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

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

Age Zoo Prices
0 – 2 yrs. old Free
3 – 12 yrs. old $12.00
13 – 64 yrs. old $18.00
65+ $12.00

 

Parking Cars: $7.00, Buses: $10.00 and Motor coaches: $15.00
Please check with IMAX for prices.
Conservation Carousel Tokens are $2 per ride for guests 42” and taller and are available as self-service kiosks at the Carousel.
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
Free to Explore Zoo Admission Program 
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.
Stroller rental: $5 for a single, $8 for a double and photo identification is held as a deposit.

Printable Calendar September 2017

Open Mon.-Fri. Sat.-Sun.
Sept 5, 2017 – Sep 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Oct 1, 2017 – May 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
May 5, 2018 – May 25 , 2018 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
May 26, 2018 – Sept 3, 2018 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25

 

Directions

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

Amenities

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.

Accessibility

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.

Wings Financial World of Birds Show

Soaring hawks, talking parrots, majestic owls, and many more rare and beautiful feathered creatures delight and educate Zoo guests at the World of Birds Show!

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.

Kangaroo Crossing Tours

Weekdays September 5 – October 13
Gain exclusive access into Kangaroo Crossing on weekdays with a zookeeper-led tour.

Conservation Carousel

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

Daily Activities

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

Attractions

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

Minnesota Zoo Day at Target Field

Join us on October 1st for Minnesota Zoo Day at Target Field.

Super Bowl LII Recycling Rally at the Minnesota Zoo

Weekdays September 5 – October 13
Gain exclusive access into Kangaroo Crossing on weekdays with a zookeeper-led tour.

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.

IMAX Theatre

Visit the 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.

Conservation Wristbands

Wristbands for guests to collect to help raise crucial funds needed to save wildlife around the world.