The Minnesota Zoo offers reduced admission rates for a variety of groups at the wildest place in the Twin Cities.  Bring your group for a day full of fun and excitement!

STEP 1: Identify your Group

Is your group one of the following: preschool, community education, school, church, girl or boy scout troop, adult, senior, parks and recreation or school age care or any other type of organization other than an accredited school? If yes, proceed to step 2. If no, and you are a school, please visit our K-12 Field trips.

STEP 2: Information to Know Before Registering
Do I need to register?
What date should I choose?
What constitutes a holiday?
What information do I need to register?
STEP 3: Review Group Admission Pricing
Group Entry Fees
Groups attending on weekdays from September 1, 2016 – June 15, 2017
preK-5th grade$6.00/ per guest
6th-12th grade$8.00/ per guest
ChaperonesOne chaperone free for every five paid guests (preK- 12 grade)
Adults$12.00/ per guest
Seniors (age 65+)$8.00/ per guest
Groups attending on all weekends, holidays, and daily June 16, 2017 – Aug 31, 2017
preK-5th grade$10.00/ per guest
6th-12th grade$15.00/ per guest
ChaperonesOne chaperone free for every five paid guests  (preK- 12 grade)
Adults$15.00/ per guest
Seniors (age 65+)$10.00/ per guest
 Parking Fees (waived when dropping off only)
Motorcoach Parking$15.00/ motorcoach
 Bus Parking $10.00/bus
 Car Parking $7.00/car
STEP 4: Register for a Group Visit

The online Non-School Groups scheduling service is currently not available. Currently, the best way to schedule is to click below and use the Download Group Reservation Request Form; complete, save and email to or fax it in.  Your confirmation will be sent by email.

Download Group Reservation Request Form

  • Email Us
  • Fax: 952-431-9508
  • Register by phone at 952-431-9298

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STEP 5: Frequently Asked Questions
When do I pay for admission?
How much is parking?
May we bing our own lunches to the zoo?
How do I inform you of our exact group size? I may not know at the time I make a reservation.
What is included in admission?
Can I pay in advance with a credit card?
STEP 6: Arrival at the Zoo

Tally before you arrive, the number of children (per age category) and adults you are bringing. Buses should follow signs for bus entry to the Zoo. Watch for signs to the South entrance. Begin unloading buse(s)/ vans. The group should wait together until the group leader has checked in with guest services.  The group leader will come to the desk with the exact number per age group along with any chaperones and extra adults.  Please bring one form or payment for the entire group and your confirmation reservation.  Enjoy!