Farm Babies - April 26 - May 19

Join us for this spring-time family tradition! Farm Babies is back for an up-close look at farm life in Minnesota. Celebrate the season with animals, farm demonstrations, and more.

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What's New

Your favorite spring tradition is back with exciting new elements. Gather friends and family and visit the newest additions at the Wells Fargo Family Farm. Learn about conservation efforts at our Pollinator Park and enjoy special activities and demonstrations each Friday – Sunday.

Weekend Activities

Enjoy special activities every Friday – Sunday at the Wells Fargo Family Farm in celebration of Farm Babies.

10 am, noon, & 2 pm – Live music
11 am – Goat & sheep demonstration
11:30 am & 3 pm – Milking demonstration
2:30 pm – Pig & chicken feeding by Farm staff
10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 (Saturdays only) – Dakota County Library Story Trail


Can’t get enough Farm Babies cuteness? Check out our live webcam for 24/7 access to your favorite newest Farm arrivals!

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Learning Resources

Find crafts and educational materials for animal lovers of all ages here.

Visit the Farm

Rise and shine and head over to the Minnesota Zoo for the annual tradition of Farm Babies. Experience farming in Minnesota and learn about conservation efforts throughout the state as we plant the seed for generations to come.

Farm Babies FAQs

Do I have to purchase a ticket?

Farm Babies is included with Zoo admission. Tickets to the Zoo must be purchased online and in advance.

What is the distance out to the Wells Fargo Family Farm? Is there transportation provided?

The Wells Fargo Family Farm is approximately .73 miles from the main entrance building. There is no transportation from the main building to the Farm entrance. A limited number of electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) are available for rent.

What are the hours that we can access the Wells Fargo Family Farm?

The Farm is currently open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm after May 30. Zoo Members may visit the Farm during extended hours from 9:00-10:00 am. June 4 the Farm will close at 4:00 pm.

What baby animals will be at the Farm?

Goat kids, calves, piglets, baby lambs and llamas may all be viewable at the Farm, dependent on weather. Certain baby animals are kept indoors for warmth and safety and can be viewed through open barn doors as weather allows. Please limit viewing time to minimize wait time for other guests.

Is there food for purchase at the Farm?

There will be food available for purchase at the Country Fare Cafe from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Friday-Sunday, and from the Farm Food Truck from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Hours are subject to change.

Is Farm Babies weather dependent?

Rain, shine, or snow the farm will be open.

Is Farm Babies and the Wells Fargo Family Farm ADA accessible?

Yes, both are accessible.

Is there an ATM?

No, there are ATMs inside the main building at the Zoo.

Are there restrooms at the Farm?

Restrooms are available at the Farm House and behind the Granary Classroom.

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