STAY AT OUR HOTEL TO WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AT THE MINNESOTA ZOO
From the majestic Amur tiger to the always-adorable red panda, the creatures at the Minnesota Zoo have been delighting guests for almost 40 years. Walk around and admire leopards, black bears, camels and other animals at a comfortable pace. If you’re feeling brave, watch one of the zookeepers feed the sharks. Ready for your own meal? Head to one of the zoo’s many restaurants, and then top off your meal with ice cream from Zoolicious.
Spend a day on the farm without leaving the zoo
Learn how food gets from the farm to the table at the Wells Fargo Family Farm, where knowledgeable staff encourage kids to learn about some of their favorite animals. This hands-on section of the zoo features cows, chickens, pigs, rabbits and horses. Kids can discover fun facts about farm animals, including how to care for them.
Top events to catch
Don't miss the animal shows and events that take place regularly, from feedings to educational presentations. Watch the scuba diving staff climb into the fish tanks and swim with the sharks, and see the antics of the zoo’s feathered friends at a bird show. You can also see zookeepers feeding the penguins or milking the cows. Check the zoo’s schedule to learn more about events like parties and live music throughout the year.