Minnesota Zoo
Coupons & Discounts

May 14, 2017 - Mother’s Day. The Minnesota Zoo offers FREE admission for moms both Saturday and Sunday.

September 11, 2016 - Grandparents day.  All grandparents receive FREE admission when they bring their grandchilden. No word yet on 2017.

AAA members can receive a discount on admission when you provide a proper ID.

Local tourist magazines may sometimes have zoo coupons in them.

In the past, the Zoo featured a Military Family week in the first week of July.  All active, retired and civilian military received free admission, and all family members received half off admission.  All food and merchandise was also discounted for military personnel.  Proof of military service is needed.  No word yet on if that will be the case this year.

There is a year-round Military Discount that will save Military Personnel on their admission and their family's admission. Proper ID required.

Grandstay & Crossings and Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport both have a Minnesota Zoo and Hotel Packages that includes your hotel stay as well as tickets to the zoo.

If you are a member of another zoo, you may qualify for discounted or FREE zoo tickets.

Memberships start at $55 and include FREE zoo admission and FREE parking during regular zoo hours, special member events, discount admission to more than 100 zoos throughout the country, discounts for your guests, education classes, camps, overnights, at the zoo store, at the IMAX theatre and more.

Seniors age 65 and up can receive a Minnesota Zoo discount ticket and Zoo and Imax discount.

There are several group rates offered but usually save you about $3 - $4 a ticket.  Reservations are required.

Some companies offer a Corporate Discount Card to their employees.  Check with Human Resourcesat your company.

You can often find Minnesota Zoo deals and promos on the zoo’s official website.

Minnesota Zoo coupons, discounts, deals and specials are usually for a limited time and have an expiration date.


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Minnesota Zoo Information

Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard,
                Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124

Phone: 1-800-366-7811

Website: www.mnzoo.com

Animals: 4,100                        

Size: 500 acres

About Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is home to over 4,100 animals from over 500 different species. Many of the animals that live here are among the rare, threatened or endangered.

This Apple Valley zoo is divided into several areas.  They include: Minnesota Trail, Tropics, Trail, Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Northern Trail, Discovery Bay, Family Farm, Central Plaza, Woodland Adventure and the Bird show.

Discovery Bay is a 218,000 million gallon aquarium that has 6 foot sharks, rays and other marine life.  Guests can touch some of these in an interactive estuary and tide pool.  Other animals you will see here are Atlantic Reef Fishes, seahorse and sea dragons.

Minnesota Zoo Details

The zoo is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Minnesota Zoo hours for the zoo change seasonally.  It opens all days of the year at 9am.  Closings range from 4pm to 6pm.  In general, it closes at 4pm throughout the winter months and spring and fall weekdays.  It stays open until 6pm in the spring through fall months on the weekends and through the week in the summer.

Regular Minnesota Zoo ticket prices are Adults: $18, Children (3-12): $12 and Children 2 and under are FREE.  

Zoo and Imax combo prices are Adults: $25.75, Children (3-12): $18.50 and Children 2 and under are FREE.

Parking is $7 for cars.  Parking is FREE for zoo members during regular zoo hours.

Food and drink can be brought into the zoo.  A picnic area is available outside for visitors.