Animal Play Days – Wednesday, June 21

Kangaroo Crossing – May 27 thru Labor Day
See the new Australian exhibit this summer at the Minnesota Zoo and experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus for a truly authentic experience. It’s going to be wild, mate!

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.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017

*Followed by Our World Speaker Series

Butterfly Garden -June 17 – September 4
Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of North American butterflies at the end of the Tropics Trail.

Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run Saturday, August 26
Join us for our annual Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run to save wildlife. The 5K run/walk course goes through the Zoo along the outdoor trails. All runners will receive a Tiger Tracks t-shirt and free admission to the Zoo on race day.

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