Wings Financial World of Birds Show
Soaring hawks, talking parrots, majestic owls, and many more rare and beautiful feathered creatures delight and amaze Zoo guests.
Conservation Carousel (seasonal)
Round and round, up and down! The Minnesota Zoo is excited for the opening of our NEW, hand-crafted Conservation Carousel.
Tropical Reef Dive Show
Our spectacular floor-to-ceiling underwater viewing allows you to watch aquarium staff SCUBA dive with the sharks and tropical fish of the Coral Reef. Dive shows are daily at 10:30 a.m. (limited capacity)
This program provides unique, engaging on-site animal experiences to zoo guests.
Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to foster positive, lifelong connections to the natural world.
Cow Milking Demonstration (seasonal)
The dairy barn at the Well’s Fargo Family Farm features daily cow milking demonstrations at 11, 1, and 3, April through November. (limited capacity) Watch video.
Watch the savage beauty of our sharks and other marine life during their scheduled feedings. Discovery Bay shark feedings are at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Come watch our newest additions get fed at 10am and 2:30pm
Wells Fargo Family Farm (April 1-November 30)
Experience a working farm and learn how food gets from farms to tables. This popular exhibit offers families a chance to see and touch domestic animals like cows, goats, pigs, and more.
Splash Pad (summer)
Cool off under life-sized animal sculptures in our interactive water fountain on the Central Plaza.
An interactive, nature-based play area located off the Zoo’s Central Plaza.
HowlZooWeen - October 1- 31
This October, the Zoo is celebrating a month of ‘fall babies’ and things that go bump in the night. Enjoy the fall colors and experience up-close encounters with both cute and creepy critters.
Nightmare on Zoo Boulevard – October 30
Join us at the Minnesota Zoo for a wicked night of fun. This new 21 + costume party will include music, magicians, creature features, and more.
Members Only HowlZooWeen - October 31
Bring your little goblins to the Zoo for a safe and fun Halloween evening – free for Zoo members! Registration limited to those covered by your membership card and the first 2,000 people to sign up.
Wild About Wine – November 8
Join us for our annual wine tasting event. Enjoy tastings of a variety of wines. The Zoo will provide the perfect backdrop for this exotic evening of appetizers, music, and wine. Proceeds benefit Zoo conservation programs.
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 6, 13, and 20 and meet Santa. He’ll be available for photos from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Music in the Zoo
The best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities, the Weesner Family Amphitheater