Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota
13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, Minnesota MN 55| Map |
Connecting people with the natural world, the Minnesota Zoo's mission is to teach others about endangered species and preserving the environment. Over 4,200 animals reside in this zoo, which tries to create natural, ideal habitats for its tenants. Included in the ranks of these species are tigers, multiple monkeys, sloths and black and brown bears. Perfect for all seasons, Discovery Bay and the Tropics Trail, which feature animals from the Caribbean, are warm even during those famously cold Minnesota winters. Families can explore, admire and stop for the occasional photo-op and the Minnesota Zoo.
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The average visit spans about 3-4 hours. Bring binoculars to really admire the animals.
Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, Minnesota MN 55| Map
Phone: 952 432 9000
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 4 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas More Info
Price: Adults(13-64): $18; Children(3-12): $12; Children(0-2): Free; Seniors(65+): $12 More Info
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Huge zoo with lots to see and doFlag review
My family adores the Minnesota Zoo because there is so much to see and do. The indoor exhibits make it a nice attraction during the cold months and the long trails are ideal during the warm months. There are playgrounds with water features for cooling-off (so bring the kids' suit along if you feel inclined). There are plenty of picnic tables for lunch and relaxing. My family's favorite time to visit is in April when the Farm Babies event. You will want your camera for this one (think piglets, chicks and calves). Educational programs are always being offered as our feeding opportunities. Be prepared to spend many hours here.
Tips for Families
Nursing moms: there are several designated private areas just for you!
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