Come visit us! We’re open 363 days a year!

Please check the chart below to find the current ticket prices and hours of operation.

AgeZoo Prices
0 – 2 yrs. oldFree
3 – 12 yrs. old$12.00
13 – 64 yrs. old$18.00


Parking Cars: $7.00, Buses: $10.00 and Motor coaches: $15.00
Please check with IMAX for prices.
Conservation Carousel Closed for the season. Tokens are $2 per ride for guests 42” and taller and are available as self-service kiosks at the Carousel.
Prices are subject to change
Minnesota Zoo Members receive free admission and parking during regular Zoo hours
Group Pricing; bring your group to the wildest place in the Twin Cities!
Military Discounts
Gift Certificates
The Minnesota Zoo is a smoke free facility. Smoking, including vaping, (the use of electronic cigarettes), is not allowed on the Zoo grounds.

Oct 1, 2015 – April 30, 20169:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
May 1, 2016 – May 23 , 20169:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
May 24, 2016 – Sept 6, 20169:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sept 7, 2016 – Sep 30, 20169:00 a.m. —4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25


13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952.431.9200, 1.800.366.7811
24-hour information line: 952.431.9500

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


We are committed to making the Zoo accessible and fun for everyone. If you have questions or need assistance, our wonderful Zoo volunteers and staff are available throughout the Zoo.

Food & Drink

The Minnesota Zoo has a variety of menu choices in a variety of locations

Zoo Map

Find your way around the Zoo

Group Visits

Bring your group to the wildest place in the Twin Cities! The Minnesota Zoo offers reduced admission rates for a variety of gathering opportunities.

Special Events

Learn about upcoming events, promotions, and other activities. Some events may require additional entrance fees.

Gift Shops

The Minnesota Zoo Gift Shops offer a wide range of merchandise for any zoo and animal lover.

Close Encounters

Check out this unique program that provides, engaging on-site animal experiences to zoo guests throughout the day.

Conservation Carousel

Round and round, up and down! Enjoy our hand-crafted Conservation Carousel is located along the Northern Trail.

Music in the Zoo

Voted the best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, the Weesner Family Amphitheater offers a unique outdoor musical experience and your concert ticket is your admission to the Zoo beginning at 4 pm.

Great Clips IMAX Theatre

Visit the Great Clips IMAX Theatre during your Zoo visit and save $3 off General Admission!

Military Personnel and Family Discounts

Special discounts for military personnel and their families beginning November 11 (Veteran’s Day) through January 3.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at the Zoo. Check out our new pony and overnight parties, too!