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Aloha Chicago musical entertainment−11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Family activity−11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Face painting and monk seal tattoos−11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Lau Hawaiian Collective musical entertainment−2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Monday)
  • Hula dancers: Hālau Hula O Nāpunaheleonāpua−10 a.m. & 11 a.m. (Monday)
  • Reusable water bottle giveaway (while supplies last)

AAZK Art Fair: May 23-25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stop by the Granary Classroom at the Wells Fargo Family Farm and check out the amazing animal & nature based arts and crafts. All proceeds benefit the Minnesota Zoo's AAZK chapter.

Wings Financial World of Birds Show
Soaring hawks, talking parrots, majestic owls, and many more rare and beautiful feathered creatures return outdoors at the Weesner Family Amphitheatre May 23-September 7. Shows are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily (no 3 p.m. show on Music in the Zoo concert days.)

Fish Bites: June 17 at 7 p.m.
Join Twin Cities' top chefs as they prepare delicious and sustainable gourmet ocean and freshwater dishes paired with a variety of new and sustainable wines.

Win a Toyota RAV4!
Imagine−you could be holding the winning ticket to a 2015 Toyota RAV4, donated by your Twin Cities Toyota Dealers. And, it's all to benefit the Minnesota Zoo!

Purchase your $20 chance to win at the Zoo's Guest Services desk or call 952.431.9310. Good luck and happy raffling!
Rules & Regulations


Zoo Hours: May 1-22
Weekdays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Zoo Hours: May 23-Sept 7
Daily: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call 952.431.9200 before your visit for the number of school groups scheduled.


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Meet the Hawaiian Monk Seals−Nani, Koa, Ola, Paki & Opua
Click here to visit the Zoo's web page about our newest marine mammal residents, fun facts, conservation stories and more!

Rediscover Discovery Bay
Witness the spectacular beauty of the deep in Discovery Bay: United Healthcare Marine Education Center, where over 1.2 million gallons of water provides a home for our new seals & jellyfish, sharks, rays, shrimp, live coral, sea horses and more. Click here for more details on what's new!

New! May Coupon
FREE Pizza sticks with purchase of any whole pizza

New! ZooTracks Summer 2015 is available online.

New! Premium Pony Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child's next birthday party at the Zoo with our new horses/ponies!

Summer Zoo Camp
There's something for everyone this summer at the Zoo. Register today!