Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact:Kelly Lessard
Public Relations
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
kelly.lessard@state.mn.us

It’s a fun way to experience life on the Farm

Apple Valley, MINN – March 18, 2014  –

It’s become an annual rite of spring – “Farm Babies” at the Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm, April 1–30, 2014.

One of the largest (and cutest) Zoo events of the year, “Farm Babies” will feature all kinds of new little additions including chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, ducklings, goat kids and bunnies. There will be fun, hands-on kids’ activities throughout the event, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Dakota Electric Association.

Farm Babies Schedule and Activities (April 1–30 unless noted, visit mnzoo.org for times):
Farm Babies at Wells Fargo Family Farm and main Zoo building
Tram Rides from Grain Elevator to Farm (Fridays-Sundays throughout event)
Peeps Weekend (April 12 & 13)
Kids’ Craft Activities (April 18 & 19)
Animal Egg Enrichment (April 19 & 20)
Face Painting (April 18 & 19)
Peter Rabbit Costume Character (April 19)
Oink Booth (April 26 & 27)

The award-winning Wells Fargo Family Farm brings attention to the past, present and future of Minnesota’s family farms. It opened in May, 2000, and continues to offer Zoo guests an educational and fun, up-close and personal farm experience.

The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Open year round, the Zoo is one of the State’s premier cultural attractions serving 1.3 million visitors annually. With a mission to connect people, animals and the natural world, the Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Learn more at mnzoo.org or by calling 952.431.9500.