Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, MN, which is just south of both Minneapolis and St Paul. There are over 4,000 individual animals and 542 species at the zoo. It’s the largest environmental learning center in the state and is known for cutting edge exhibits like the Wells Fargo Family Farm, The Medtronic Minnesota Trail, and Russia’s Grizzly Coast are all award winning state of the art exhibits. When you make plans to visit the zoo, check out these tips for saving money on your total admission costs at the Minnesota Zoo. Below that you will find the latest known coupons for the Minnesota Zoo as well which should help to save you even more money off the cost of your admission.

Discounts & Minnesota Zoo Coupons

  1. Get the Big Ticket vacation package from the Mall of America and you’ll save 30% on your admission to the top five attractions in the Twin Cities including the Minnesota Zoo.
  2. Check out Meet Minneapolis for coupons. At last check they were offering $2 off adult tickets and $1 off kids and seniors tickets to the Minnesota Zoo.
  3. Stop by the Twin Cities Tourism Attractions Association for coupons good for $2 off adults and $1 off kids and seniors admission to the Minnesota Zoo.
  4. Get the Zoo / IMAX combo ticket. You end up saving about $3 per person on an IMAX movie ticket.
  5. If you are a member of an AZA zoo or aquarium, show your membership ID and receive 50% off your Minnesota Zoo ticket.
  6. If you are a student or faculty member of the University of Minnesota, show your ID for $1.50 your Minnesota Zoo ticket.
  7. If you are a member of the Minnesota School Employees Association, show your ID for 20% off your admission to the Minnesota Zoo.
  8. If you are in the military, show your military ID and save $2 per adult and $1 per child.
  9. Book a stay in Eagan and get 2 free Minnesota Zoo tickets and a Mall of America coupon book worth $42 for free. Just contact the Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.
  10. If you are a AAA member, show your membership ID for an additional discount. At last check it was a $2 off discount.
  11. If you are a member of a credit union in the state of Minnesota, check to see if they offer any discounts on admission to the Minnesota Zoo. The South Metro Federal Credit Union and Minnesota School Employees Association both offer discounts if you purchase your tickets through them. At last check you can save 20% off general admission.

Twin Cities Vacation Packages

Check with the local hotels in the Minneapolis and St Paul area for packages that include free admission or Minnesota Zoo coupons for discount admission. The Best Western, Days Inn, and Spring Hill are just some of the hotels offering Minnesota Zoo vacation packages. Another great place to check is the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau. They offer some really nice deals with discounted hotel rooms and tickets to the Minnesota Zoo.

Additional Information

The zoo is open 9 am to 6 pm through the summer months and early fall. The rest of the year the Minnesota Zoo closes at 4 pm. Kids 2 and under get in free. Parking is an additional $5 for cars. Group discounts are also available for groups of 20 or more people.


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