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Farm Babies - March 22 – April 30

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.
Cuteness abounds with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, and goat kids.

Day Time Zoo Tickets >

Weekend Activities:

Tram rides 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Family activity 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Farm Babies Story Time – Bee Hive at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

MN Zoo Sandbox
MN Zoo Volunteer

Special Weekend Activities

  • April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27 & 28 – Guild of Metalsmiths demonstrations
  • April 13, 14, 27 & 28 – Square dance demonstrations
  • April 19 & 20 – Animal “Egg” Enrichment throughout the Zoo
  • April 20 – Peter Rabbit” costume character 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thank our Pollinators!

Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without Halloween pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are central to our food supply, light up our gardens, and sustain our ecosystems. Many of these pollinators are in trouble though. You can help them by Planting For Pollinators! Learn more at Farm Babies!

Planting For Pollinators >
Close Encounters

Animal Close Encounters

Special animal enrichment and training demonstrations are emphasized during Close Encounters, providing guests with one-on-one opportunities to interact with our zookeepers and observe, or even touch, our wildlife.

Farm Babies - FAQs

Do I have to purchase a ticket?
Farm Babies is included with Zoo admission.

What is the distance out to the Wells Fargo Family Farm? Are is there transportation provided?
The Wells Family Farm is approximately .73 miles from the main entrance building. There is no transportation from the main building to the Farm entrance.
Farm Trams run for a short distance from the Grain Elevator to the Farm for selected hours during the weekends.

What are the hours that we can access the Wells Fargo Family Farm?
The Farm is open daily; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

What baby animals will be at the Farm?
Piglets, goat kids, ducklings, chicks, and lambs are all animals you will see.

Is there food for purchase at the Farm?
Yes, there will be food available for purchase at the Country Fair Cafe. Hours of the farm will be 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on weekdays and 10:30 am – 3:00 pm on weekends.

Is there an ATM?
Yes, there are ATMs at the Farm and inside the Zoo.

Is Farm Babies weather dependent?
Rain, shine, or snow the farm will be open.

Will there be farm animals anywhere other than the Wells Fargo Family Farm?
All babies will be out at the Farm.

Is Farm Babies/Wells Family Farm accessible for children/people in wheelchairs?
Yes, both are accessible.

More to Explore.

Did you know the Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination with acres of indoor exhibits and interactive experiences for children and families? Meet hundreds of animals along our Tropics Trail and learn how our conservation efforts are supporting endangered species like the Red Panda. Or get up close and personal with sharks and rays inside the tide pool at Discovery Bay. Come in from the cold and warm up at the Zoo this winter!

Plan Your Visit >

Event Spotlight:

Llama Trek

May 25 – September 2

You herd right. Llamas are here! And they are ready to share their zany personalities. Walk among them without barriers at Llama Trek at the Minnesota Zoo.

Adult Night Out

April 17

Explore a grown-up, kid-free version of the Minnesota Zoo after hours and enjoy cocktails and keeper talks.

Daily Activities:

10:00 am-3:00 pm
10:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-11:00 am
11:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-12:30 pm