Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Kelly Lessard
Public Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
[email protected]


Saturday, September 27, 2014
Apple Valley, MINN – September 12, 2014:  Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Minnesota Zoo, and as part of “Museum Day Live!” in conjunction with Smithsonian magazine, the Zoo will offer a FREE child admission with any paid adult on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Guests and children taking advantage of this one-day-only offer will enjoy a variety of adorable fall babies, as moose calves, beaver kits, a porcupette, and lynx kittens are on exhibit every day. Autumn is the perfect time for strolling along the Zoo’s many outdoor trails as well as Zoo’s indoor Tropics and Medtronic Minnesota Trails, getting fresh air on the Northern Trail.  The Zoo’s Conservation Carousel will also be open for riders who want to support conservation programs while riding this new zoo amenity that features hand-carved animals from around the world.

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine to encourage museum visitation nationwide. As an informal partner in the program, the Minnesota Zoo will offer a free child admission for each paying adult guest on September 27 only.

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 1.2 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.


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