13000 Zoo Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-3090
24 Hour Phone Line: (952) 431-9500
Phone: (952) 431-9448
TollFree: (800) 366-7811
Bike Parking: Yes
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We did "Animals After Dark Group ZzzZoo Overnight – Bears". The best part was the behind-the-scenes tour where they prepared and fed treats to the grizzlies. We truly enjoyed that. The rest of the experience didn't really live up to our expectations. It seemed as if nothing had been planned; there was a lot of "I'll see if the guards will unlock this door to let us do X." The biggest disappointment was sleeping "beside the black bear exhibit" (per the zoo's website); what they don't tell you is that at night, the black bears are always locked away where you can't see them. Lame. Last and least (didn't affect my rating), there is such a thing as going too far in the quest for political correctness as it relates to gender. Exhibit A: Reading kids a bedtime story about a woman named Redbeard the Pirate. ?!?!
09/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We came here first, this place is really big and Ashley loved it. Shes a very big animal person and I was glad to be the one to bring her here for the first time. She really loved the burd show and could't wait til we went to the imax. It was a great time to get away with her. I liked the wild horses they had, Beautiful.
11/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe the reviews here, either. There are over 2000 animals, representing 500 species. These people who didn't see animals must be blind or just not sure what an animal looks like. The animals at Como are in small, concrete inclosures, unfit for living. It's cruel. During the winter, they keep the giraffe in a 10 by 10 pen - for months!! That's the reason you don't see African animals at the MN zoo. There, they do what is best for the animal. In other words, they care. And as far as the price is concerned, have you been to Sea World lately? It's like $80 per person!! $12 at the MN zoo is cheaper than most zoos - most decent zoos, that is.
06/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I wouldn't waste the trip or the money! The place was overgrown with weeds and yet they were still spending millions on a new area for new animals to come when they haven't even faced the problems they have NOW! Weeds were overgrown in ALL exhibits! We rarely saw any animals and when we did they didn't look happy in my opinion. It is a poorly run facility. Some of the best zoos I've seen are the San Antonio, St. Louis, and of course the San Diego Zoos. Don't waste your time with this one!
08/18/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I was very disappointed in this zoo. The zoo hardly had any animals. The animals that they do have are farm type of animals. I was hoping to see elephants, zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, hipoos...animals like that. The monorail was cool, it's too bad you have to pay the high entrance fee just to ride this....since you can see everything from up there. The only thing I really liked was the dolphin show.
08/20/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe the reviews here. The MN zoo has alot of different kinds of animals. I have always loved the MN zoo. It is a fun place to walk and enjoy animals. Sometimes the animals don't cooperate and aren't available (ie sleeping) but the only reason I can think someone would be disappointed is if they were too lazy to walk around and see all the different exhibits they have. As far as the cost, zoo's are expensive to maintain! Hello! It's barely more than a movie and much more educational!!