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
kelly.lessard@state.mn.us

March 25-April 30, 2016

Apple Valley, MINN – March 24, 2016  – What goes “Moo, Baa, Oink, Quack, and Peep?” Get up close and personal with all kinds of adorable baby animals during the 20th annual “Farm Babies” celebration at the Minnesota Zoo, March 25 – April 30, 2016.

One of the biggest Zoo events of the year, “Farm Babies” at the Wells Fargo Family Farm features all kinds of new little additions including chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, ducklings, goat kids and bunnies! The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Dakota Electric.

Schedule:

9 – 4                                     Minnesota Zoo Hours
9 – 4                                     Hay Maze (daily)
9, 10, 11, 1, & 2                    Animal “Egg Enrichment” (weekends)
10 – 1                                    Meet Peter Rabbit (March 26 only)
11 – 2                                    Kid’s Craft Activities (March 25/26 only)
11, 1, 3                                  Cow Milking Demonstration (daily)
11:30 – 1:30                         Tram Rides from Grain Elevator to the Farm (weekends)

Did you know the Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination with acres of indoor exhibits and interactive experiences for children and families? While you’re meeting our new farm babies, you can also learn how our conservation efforts are supporting endangered species like the Red Panda on our Tropics Trail, or get up close and personal with sharks and rays inside the tide pool at Discovery Bay. And don’t forget about the IMAX Theatre. The Minnesota Zoo is a great place for the whole family to celebrate the sights and sounds of spring.

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Its mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).