Animal Play Days – Monday, August 20

Adult Nights Out
Our new series of events for grown-ups provides guests with the opportunity to explore the Zoo after hours!  $10 admission fee (free for members); food and beverage available for purchase.  Online reservations will go live closer to the event dates.
September 28
November 15

*Followed by Our World Speaker Series

Kangaroo Crossing – May 26-October 14
See the Australian exhibit this summer at the Minnesota Zoo and experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus for a truly authentic experience. It’s going to be wild, mate! Special opening weekend activities! – May 26 – 28

Butterfly Garden – June 16 – September 3
Daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm (weather permitting)
Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of North American butterflies at the end of the Tropics Trail.

Grandparent’s Day September 9
Enjoy a day at the Zoo with your grandchildren on Grandparent’s Day. Grandparents will receive free admission

Tiger Tracks 5K – Saturday, September 15
Join us for our annual Tiger Tracks 5K & Family Run/Walk to save wildlife.

Sea Otter Awareness Week – September 23 -29
Help us celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week from Sunday, September 23 through Saturday, September 29, 2018. Visit our resident sea otters in the Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit and learn more about how these charismatic marine mammals play a vital role in the coastal ecosystem

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – October 4 – 31
The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will make its debut at the Minnesota Zoo this October 2018. An enchanted forest, nestled in the heart of the Zoo, plays host to this strolling exhibit. The trail features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins of all different sizes, shapes and faces creatively carved and displayed from ground to tree-top.

Camps and Classes
The Minnesota Zoo has year-round camps and classes for children of all ages and adult classes.

Music in the Zoo
The best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities, the Weesner Family Amphitheater

For more things to do when you visit the Zoo, check out our Daily Activities and our Attractions