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.


Tim Spangrud

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

The baby tiger was ADORABLE! Also, the baby cougar played with us through the glass. The zoo is interesting year round. The animals are varied and obviously well cared for. The staff and volunteers are very friendly. My wife and I are members. We go 3 or 4 times a year, and we are never disappointed.

Mario Garcia

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

Great place to take the kids! They have all sorts of close Zoo Encounters daily. If you spend a few minutes with the animals your day will go by fast without you noticing the time go by. Food is expensive there, but they allow you to bring in your own food. Great for those who have little kiddos who are always snacking. Just pack a bag and a stroller. Really recommend a stroller. The little ones will get tired. Lots of walking but well worth it :)

laura anderson

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Really nice zoo. Lots of healthy, happy animals to see. Family friendly with lots of changing tables and areas to park strollers while looking at each exhibit. A little expensive, but the season pass is well worth it, imo. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers are easy to find. Food is silly, unhealthy, and not toddler-friendly. But they don’t mind we bring our own lunch/snacks/beverages. They have a nice little cafeteria and plenty of sitting areas to have some munchies.

Kelsey Wotzka

Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

I've loved the Minnesota Zoo forever. They do a great job with their conservation and reintroduction programs, and they excel at making the guests care about the animals and what happens to them in the wild. The exhibits are beautiful. This zoo should really be a poster child for how zoos can be run responsibly and be beneficial to the animals in the long run.

Jonathon Schmeckel

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Really a great zoo. Knowing the Milwaukee County Zoo well, I had high standards for zoos. This is really a beautiful place. Well spread out, lots of space. Good selection of animals. A little pricey, but worth it. Would definitely return here and recommend it to others.