Minnesota Zoo
Member News
October 15, 2014
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Perfect Weather and Peak Color at the Minnesota Zoo This Weekend!

Fall color is at its peak at the Minnesota Zoo, just in time for MEA weekend! With perfect autumn weather forecast through Sunday, a full calendar of special "HowlZooWeen" events, and adorable fall babies on exhibit, this may be the best weekend of the season to explore the Zoo.

Are your kids out of school this Thursday and Friday for MEA? We still have a few spots left for our "School's Out" camps. Register online today!

Find out more about our education programs available in October: Preschool Bat Pals, Kindergarten Kids Just Batty, Yellowstone/Grand Tetons College Travel Edventures, New! Horticulture Tours and more!

HowlZooWeen All Month Long
This October, the Zoo
is celebrating a month of 
"fall babies" and things that go bump in the night.

Daily and Weekend Activities

#HowlZooWeen Photo Challenge

Conservation 'Scarousel'
Weekends: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Additional days of operation: October 16 &17

Why Do You Love the Zoo?
Give to the Max Day is on November 13th and we're gearing up by asking people what they love about the Zoo.
Check out the video!

Share your stories on social media from November 1 through November 13 to support the Zoo this Give to the Max Day. Click here for more information and super cute Zoo pictures to help you tell your story!

Your enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you for all you do to help us save wildlife and wild places!

South American Bird Aviary Opens
Come see this beautiful new exhibit! Located in the Zoo's Tropics Trail, the new South American Aviary adds an innovative dimension to the Trail by bringing birds of the Americas and guests closer than ever before. Three new species–sunbitterns, roseate spoonbills, and Venezuelan troupials–will join crested oropendolas, Peruvian thick-knees, elegant crested-tinamous, black-necked stilts and scarlet ibises in a new lush habitat boasting more viewing areas, better lighting, hundreds of plants, a wading pool and waterfalls to celebrate the birds' natural behaviors.

Eat at Chili's Logo for the Zoo!
Feed your family and support the Minnesota Zoo when you eat at any Minnesota Chili's location, now until the end of the year! Present this voucher and Chili's will donate 15% of your check to the Minnesota Zoo. Saving wildlife has never been simpler!


Zoo Hours
Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wings Financial World of Birds Show Returns October 16!
October 16-19:
11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Members Appreciation Month!
Renew during October and we will include two free IMAX® vouchers–no code or member ID necessary. Does not apply to previous purchases.

Fall Events

Family Night at the Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre
October 20
Join us for a special showing of Galapagos 3D at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary snacks are served at 5:45 p.m., while supplies last.

Our World Speaker Series: The Role of Zoos in a Changing World
October 21

with the Director of the Minnesota Zoo & President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Lee Ehmke.

Nightmare on Zoo Boulevard
October 30

Join us for a wicked night of fun–a 21+ costume party including music, magicians, creature features and more!
Fee: $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

Wild About Wine
November 8
The Zoo's annual wine tasting event provides the perfect backdrop for an exotic evening of appetizers, music and wine.

Members Appreciation
For more offers and updates, visit the members appreciation page.

Members Monday
No large groups are scheduled the first and second Monday of the month (November-March.) Show your card and receive a 20% discount on food purchases and enjoy a special storytime in the Bee Hive.

October Coupon
3 Free Mini Cookies
with Purchase of Any Combo Meal