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Toys for Tots Official Drop Off Site. Toy donations will be taken until December 20, 2013 at Timber Lodge Traders.
Military Appreciation Month
December 1 - 31
Free Zoo admission and parking and other discounts for military personnel (active, retired, civilian)*
Members Only Snack with Santa
Enjoy an early morning snack in the “Call of the Wild” restaurant and visit with Santa!
Saturday, December 7 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Sunday, December 8 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Saturday, December 14 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Sunday, December 15 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Saturday, December 21 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Sunday, December 22 – 8:30 & 9:30 am
Seating is limited and will fill quickly.
Celebrate the Holidays with your family at the Zoo
Santa Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21
Snoopy Sundays, December 8, 15 & 22
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
December is a great time to visit the Minnesota Zoo. If you’re looking for that perfect holiday photo, bring your family and camera to the Zoo on Saturday, December 7, 14, and 21 and meet Santa. He’ll be available for photos from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, December 8, 15, and 22, Valleyfair’s costume character “Snoopy” will be at the Zoo from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join us.
Our World Speaker Series - December 19
Conservation Around the World
Speaker: Julie Scardina
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
As an Animal Ambassador for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens, Julie will discuss her personal travels to all seven continents.
Animals, Books, and Children Weekend – January 18-20, 2014
Celebrate reading and wildlife fun with children's activities focusing on animals. Families will make their own animal pop-up books and enjoy a story with a special animal appearance.
Love Tour – February 14, 2014
Our annual Valentine event is the perfect date night. This year’s event will again provide a glimpse into the private lives of a variety of animals. From courtship to breeding, our furry, feathered, and scaly, indulge in exotic romantic rituals. For adults only (ages 21 +) the Love Tour is a one of a kind experience. Online reservations start January 9.
Tropical Beach Party – February 15 -17, 2014
It’s all about the sand! Bring the whole family to our winter get away – the Tropics Trail at the Zoo. We’ll supply the giant indoor sandbox, palm trees, exotic animals and more.
Members Only Pancakes & Penguins
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Visit with the penguins in the morning before the Zoo opens to the public.
Beastly Ball – April 26, 2014
Join us for the 26th Annual Beastly Ball: Round & Round, Up & Down. This exciting gala celebrates the Minnesota Zoo’s NEW Conservation Carousel, opening June 2104!
Summer 2014, Big Bugs!