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Music in the Zoo
Voted the best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, the Weesner Family Amphitheater offers a unique outdoor musical experience and your concert ticket is your admission to the Zoo beginning at 4 pm.
Africa! Members After Hours (registration begins May 7)
May 22: Ages 18+ Only (no children will be admitted)
May 23: All Ages
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come join us for an evening at the Zoo and celebrate the return of Africa! for the summer of 2013.
This Summer at the Minnesota Zoo - May 25 - Sept 2, 2013
The return of two popular exhibits - Africa! and Dinosaurs!...Two Adventures. One Place.
Amazing Animal Adventure!
Fridays – Mondays, May 25 – September 2.
A spectacular puppet show featuring a variety of animal characters from around the Minnesota Zoo
Members Only Pancakes & Penguins
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Visit with the penguins in the morning before the Zoo opens to the public.
AZUL AFRICA! - June 6 (6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.)
Join AZUL, the Zoo’s young professional community for prizes, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres in…AFRICA!
Our World Speaker Series - June 12
Minnesota Forests at the Crossroads: Spruce, Maple, or Savanna?
Speakers: Dr. Lee E. Frelich
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Aveda Butterfly Garden -
June 15 – September 2
Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of North American butterflies at the end of the Tropics Trail.
Military Family Week – July 1 – July 7, 2013
The Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts this week, including free admission for military personnel (active, retired, and civilian) as well as half-priced admission for family members. Plus, food and retail discounts within the Zoo. (Proof of military service is required.)
Brew at the Zoo - August 9, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Online ticket sales begin June 3
Raise your glass to conservation and join us for the fifth annual suds sipping’ safari “Brew at the Zoo”.
Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run - August 24, 2013
Online starting June 7
Lace-up your shoes and make tracks to the Minnesota Zoo. This wild run will start at our Shady Oaks Picnic Pavilion and weave into the Zoo and out around the Northern Trail. Bring the whole family for a brisk morning run and then slow down the pace and enjoy a day at the Zoo. All proceeds from the run will help support the Zoo’s conservation programs.