Animal Play Days – Sunday, March 17

Adult Nights Out
Our series of events for grown-ups provides guests with the opportunity to explore the Zoo after hours!  $10 admission fee (free for members); food and beverage available for purchase.  Online reservations will go live closer to the event dates.
April 17
May 17
June 13
June 27

Speaker Series – A Decade of Rhino Conservation in Namibia – April 17

Farm Babies
March 22 – April 30, 2019
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.   Cuteness abounds with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, and goat kids.

Heroes for Horns – April 18
Join us for Heroes for Horns, a special fundraising event featuring bowling, laser tag, and pizza. Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist Jeff Muntifering will be visiting from Africa and providing an exciting update from the field and sharing how your support directly and positively impacts the lives of rhinos, every day.

Beastly Bash: A Wild Summer Night
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Come on out to the liveliest event of the summer: BEASTLY BASH at the Minnesota Zoo! You’ll enjoy exclusive viewings of rare and endangered animals, an extraordinary auction, signature cocktails, fabulous food, and endless entertainment – all while exploring the beautiful outdoors where our amazing animals are the stars. The Beastly Bash is the Minnesota Zoo Foundation’s annual fundraiser, proceeds will support the Zoo’s mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.

Llama Trek – May 25 – September 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
You herd right. Llamas are here! And they are ready to share their zany personalities. Walk among them without barriers at Llama Trek at the Minnesota Zoo.

Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/Walk – Saturday, September 14
Join us for our annual Tiger Tracks 5K & Family Run/Walk to save wildlife. The 5K starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic area and goes through the Zoo along the outdoor trails.
Registration live February 20.

Camps and Classes
The Minnesota Zoo has year-round camps and classes for children of all ages and adult classes.

Music in the Zoo
The best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities, the Weesner Family Amphitheater

For more things to do when you visit the Zoo, check out our Daily Activities and our Attractions