Programs & Events

The Minnesota Zoo offers programs and animal adventures for people of all ages! Join us to learn even more about the world of wildlife. During your daytime visit, enjoy experiences that are included with your admission, like the Wings World of Birds Show and Dino Hideout. You can also register to go behind-the-scenes or take a guided tour. Youth programs include summer camps and the Nature Preschool. Adults, you can connect to nature in all new ways with special evening events, yoga, and EdVenture trips. See details below.

Daytime Experiences Included With Your Admission

Treetop Trail - Now Open!
Come get a fresh perspective on nature and let it change and inspire the way you experience the world, and your place within it. The 1.25-mile walking path brings guests up to 32 feet above the ground and provides a year-round and accessible journey into nature for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Wings & Things!
Join us at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Target Learning Center for our new animal show, Wings & Things! See owls, porcupines, and more strut their stuff while learning fascinating facts about our natural world. This educational and entertaining show is fun for all ages and included with your Zoo admission. Show run-time is roughly twenty minutes and seating is first-come, first-served. For those with sensory sensitivities, please note, music is played before the program and microphones are used throughout.

Dino Hideout: Open for the Season
There’s big fun lurking at the Minnesota Zoo. Explore our updated Dino Hideout experience and play area. Take a thrilling walk among incredibly realistic dinosaurs and enjoy the natural setting and new play structures as you let your imagination run wild.

Special Events


Travel with the Minnesota Zoo

Virtual Programs

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