Conservation Rocks at the Minnesota Zoo!
Join us for Wild Nights, a 21+ festival series featuring live music, artisan vendors, and food and drink - all in support of wildlife conservation here in Minnesota and around the globe.
Come explore the Zoo after-hours and take in your favorite exhibits with a beverage in-hand. Enjoy live music on three different stages spanning the entire campus and visit with local artists while you eat, drink, and relax with friends.
• 6 -10 pm
• Live music on 3 stages
• Access to all animal trails and exhibits until 8 pm
• Virtual trivia & scavenger hunt
• Local food, beverage, and artisan vendors
• Silent Disco
• Free Parking
Member Adult: $30
Non-Member Adult: $40
*Enter promo code in box at top of the page to begin purchase order.
Pricing subject to change.
Thursday, June 23 - Music Theme: Funk, Alt-Pop & Club
Thursday, July 7 - Music Theme: Country/Folk/BlueGrass
Thursday, July 21 - Music Theme: R&B/Hip Hop, Soul, Disco
Thursday, August 4 - Music Theme: Blues/Jazz/Salsa
Thursday, August 18 - Season Finalé: Rock Night
6:00 DJ ESP Woody McBride
7 Solid Gold
8 DJ ESP Woody McBride
8:30 Night Moves
7 Chris Kroeze
8:30 change over
9 Grateful Dead Tribute by China Rider
LakeSide Terrace Stage
6:30 Rock It Man Presents Duelling Pianos 3 Hour Set
9:30 DJ iPod
El Mexicano Grill
California Dip & Eat
Upper bar, Ampitheatre Bar, and at the Farm bar, we will feature:
Bald Man Eye of the Tiger IPA
Topo Chico Seltzer
Jameson Lime (Moscow Mule) cans
Each event will feature a unique array of local food vendors and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed throughout the evening. Food and beverage are not included in the cost of your ticket and are not allowed in the Llama Trek walking exhibit.
All tickets must be purchased online and in advance of the event.
This event is a 21+ Adult Only event, no one under 21 will be admitted.
Minnesota Zoo members enjoy discounted tickets at $30 per adult.
Wild Nights features a festival-like atmosphere with the opportunity to explore the entire campus, visit your favorite Zoo animals, take in diverse musical acts at three different stages, enjoy unique food and beverage options, and engage with local artists and vendors at this adults-only event.
All animal trails and exhibits at the Zoo will be open and accessible to guests from 6-8pm. Camel rides and the Llama Trek walking experience will be open and require an additional fee.
Your Wild Nights ticket includes general admission access to all activities which operate on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited in some locations, so we encourage you to plan your evening accordingly.
Your ticket to Wild Nights includes general admission to all live music and entertainment, access to the entire Zoo campus including animal trails and exhibits (open until 8 pm), virtual trivia and themed scavenger hunt, access to food and beverage vendors and local artisans, and free event parking. Food and beverage can be purchased separately. Camel rides and the Llama Trek walking experience will be open and require an additional fee.
Wild Nights is rain or shine. If there is severe weather and the event needs to be canceled, ticket holders for that evening will be contacted by Zoo Guest Services.
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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