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.
*Followed by Our World Speaker Series
Our World Speaker Series – Sharks, Laser Beams, and Shipwrecks: Your role as an Underwater Shark Detective – Friday, January 18
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Join us for our free speaker series. Registration required.
Reindeer Encounter on Central Plaza (outside) – Saturdays and Sundays Dec 1-30 10 am -2 pm
Reindeer will be in a corral, a keeper will be present. Reindeer is not available for touching/feeding (antlers!)
Members Only Breakfast with Santa – December 1, 8, 15 and 22
Registration opens at 9 am on Monday, November 5
Enjoy an early morning breakfast in the “Call of the Wild” restaurant and visit with Santa! There will be a craft activity, coloring sheets, a special meet and greet with an animal and a gift for each child. Bring your camera for that special holiday photo. Registration opens at 9 am on Monday, November 5. Space is limited and will fill quickly.
Tropical Beach Party
February 16 – March 10, 2019
It’s all about the sand! Bring the whole family to a winter get away at the Zoo. We’ll supply the sandbox, palm trees, exotic animals and more. BYOP (Bring your own pail) or favorite sandbox toy!
March 22 – April 30, 2019
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm. Cuteness abounds with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies.
Beastly Bash: A Wild Summer Night
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Come on out to the liveliest event of the summer: BEASTLY BASH at the Minnesota Zoo! You’ll enjoy exclusive viewings of rare and endangered animals, an extraordinary auction, signature cocktails, fabulous food, and endless entertainment – all while exploring the beautiful outdoors where our amazing animals are the stars. The Beastly Bash is the Minnesota Zoo Foundation’s annual fundraiser, proceeds will support the Zoo’s mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.
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