Zoo After Hours

Ready for a Zoo date night? Or an evening to gather with friends and marvel at nature? Join us for our next Zoo After Hours – an 18+ Minnesota Zoo experience.

Each month on a Saturday, from January – April 2024, the Zoo is extending its hours and inviting you to connect with our natural wonder in a unique way. Zoo After Hours are on select Saturdays and are for adults 18+ exclusively!

Also a special Zoo After Hours Saturday May 11, Bears & Brews- more information to come.

Grab your friends, significant other and neighbors to explore indoor trails – all while enjoying food, drinks, and of course majestic animals from around the world. Best of all, when you attend one of our special Zoo After Hours events, you are actively contributing toward helping save wildlife throughout Minnesota and beyond!

Upcoming Zoo After Hours for Adults (18+)

• Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 6 – 9pm
• Saturday, February 17, 2024 from from 6 – 9pm
• Saturday, March 16, 2024 from from 6 – 9pm
• Saturday, April 20, 2024 from from 6 – 9pm
• Saturday, May 11, 2024 from from 6 – 9pm -Special Bears & Brews (tickets available early 2024)

What’s Available During Zoo After Hours?

• Tropics Trail: 6:00 – 8:30pm
• Discovery Bay Aquarium 6:00 – 9:00pm
• Silent Dance Party in Discovery Bay
• Gift Store
• Food and beverage will be available for purchase; must be 21+ to drink, no outside food or beverages permitted
• Weather dependent, outdoor trails will be open during the April and May dates


Tickets are limited and not refundable. Advanced, online ticket purchase is required to attend. Parking is complimentary during our Zoo After Hours events.

• Member Adult: $10 ($20 for Bears & Brews)
• Non-Member Adult: $15 ($25 for Bears & Brews)
• Online tickets required with limited capacity
• Children, including infants will not be admitted

Zoo After Hours tickets can be exchanged for another night up to day prior of event date during normal business hours (10 am – 4 pm); a $5 exchange fee will be applied per order.
Tickets cannot be exchanged the day of or after the event date.

Bears & Brews

Bears & Brews is a 21+ Zoo After Hours experience, featuring specialty food and beverage options, along with on-site sampling from a variety of local breweries. Stay tuned; tickets for Bears & Brews will go on sale in early 2024.

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Apple Valley, MN 55124

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