Upcoming Events

Animal Play Days – Friday, December 16

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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017

*Followed by Our World Speaker Series

Santa Saturdays
December is a great time to visit the Minnesota Zoo. If you’re looking for that perfect holiday photo, bring your family and camera to the Zoo on Saturday, December 3, 10, and 17 and meet Santa. He’ll be available for photos from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Member Only Snack with Santa – SOLD OUT

Warm Up in the Wild – February 18
Need a winter escape? Join us for the 6th annual Warm Up in the Wild party. This adults-only tropical event features a unique experience with zookeepers exploring the exotic and intimate rituals of the furry, feathered and scaly residents of the Tropics Trail.

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