City Nature Challenge

Started in 2016 as a friendly competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge is now an international yearly event meant to Read More

Friday, April 30, 2021|Citizen Science|

Nature Notebook

One of the best times to explore nature is as the seasons are changing. Make your very own Nature Notebook to document your discoveries. It’s Read More

Friday, April 30, 2021|Nature Learning|

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Days = Puddles & Mud! April showers bring May flowers, leaving behind puddles and mud for endless entertainment and experimentation! “There’s no such thing Read More

Friday, April 30, 2021|Nature Learning|

Volunteer Appreciation Week

We are excited to have volunteers back on-site in time for National Volunteer Week! Since volunteers have returned, they have been busy doing trail interpretation Read More

Monday, April 19, 2021|Get Involved, Zoo News|

Caring for Senior Animals

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals with individual needs. From half-ton brown bears to a minuscule clownfish, from newborn Farm Babies Read More


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    Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

The Poweshiek skipperling is a small grassland butterfly that is on the brink of extinction. It was once common across the Midwest but has apparently Read More


ZOOMS Design Challenge

The Minnesota Zoo ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge presented by Flint Hills Resources offers students a chance to develop a solution to a ‘real’ problem faced by zookeepers and staff Read More

Thursday, February 18, 2021|Education, Kids|

Thank You, Zoo Volunteers

The Minnesota Zoo has an amazing corps of 551 volunteers who support our mission, vision and values with their time, talent and treasure. Since the Zoo opened in Read More

Wednesday, February 10, 2021|Zoo News|