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

General Admission
Non-Members Members*
Children ages 2 and younger Free Free
Children ages 3-12 $13.95 Free
Adults ages 13-64 $19.95 Free
Seniors 65+ $13.95 Free
Discounts:

* Members enjoy free general admission and parking access during regular daytime hours. Join the Zoo!

 

Additional Charges
Parking: Car or van $7.00
Bus or motor coach $10.00
Stroller Rental*: Single $5.00
Double $8.00
*Deposit required

The Minnesota Zoo is a smoke free facility. Smoking, including vaping, (the use of electronic cigarettes), is not allowed on the Zoo grounds.

Open Mon.-Fri. Sat.-Sun.
Oct 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
May 2, 2020 – May 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
May 23, 2020 – Sept 7, 2020 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sept 8, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Event Schedules
Daily Activities
Special Events Schedule
Music in the Zoo
Printable Calendar January 2020

 

Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Group Tickets

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

Youth Groups

Give your youth groups once in a lifetime enrichment experiences. Discounts available for recognized youth group organizations planning trips for 15 or more children ages 3 through 12th grade.

Zoo Map

Find your way around the Zoo

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.

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.

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.

Directions

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

Amenities

For a Pleasant Visit, Zoo volunteers and staff are available to assist you throughout the Zoo.

Food & Drink

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

ZooUnlimited

We are committed to connecting people to animals and the natural world in ways that foster compassion and conservation.

ZooUnlimited/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.

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.