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Apple Valley - Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Boulevard

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world., which means we're dedicated to inspiring people to act on behalf of the environment. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational and conservation programs, locally, nationally and internationally.


Chrissi Prom

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Love this zoo! We've had a family membership for a couple of years now and it is one of our favorite outings to go to. Great staff and it is pretty clean! They have good indoor exhibits for winter time, and fantastic outdoor exhibits for summer months! When it's hot, there's a stomp pad for the kiddos to keep cool. Always a joy bringing the kids here!

AJ Stang

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
My daughter loves the zoo, the zoo and exhibits are kept in really good condition. It's fun seeing all the animals. Plenty of warm areas inside in the winter. Getting a yearly membership with a toddler is a great idea. Pays for itself within months, getting the membership also gets you a 10% discount at the store and free parking. If you visit once and like it, you can put your daily pass fee towards a yearly membership too.

Alexi Bryant

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
I've been to a lot of zoos, in and out of state, and this one is still my favorite. The area that the Minnesota Zoo owns is pretty large, so many of the animals have decent sized enclosures. I also like the way the zoo is set up. Very educational and I appreciate the work the Minnesota Zoo does. They have pretty good food too. Concerts are sometimes held here, which is pretty cool. I just wish that they had a reptile room.

Katie Jensen

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MN zoo is a great place to see animals up close. It's nice to know they are also doing conservation work and that many of the animals there were rescued and would have otherwise been unable to survive in the wild. As with any zoo or park, there are always a couple people/kids who tend to be really loud and disrespectful by banging on the glass, etc. There are several designated places to let kids run around and climb here, though, so that helps. The price of one visit is half of an annual membership so it seems like a good idea to purchase a membership if you're going more than once a year. It's also very stroller friendly.

Jesse Pasek

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Always happy to bring the family to the zoo. Bought the annual family pass which was very reasonably priced and included parking. We have gone a few times now this year and have realized that you need to get there early as you won't have time to see all the exhibits before they close if you doing. It is amazing how large of a place it is and there is so much to see. Would recommend to all.

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