Minnesotans are lucky to have a treasure like the Minnesota Zoo in our own backyard. But many families are not aware of the behind-the-scenes options, special events and places to go to make your zoo excursion a breeze when traveling with kids. Here are a few insider tips.
The Minnesota Zoo landed some international honors this week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented the zoo an award for Significant Achievement in International Conversation for the science-based management of rhino conversation and tourism on Namibia’s communal lands program.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. It’s a weekend of festivals in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Two Asian wild horse foals – a male and female – will make their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday.
Summertime unleashes a wave of events that embrace the spirit and weather of the season. Check out our must-go list of zoo and aquarium events throughout Minnesota this summer.
The Minnesota Zoo is celebrating its very own historic birth. The zoo welcomed the first Malayan tapir calf born in more than 20 years.
Two penguin chicks made their debut today at the Minnesota Zoo. The two African Penguins waddled out into the spotlight for the first time since their births back in March.
The Minnesota Zoo’s collection of forest antelopes just got a little bigger. The zoo announced Tuesday that a male bongo antelope was born June 6 and a female arrived 10 days later.
The new Hawaiian monk seals at the Minnesota Zoo will have to wait. Officials at the zoo in Apple Valley wanted to renovate a million-gallon tank in Discovery Bay to house the seals. The zoo needs another $1 million to finish that work before the seals can move in.
They roamed the earth millions of years ago, now they’re on display at the Minnesota Zoo. But that’s not all that’s happening — families can also get an up close look at Africa.
A long-time Twin Cities concert promoter has died. According to her website, Sue McLean died Friday, after a battle with cancer. McLean’s company was responsible for booking many live music acts, including the Live at the Guthrie Series, the Minnesota Zoo concerts, and the Basilica Block Party.
The Minnesota Zoo is welcoming two bison calves. The zoo is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource to conserve the North American Plains bison. The calves are the first bison calves born at the Apple Valley zoo in 20 years.
Hundreds of students are expected to participate Tuesday in the Minnesota Zoo’s second annual American Sign Language Day.
Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.
The Minnesota Zoo has debuted a new webcam to show off their two recently-hatched male African penguin chicks.
The Minnesota Zoo has announced its line-up for the 2013 Subway Music in the Zoo concert series, which is now entering its 21st season.
The Minnesota Zoo is going to be going through some pretty big changes over the next 15 or 20 years. That’s if all the elements of a Master Plan go into effect.
This Easter weekend, you can take your little ones to see the little ones at the Minnesota Zoo, which debuts this year’s new additions this weekend.
This spring, load up the family and check out one of Minnesota’s best Easter events for kids.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun as Easter approaches on Sunday.
The Minnesota Zoo has apparently gotten over the hump of winter.
The Minnesota Zoo’s first endangered African penguin chick has hatched.
It may seem strange to be thinking about summer camps for the kids right now. But registration for some of the most popular camps has already started, and those openings are filling up fast.
The Minnesota Zoo announced that its infant two-toed sloth — born on Feb. 3 — is slowly making its public debut on the Tropics Trail.
Staycations are a fantastic option for those who wish to stay close to home and save a little money. Below are a few suggestions for staycations from local travel agents.