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The Minnesota Zoo offers award-winning exhibits showcasing over 4,700 animals to discover from tropical rainforests, northern plains, oceans and reefs, the Russian Far East, and even a rural farm. Located just minutes south of the Mall of America, we are open 363 days a year with miles of indoor and outdoor trails to explore.
Zoomobile is our outreach program that brings the zoo to your school or organization.
Camps and classes are featured year-round with in person, virtual, STEM programs and more.
School’s Out Camps – Spring Break March 27-31 (Grades 1-3)
Looking for a fun activity for your child to do while school is on a break? We would love for you to spend your Spring break days here at Zoo Camp! Click Here
The Minnesota Zoo Nature Preschool is a licensed, unique, in-person educational experience for preschool children to learn and grow! Click Here
For summer 2023 the Minnesota Zoo will be offering in-person camps and virtual camps. Click Here to see the in-person camp information
Farm Babies – April 29 – June 5, 2023
Your favorite spring tradition is back with exciting new elements. Gather friends and family and come visit the newly renovated Wells Fargo Family Farm. Learn more at mnzoo.org.
Virtual Summer Camps (Grades K-6)
The Minnesota Zoo engages your camper with a mix of live, interactive, and at-home activities, featuring some of the Zoo’s most beloved animals and exhibits. Each week-long Virtual Summer Camp session provides an opportunity for campers to explore their curiosity, creativity, and empathy in a fun and unique way that only the Minnesota Zoo can offer!
Virtual Summer Camps are NOW OPEN for registration! Click Here
Virtual Zoo Tours
Bring the Zoo to you! Take a virtual tour of one of Minnesota Zoo’s amazing trails and get insider information about the zoo and the animals you love! Click Here
If you can’t visit us, let us visit you!
Our Zoomobile trained naturalists use live animals, biological artifacts, story telling, and audience participation to create a dynamic, personal, and fun program for all ages to stimulate curiosities and capture imaginations about the natural world.Learn more about our field trips, educational programs, special exhibits/events, corporate outings and more at mnzoo.org.
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE MINNESOTA ZOO
– Opened to the public in May 1978
– Located on 485 acres in Apple Valley, Minnesota
– Home to more than 4,500 animals and 505 species in award-winning exhibits
– Annual attendance of nearly 1.3 million
– Approximately 45,700 Zoo Households
– 28 million operating budget with more than 60% of revenue from earned and contributed income
– $227.7 million Gross economic output
– 193,098 Zoo members and donors
– Over 1,168 volunteers contributing more than 105,053 hours annually with more than 3 million hours of donated time!
SCHOOLS – (Preschool – K-12)
World Language Days
ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge
YOUTH GROUPS (Summer/School Age Care, Park & Rec, Scouts)
Scout Badges & Activity Packets
OUTREACH – Let the Zoo come to you with our Zoomobile
GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE – Discounted Admission