Come in and discover “Where Amazing Lives. Every Day.” All it takes is a curiosity and willingness to explore. We are committed to serving ALL Minnesotans and ensuring that economic circumstances are not obstacles to experiencing everything that the Minnesota Zoo has to offer.
Do you qualify for FREE Minnesota Zoo admission?
Free to Explore provides free admission for a qualifying guest and their dependents. Parking and fees for any special programs, events, or exhibits are not included. EBT cards are not accepted as payment for parking or fees at the Minnesota Zoo.
To qualify for Free to Explore, you must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. Simply show the approved documentation along with photo identification and proof of Minnesota residency.
|TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)||MN EBT Card|
|MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program)||MN EBT Card|
|SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)||MN EBT Card|
|MFAP (Minnesota Food Assistance Program)||MN EBT Card|
|General Assistance||MN EBT Card|
|Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare||MHCP Card|
|WIC (Women, Infants & Children Program)||WIC Folder|
Free to Explore admission cannot be used with other discounts or special offers and is valid only during regular Zoo hours. Proof of Minnesota residency and current enrollment in qualifying programs is required. Without verification the Minnesota Zoo reserves the right to decline free admission. Free to Explore is valid only for qualified individuals age 18 and older and their immediate family attending the zoo at the same time as the qualified participant. This program and its benefits are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or exchangeable for any other products or service. The Minnesota Zoo may change, modify, or eliminate the Free to Explore program without notice.