Minnesota Zoo

Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd (McAndrews Road)
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9200
Monday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Tips

  • see the Africa exhibit
  • The grizzly bears, lions, penguins and my wife's favorite, the sharks! My daughter loves the zoo!
  • Go see the new penguin exhibit (2011). They're awesome!
  • Did you know? The zoo's Asian wild horse breeding program has helped bring the species back from the brink of extinction. Herds descended from a Minnesota Zoo stallion are thriving in the wild!
  • If you plan to visit more than twice a year, invest in a membership. You can apply your daily admission towards the membership fee, too.
  • If you get to the Zoo early in the morning or around 2 p.m. the grizzly bears will be up from their naps and playful.
  • The embedded round windows to the right of the shark tank are also a stellar place to take your kid's photo.
  • Watch the lynx stalk a squirrel
  • bring subway sandwiches and skip the lunch lines
  • Pack your own lunch. The food offerings are dreadful if you prefer healthy, wholesome AND tasty.
  • Bring your camera
  • There is a family restroom in the Bee Hive with a kiddie toilet.
  • Spring for the membership if you can, definitely worth it
  • This Is A Great Place 2 Go 2 With Your Friends or Family & Definitely When U Have Nothing 2 Do in The Wintertime I Recommend 2 Come 2 The ZOO & I Got 2 PET A SHARK my favorite animals are the monkey
  • Penguins, seahorses, and starfish were my favorite. My daughter's first trip to the zoo and she had a blast! I was so surprised at how much there was to do at the zoo in the winter. Great place!
  • This is a great place to visit in the middle of winter. It's a great place to let your kids get some energy out.
  • Eat at the Grizzly Coast Cafe. Some of the better zoo food I've had.
  • The black bears are so adorable!!
  • See the dinosaur thing its 4 bucks but its worth it
  • Race the penguins. They'll follow you.

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