Daily Activities

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!

Lakeside Family Tunes Daily 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
Join in the family fun with interactive Zoo music. Performances last approximately 25 minutes each on the Lakeside Terrace Stage.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Demonstrations – 12, 2 and 4 pm 
Experience the sights and sounds of the Hawaiian islands during our Hawaiian Monk Seal Demonstrations – at 12:00 2:00 & 4:00.  Come and connect with these critically endangered marine mammals and their trainers in their new habitat in Discovery Bay, the only place to see these amazing animals outside of Hawaii. Learn more about Hawaiian monk seals, the challenges they face in the wild, and what the Minnesota Zoo and others are doing to help save them.

Tropical Reef Dive Show
Our spectacular floor-to-ceiling underwater viewing allows you to watch aquarium staff SCUBA dive with the sharks and tropical fish of the Coral Reef. Dive shows are daily at 10:30 a.m. (limited capacity)

Close Encounters
This program provides unique, engaging on-site animal experiences to zoo guests.

Camel Rides – May 27 to September 4
Camel rides will be offered at the Minnesota Zoo for guests of all ages! Camel rides are $5 for members, and $6 for non-members.

Cow Milking Demonstration (seasonal)
The dairy barn at the Well’s Fargo Family Farm features daily cow milking demonstrations at 11, 1, and 3, April through November. (limited capacity) Watch video.

Tropical Reef Shark Feeding
Our spectacular floor to ceiling underwater viewing windows on the Tropics Trail allow you to get a close-up look of our daily Shark feedings. Daily at 3 pm

Discovery Bay Shark Feedings
Watch the savage beauty of our sharks and other marine life during their scheduled feedings. Discovery Bay shark feedings are at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Penguin Feedings
Come watch our Penguins get fed at 10am and 2:30pm