Minnesota Zoo
Member News
August 28, 2014
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Member AppreciationGet Your BOGOs Before the Big Bugs Go...Now through September 1!
Visit the Zoo now through Labor Day and receive TWO BOGO* IMAX Theatre coupons! Coupons will be handed out at the time of check-in.
Promotion expires September 1, 2014. While supplies last.

Exhibits Open Through Labor Day:

Big Bugs!
Aveda Butterfly Garden
Camel Rides

New Animals On Exhibit

Chinese Hwamei
Come see the new species, located in the main aviary on the Tropics Trail. Native to China, Laos and Vietnam, these birds have a long melodious song with diverse vocalizations. We have a male and female pair that are currently building a few nests in the lower part of the aviary. Identification characteristics: olive grayish-brown bodies, white eye-rings extending to the back, blue near the eyes, and similar to the size of American robins.

Lynx Kittens
The lynx kittens are on exhibit Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Lynx kittens playing on exhibit!

Special Engagement: Meet a Wildlife Biologist!
Come meet Minnesota Zoo Wildlife Biologist, Jeff Muntifering, who is here all the way from Africa! Jeff will be chatting with guests about his work to save the critically-endangered black rhino. Meet him at the rhino sculpture at the top of the Tropics Trail from
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on August 28 and 29, as well as September 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Introducing the Backstage Pass and Backstage Bites Programs!
Backstage with Bears, Birds, Penguins, Sea Otters and Sharks & Rays
The Zoo is offering a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world. Get up close!

Backstage Bites
The Minnesota Zoo offers an adult-only opportunity to head backstage and see animals while you learn about what they eat, how they're fed, and where their food comes from. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our kitchens, meet zookeepers and naturalists, and enjoy gourmet appetizers and drinks after hours at the Zoo!

Dining at CRAVE this Labor Day Weekend?It's All to Benefit the Zoo!
AZUL, the young professionals group at the Minnesota Zoo, is partnering with CRAVE restaurants as part of their CRAVE Cares program. Dine at one of these restaurants and order off the specials menu during the month of August to support conservation projects for wild tigers through the Tiger Conservation Campaign.

The Minnesota Zoo is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Hustai Nuruu National Park in Mongolia to protect the endangered Asian wild horse. Driven to extinction in the wild in the 1960s, the Asian wild horse returned to its native habitat with help from zoos across the world—but, a lot of work has yet to be done. This project, led by Minnesota Zoo staff and researchers, will help secure a future for the wild horse in its native Asian habitat.
Learn more about the campaign, or make a contribution, at TrueWildHorse.org.


Zoo Hours
Now-Labor Day

9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Zoo Hours
September 2-30
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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5th Annual Photo Contest
Submit your best photos from the Minnesota Zoo for a chance to win a variety of prizes! Entry deadline is September 7.

Last Farmers' Market of the Season!
September 3
12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Purchase fresh produce and other goods at the Zoo!

Our World Speaker Series
"Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect"

September 11
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Free Admission!

Career Day
November 8
Join Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational seminars to learn about science careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future.

Member Appreciation

Members Only
Strollin' Safari
November 10 & December 8
$10 per adult/child pair; $5 for each extra child

Stroll along a Zoo trail with a naturalist as your guide, and use your senses to explore different animals and their habitats.
Register Now!

Birthday Parties are WILD!
Consider the Zoo for your child's next birthday event−members receive a $25 discount on package prices.

For more offers and updates, visit the member appreciation page.