Member News
July 1, 2015


Bison Calves
The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of three bison calves! Born in June, the calves (whose genders are not yet confirmed) are now on exhibit on the Northern Trail. Stop by and see them over the holiday weekend!

Military Family Week: July 1-7, 2015
Spread the word! The Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts this week, including free admission for military personnel (active, retired, and civilian) free parking as well as half-priced admission for family members. Discounts apply to all military personnel (not to be combined with member discount):

  • 20% off in the food courts
  • 20% off in the gift stores
  • $3 off general admission for any movie at the Great Clips® IMAX® Theater

Win a Nature Hike "Through the Woods" with the Okee Dokee Brothers
The Okee Dokee Brothers invite you to the grand opening celebration of the Hanifl Family Wild Woods on Sunday, July 26! The celebration highlights our new nature play area, features a day full of family activities, and culminates with the nearly sold-out Okee Dokee Brothers concert, which is part of the Subway® Music in the Zoo series. Whether or not you have concert tickets, you're invited to register for a chance to join Justin and Joe on an exclusive nature hike at 5 p.m. Ten lucky families will be selected by random drawing and notified on July 20.

St. Paul's Farmers' Market at the Zoo
July 8-August 26

Farmers' MarketThe Minnesota Zoo is excited to welcome the summer season with our annual weekly Farmers' Market, located in our Gibbon parking lot! The market will provide an opportunity for you to find and purchase fresh produce and other goods, as well as support local farmers and community.


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9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily


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Summer Events

6th Annual Photo Contest

Aveda Butterfly Garden

Open daily through Labor Day

Brew at the Zoo
August 7

Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids' Run
August 22

Win a Save Wildlife!
You could be holding the winning ticket to a 2015 Toyota RAV4, donated by Twin Cities Toyota Dealers. Purchase your $20 chance to win at the Zoo's Guest Services desk, or call 952.431.9310. Rules & Regulations.