Zoo After Hours

Join us for Zoo After Hours – an 18+ Minnesota Zoo experience!

Each month on a Saturday, from January – May 2024, the Zoo is extending its hours for adults only. Connect with our natural wonder in a fun and unique way and let your inner child run wild. Zoo After Hours events are for adults 18+ exclusively!

Upcoming Zoo After Hours for Adults (18+)

• Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 6 – 9pm | Theme: Love Is In the Air
• Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 6 – 9pm | Theme: Staycation. Sponsored by The Minnesota Lottery
• Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 6 – 9pm | Theme: Spring into Spring
• Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 6 – 9pm -Special 21+ Bears & Brews  (SOLD OUT)

What’s Available During Zoo After Hours?

• Tropics and Minnesota Trail: 6:00 – 8:30pm
• Tropics and Minnesota Trail: 6:00 – 8:30pm
• Discovery Bay Aquarium 6:00 – 9:00pm
• Spring-themed Paint & Sip near Penguin Cafe
• Silent Dance Party in Discovery Bay
• Spring tea and garden party photo booth near Tropics Trail
• Scavenger Hunt
• Trivia & games
• Kid-free Zoo experience
• Gift Shop
• Food and beverage will be available for purchase; must be 21+ to drink, no outside food or beverages permitted
• Parking included with admission
• Weather dependent, outdoor trails will be open during the April and May dates


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

• Member Adult: $10 early bird special ($15 day of the event)($20 Bears & Brews)
• Non-Member Adult: $15 early bird special ($20 day of the event)($25 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 the day prior of event date. To exchange, call 952-431-9200 during normal business hours (10 am – 4 pm); a $5 exchange fee will be applied per order.

Tickets cannot be exchanged on the day of or after the event date listed on your original ticket.

Groups of 15 or more, please contact Group Sales at 952-431-9585. Due to capacity limits, groups rates only apply to the April 20 and May 11 dates.

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