Member News
April 16, 2015


Baby Chicks, Piglets, Lambs, Calves−Enjoy All the Sights and Sounds of Spring!
Visit the Wells Fargo Family Farm, where there's nothing cuter than our baby farm animals! Chicks and bunnies are on display inside, near the snow monkey exhibit. Farm Babies runs through April 30 and is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Dakota Electric Association.

Activities this weekend at the Farm:

  • Hay Maze (Daily)
  • Cow Milking: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. (Daily)
  • University of Minnesota Bee Squad –Learn why we should be more "bee friendly" and get up close to a live hive! (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Enrichment Activities (Saturday & Sunday): snow monkeys (9 a.m.), brown bears (10 a.m.), sea otters or meet a bird keeper on the Tropics Trail (11 a.m.), river otters (1 p.m.), Close Encounters at end of the Tropics Trail (2 p.m.)
  • Coloring Contest (click here for the picture)–Bring or mail your picture to the Zoo. The winning entry will receive a household membership to the Zoo and will be notified via email the first week of May.

Music in the Zoo Announcements
Get ready for another exciting summer of concerts
at the best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities!

Vote for Your Zoo!

"Best Zoo Exhibit" Nominee"

The Minnesota Zoo is a USA Today Readers' Choice nominee. Cast your vote for Russia's Grizzly Coast, one of 20 contenders for the "Best Zoo Exhibit" travel category. Voting is now live and you can vote once per day through Monday, April 27. Vote Today!

Farm to Fork Grant Opportunity
The Zoo is competing for a $20,000 grant from organic food and seed company, Seeds of Change.
Vote Now, enter zip code 55124, and "VOTE" for the Minnesota Zoo Farm to Fork Garden. You may vote once per day until April 27.

Take a Horticulture Tour
Botanists and plant-lovers, come on out to learn more about the amazing variety of plants along our Tropics Trail. You’ll get a unique tour led by one of our horticulture staff, as you discover plants native to exotic locale around the world but raised right here in the Zoo’s greenhouses. Register online for May 4! Members receive a discount.

Go Backstage with Birds, Sharks & Rays!
Backstage with Birds: May 8, May 20 or June 24
Swoop on in and get up close and personal with the stunning variety of birds along the Minnesota Zoo’s Tropics Trail!

Backstage with Sharks and Rays: May 9, May 23, June 13 or June 27
Feed one of the largest stingrays in the United States!

You Blew Us Out of the Water!
By the end of March, you donated nearly $50,000 for monk seals. Thank you for your incredible support! Click here to hear how your support is helping us prepare to welcome these special seals.


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

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

World of Birds Show
Birds are in training April 20 through May 22 for their outdoor show. The last indoor show is April 19 in the Target® Learning Center.


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Full Event Calendar


27th Annual Beastly Ball
Saturday, April 25

The Beastly Ball Online Auction is LIVE! Click here for a full list of items and start bidding.

Career Day
Thursday, May 7

Our World Speaker Series: Polar Bears and Climate Change
Monday, May 11

AZUL's Wild Night
Saturday, May 16

New! April Coupon Added
Three free mini cookies with the purchase of any combo meal.

Birthday Parties
Premium pony parties registration opens on May 1st!