Upcoming Events

Tiger Tracks Results

Zoo Crawl –Canceled October 1
This year event has been canceled, save the date for next year October 7 2017

Heroes For Horns – October 13
Let’s GO BOWLING to save rhinos! Start a fundraising page and attend an awesome night of bowling, lazer tag, arcade games and more. Together, we can make a difference for the critically endangered rhinos in Namibia.

Adult Nights Out
Our new 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.
Friday, October 14, 2016*
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017

*Followed by Our World Speaker Series

Our World Speaker Series October 14, 2016
Stories from the Field: How Local People are Showing Support for Saving Rhino in Namibia

HallZooWeen – October 22 & 23 and 29 & 30, 2016
This October, the Zoo is celebrating fall color and things that go bump in the night. Enjoy up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters. From bats and tarantulas to tigers and tapirs, HallZooWeen offers something for kids of ALL ages. Participate in hands-on education programs and watch the animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats throughout the Zoo.  Weekend activities include face painting, live music, and more.

Member Only HallZooWeen  Monday, October 31
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration limited to those covered by your membership and the first 2,200 people to sign up.  Online registration will begin on October 3 at 9:00 AM 

Member Only Snack with Santa
8:30 & 9:30 AM
December 3 & 4
December 10 & 11
December 17 & 18 

Cost: $10/person – Adults and children age 3 and older
$3/person – Children age 2 and younger 

Enjoy an early morning snack in the “Call of the Wild” restaurant and a personal visit with Santa! There will be fun activities and a special gift for the kids. Online registration begins November 16 at 9:00 a.m. Seating is limited and will fill quickly.

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