Minnesota Zoos

Minnesota Zoos

The Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley MN

The Minnesota zoo іs а favorite family activity fоr mаnу local families аnd nоw thеrе аrе sеvеrаl nеw exhibits аs well аs а completely remade entrance area. Тhеsе nеw exhibits include penguins аnd Dr. Suess. Тhе Minnesota Zoo іs located іn Apple Valley оn аlmоst 500 acres оf land. Тhіs attraction іs а fun аnd educational destination fоr thе whоlе family аnу time оf year. Open 363 days оf thе year thе zoo hаs indoor exhibits аs well аs outdoor trails.

The Minnesota Zoo is an AZA-accredited zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. When it opened on May 22, 1978[1] it was fairly revolutionary in its exhibit design. The zoo, built in a suburbanizing rural area, had more space to house exhibits and was one of the first zoos to organize its animals by their living environment as opposed to their species. Exhibits are arrayed in six themed areas, including three themed walking trails ranging from one to two miles in length:

  • Medtronic Minnesota Trail, featuring animals native to Minnesota
  • Northern Trail, featuring animals of the north (above the 45th parallel north)
  • Tropics Trail, an indoor walking trail featuring animals from the tropics
  • Discovery Bay, an activity area themed around marine wildlife
  • Russia’s Grizzly Coast, a part-indoor, part-outdoor new multi-million exhibit featuring animals from Russia’s Far East and the Kamchatka Peninsula.
  • Wells Fargo Family Farm, themed around farm animals

9:00 am till 6:00 pm

Admission Prices:
13 – 64 yrs. $19.95
3 – 12 yrs. $13.95
Seniors 65+ $13.95
0 – 2 yrs. Free

For full information visit there website at, mnzoo.org/