Hispanic Heritage Days

The Minnesota Zoo is once again partnering with Univision for a Hispanic Heritage Days celebration at the Zoo! Join us for a festival of culture and community featuring animals, live music, dance, and more!

Saturday, September 17
• 6 - 10 PM
• Ages 16+

Sunday, September 18
• 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• Event activities are included in the purchase of a Minnesota Zoo daytime ticket

Sunday, September 18, Stage Performance Lineup
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Mariachi Alma de Mexico
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Grupo de Danza Mexico Lindo
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Local Group (The Kings of Cumbia)
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Grupo de Danzas Colombianas
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Expresion Tropical

Hispanic Heritage Night Information - Saturday, September 17

• 6 -10 pm
• Live music on 3 stages
• Access to all animal trails and exhibits until 8 pm
• Local food, beverage, and artisan vendors
• Silent Disco
• Free Parking

Ticket Information

Tickets are limited and stage seating is first come, first served. Advanced, online ticket purchase is needed to attend.

Member Adult: $30
Non-Member Adult: $40

Enter Promo code "HERITAGE" for $5 off

Event Details

September 17, Stage Performance Lineup


September 17, Stage Performance Schedule

Amphitheater Stage

6pm-7pm DJ

7pm-8pm Grupo Vhaltta

8:15pm-9:30pm Maria Isa

Lakeside Terrace Stage

6:15pm-7:15pm  Mariachi Alma de Mexico

7:30pm-9pm     Grupo MIO

Crossroads Stage

6:15pm-7pm  DJ

7pm-8pm   Grupo de Danza Mexico Lindo

Food Trucks

Central Plaza
El Burrito Mercado
Yum Yum
Que Tal Street Eats
El Mexicano Grill
Tacos la Mexicana
Taboo Tacos

Philly Xpress

Crossroads (until 8:30pm)
Youniverse Foodie
Pigs Unlimited
California Dip & Eat


What food and beverage options will be available?

Local food vendors and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed throughout the evening. Food and beverage are not included in the cost of your ticket.

Are tickets required in advance?

All tickets must be purchased online and in advance of the event.

This event is a 16+ Adult Only event, no one under 16 will be admitted.

Is there a Minnesota Zoo member discount?

Minnesota Zoo members enjoy discounted tickets at $30 per adult.

What is Hispanic Heritage Night?

Hispanic Heritage Night features a festival-like atmosphere with the opportunity to explore the entire campus, visit your favorite Zoo animals from 6-8pm, take in diverse musical acts at three different stages, enjoy unique food and beverage options, and engage with local artists and vendors at this ages 16+ only event.

What animals can I see?

All animal trails and exhibits at the Zoo will be open and accessible to guests from 6-8pm.

Are there separate tickets for each stage?

Your Hispanic Heritage Night ticket includes general admission access to all activities which operate on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited in some locations, so we encourage you to plan your evening accordingly.

What is included in the cost of a ticket?

Your ticket to Hispanic Heritage Night includes general admission to all live music and entertainment, access to the entire Zoo campus including animal trails and exhibits (open from 6pm-8 pm), virtual trivia and themed scavenger hunt, access to food and beverage vendors and local artisans, and free event parking. Food and beverage can be purchased separately.

Is Hispanic Heritage Night weather dependent?

Hispanic Heritage Night is rain or shine. If there is severe weather and the event needs to be canceled, ticket holders for that evening will be contacted by Zoo Guest Services.

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