Do you qualify for FREE Minnesota Zoo admission?

The Minnesota Zoo is committed to serving ALL Minnesotans. Each year, the Minnesota Zoo provides 10 percent of our annual attendance FREE through our Zoo Access Program to guests with limited incomes.

The Zoo Access Program provides free admission for a qualifying guest and their dependents.

To qualify for the Zoo Access Program, you must be enrolled in one or more of the programs listed below and simply show the approved documentation along with a Minnesota photo ID at admissions.

ProgramApproved Documentation
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)MN EBT Card
MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program)MN EBT Card
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)MN EBT Card
MFAP (Minnesota Food Assistance Program)MN EBT Card
Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCareMHCP Card
General AssistanceMN EBT Card
HeadStartAcceptance Letter

The Zoo Access Program does not include parking or fees for any special programs or exhibits. Valid only during regular Zoo hours.

Disclaimer:  Limited income program is subject to availability and cannot be used with other discounts or special offers. Proof of current enrollment in qualifying programs is required; burden of proof is upon the participant. Without verification the Minnesota Zoo reserves the right to decline limited income rates and benefits. Limited income admission is valid only for qualified individuals age 18 and older and their immediate family attending the zoo at the same time as the qualified participant. This program and its benefits are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or exchangeable for any other products or service. The Minnesota Zoo reserves the right to change, modify or decline limited income programs at any time.

Collateral Materials
ZAP – 11×17 – 1 per page
ZAP – Halfsheet – 2 per page
ZAP – Thirdsheet – 1 per page
ZAP – Thirdsheet – 3 per page