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Give the Gift of the Zoo

Every sale benefits programs that provide free access to the Minnesota Zoo for those who need it most.

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Gift a Minnesota Zoo Membership

Go wild this holiday season. Give a Minnesota Zoo membership.
It's an amazing way to send them on endless adventures, inspire wonder,
and spread cheer all year. Starting at $59, memberships include free daytime admission
and parking, exclusive events, and discounts on merchandise and education programs.

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Gift Wonder

Help the Minnesota Zoo inspire all. With every purchase or donation you make, you'll support programs like Free to Explore or MNZoo4All – initiatives that help provide access to those who need it most.

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Give a Gift Card

Stuff those stockings the right way with a Minnesota Zoo gift card, starting at $25. All gift cards can be used for admission and parking, membership, education programs and special events, or exchanged for Zoo Bucks to use in the Zoo's gift shops and restaurants.

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Give From Your Heart

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in honor of someone special. Each donation helps save wildlife around the world. It's a great way to share the holiday spirit in the name of those you honor most.

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Gift Unforgettable

Give the VIP Zoo treatment with backstage passes and exclusive experiences. Perfect for all those animal lovers on your list. You can even sponsor an animal, send a loved one on an exclusive adventure, help a child meet Santa, or buy gifts off our animals' wish lists on Oh, what fun!

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Where Amazing Lives. All Winter Long.

You don't have to wait for the holidays to have a great time. Plan your trip to the Zoo today. With the temperatures dropping, there's never been a better time to visit our lush Tropics Trail, sneak away to Discovery Bay, or just spend the day with the favorite people on your list.

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Event Spotlight:

Winter Camp

Dec. 26-28

When school is out, turn to the Zoo for smart fun! Winter Camps are offered for kids ages 4 through 6th grade. What better way to spend a day or two off from school than at the Minnesota Zoo?

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Winter Military Family Appreciation

Nov. 11-Jan. 1

Military personnel receive free admission, free parking, and half-price admission for family members.

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