Animal Play Days – Monday, December 23

Adult Nights Out
Our 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.
December 5
January 16
February 20
March 19

Military Personnel Winter Promotion – November 11 – January 1
Military personnel receive free admission, free parking, and half-price admission for family members.

Members Only Breakfast with SantaSOLD OUT
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. Registration opens at 9 am on Tuesday, November 12.

Members Shop-a-Thon Weekend November 29 – December 1, 9–11 am
Come to the Zoo and leave with your stockings stuffed! Visit Timber Lodge Traders at the Minnesota Zoo and receive 25 percent off all regular priced merchandise. Morning refreshments will be available first come first serve. No other discounts apply. Valid Black Friday weekend during limited times; show current member card to receive special discount.

Saturdays with Santa 11 am – 3 pm; Penguin Café Lobby – November 30, December 7, 14 & 21
Santa has arrived! Bring your camera and wish list and enjoy a special Saturday with Santa.

Members Appreciation Month: January 1-31, 2020
Visit the Zoo for extra special discounts and programming all month long. More details to come!

Beastly Bash: A Wild Summer Night – June 13, 2020
You won’t want to miss Minnesota’s premier outdoor summer event! Celebrating all things nature and wildlife, proceeds from this annual fundraiser support the Minnesota Zoo’s mission of connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Tickets on sale spring 2020.

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