Minnesota Zoo
Member News
April 17, 2014


Enjoy the Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo!
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring! There's nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies! Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Dakota Electric.

*Tram rides from the Grain Elevator to the Farm run Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays during the event!

*Bunnies & chicks−located indoors near the snow monkey exhibit.

*Kids' craft activities
April 18 & 19:
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

*Face painting April 18 & 19:
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

*"Peter Rabbit" Costume Character April 19:
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

*Animal Egg Enrichment
April 19 & 20: various exhibits

*Oink Booth April 26 & 27

Coloring Contest
It's the annual Farm Babies coloring contest! The winning entry will receive a Minnesota Zoo family membership/renewal. Entries accepted through April 30.
Click here for the picture.

Minnesota AAZK Art Fair
Wells Fargo Family Farm
Shop artwork, pottery, jewelry, knitted items, art made by animals, and more!
April 22-24: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; April 26: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the professional development of Minnesota Zookeepers by sending them to conferences and workshops.

Can't Miss Events!

Monday, April 21: IMAX Family Night
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for Lemurs: Madagascar 3D at the Great Clips IMAX Theatre.  Tickets are only $5 (available at the box office!) Ebert & Gerbert's of Apple Valley, Pepsi® & Sam's Club drinks served at 5:30 p.m., while supplies last.

Wednesday, April 30: Our World Speaker Series
Minnesota Zoo's Target® Learning Center, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Free Registration
Randall Hyman takes his audience exploring glaciers, sitting astride icebergs, peering down seal holes in the frozen Arctic Ocean, and edging along sheer cliffs. He will share the stories, photos, and videos about climate change and its effect on the region he collected while traveling the Norwegian Arctic last year.

Sunday, May 4: May the Fourth Be With You
The Close Encounters Team will present a Star Wars inspired program at 1 p.m. in the Target® Learning Center.

Saturday, May 10: AZUL Wild Night

It's the 3rd annual Wild Night sponsored by AZUL in
downtown Minneapolis. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, unique and exotic auction items, and Zoomobile animals as you mix and mingle!

May 8: Fish Bites
The Twin Cities' top chefs prepare delicious and sustainable gourmet ocean and freshwater dishes at the Minnesota Zoo! More information and registration.

May 10 & 11: Macy's Mothers Day Weekend
More information.

May 24-26: Big Bugs! Opening Weekend
Members Only Event Big Bugs! registration opens on May 6 at mnzoo.org.



Zoo Hours April
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Open Easter Sunday!

Zoo Hours May 1-23
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat-Sun)

Zoo Hours May 24-Sept 1
9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Seasonal Announcements

The Wells Fargo Family Farm is open daily!

Member lanes will be open at all three entrances during Farm Babies. Please have membership cards & photo ID(s) available.

Woodland Adventure will open on Friday, April 18 (weather dependent.)

Discovery Bay and Bee Hive will be closed on Saturday, April 26 in preparation Beastly Ball–the Zoo's largest fundraising event.

Wings Financial World of Birds Show
Shows indoors at the Target Learning Center® through April 20. Show schedule
Birds are off April 21-May 23 to train for the outdoor shows.

Members Appreciation
Subway® Music in the Zoo Member Pre-Sale
Wednesday, April 23
10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Etix.com only)

Education Class Discounts!

Toddler Time: Big Beaks and Wide Wingspans

Farmyard Slumber Family Overnight

Zoo Camp Summer 2014

Birthday Parties are WILD!
Consider the Zoo for your child's next birthday event−members receive a $25 discount on package prices.

The Beastly Ball Online Auction is LIVE! Bid Now!There are lots of great items including dining certificates, travel experiences, tickets to sporting events, and entertainment options to choose from, and all proceeds support the conservation and education programs at the Minnesota Zoo! The auction will close Sunday, May 4 at 8 p.m.

Toyota Prius Raffle
The Twin Cities Toyota Dealers have generously donated a 2014 Toyota Prius for the Zoo's annual raffle. Pick up your $20 raffle tickets at Guest Services, or call Megan at 952.431.9310 to purchase them over the phone.

Farm to Fork Needs Your Help!
We're on a quest to grow a healthier community and need your support! The Zoo's Farm to Fork program at the Wells Fargo Family Farm has an opportunity to receive a grant to help teach young people about where their food comes from. Visit Seeds of Change to vote for the Minnesota Zoo through April 21.