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.

Club House Cove in Discovery Bay is closed for renovation.

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, 2014 – April 30, 20159:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
May 1, 2015 – May 22, 20159:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
May 23, 2015 – Sep 7, 20159:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sept 8, 2015 – Sept 30, 20159:00 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

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

(Closed for the Season.) The Minnesota Zoo is excited for the opening of our NEW, hand-crafted Conservation Carousel. 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 money! Adults save $2 per ticket, children and seniors save $1. Zoo/IMAX Combo tickets available at both the Zoo and IMAX.

Alaskan Wolf Pups

Five wolf pups, orphaned during Alaska’s Funny River Fire in May, have found permanent homes at the Minnesota Zoo.