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Zoos in SAINT CLOUD

It’s animal time in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Saint Cloud because this The North Star State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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    (63 miles) Saint Paul

    The attractions located here include the zoo, the conservatory, an amusement park, a carousel, Lake Como, a golf course, a pool and more. The park receives more than 2.5 million visitors annually. ...

  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

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    (66 miles) Bloomington

    Previously Underwater Adventures Aquarium, this fun Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium has over 10,000 sea creatures that the whole family can experience!

  • The Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center

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    (69 miles) West Saint Paul

    With farm animals, birds of prey and a mass of natural local wildlife, they have been teaching and enthralling kids for over forty years. Plus orchard, bee apiary and special events.

  • Minnesota Zoo

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    (72 miles) Apple Valley

    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 ...

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  • Bunker Beach

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    (49 miles) Coon Rapids

    Cool your family off with Bunker Beach's fun waterslides, lazy river, a host of pools, and a play structure!

  • Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

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    (65 miles) Alexandria

    Tons of water fun await you in our huge 38,000 square foot Minnesota indoor waterpark featuring three exhilarating 4-story slides that twist and turn and take you on a journey inside and outside the ...

  • Water Park of America

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    (66 miles) Bloomington

    Located inside the Radisson Hotel Bloomington, near Mall of America and soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline, Water Park of America entertains both the young and young at heart. Surf on ...

  • Wild Mountain Waterpark

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    (71 miles) Taylors Falls

    Voted Best Family fun in the Metro Area! Several Water Rides, Alpine Slides, including a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain & Go-Karts. Green grass, picnic areas & Free Parking make this a ...

  • Cascade Bay

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    (71 miles) Eagan

    Cascade Bay,the largest outdoor Municipal waterpark in the Midwest offers 5 waterslides, zero-depth entry pool, lazy river, full concession stand and a 9-hole miniature golf course! One of the many ...

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

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    (74 miles) Taylors Falls

    Daily Scenic Boat Tours available 7 days a week from May - to Mid October. Dinner Cruises available on Fri & Sat evenings. Picnic Cruises available on Wed evenings. A great family owned and run ...

  • Stearns History Museum

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    (2 miles) St Cloud

    Two floors of exhibits, a family research center, children's playroom, and museum store provide visitors with an entertaining learning experience.

  • Minnesota Fishing Museum and Education Center

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    (31 miles) Little Falls

    The MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of freshwater fishing in Minnesota.

  • Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

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    (47 miles) Onamia

    We are an Indian Museum which educates the public about the history and current times of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe through exhibits, a life sized diorama and a gift shop.

  • Bakken Library and Museum

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    (59 miles) Minneapolis

    The Bakken is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Bell Museum of Natural History

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    (60 miles) Minneapolis

    The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, personable place with big ideas, an historic state treasure, and a landmark ...

  • Weisman Art Museum

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    (61 miles) Minneapolis

    An art filled day for those creative and museum loving families.

  • Runestone Museum

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    (63 miles) Alexandria

    Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country\'s biggest viking, and see ...

  • The Works

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    (66 miles) Bloomington

    Ideal for kids aged 5 - 12, this very fun and hands-on museum features 40 interactive, kid-powered exhibits that highlight mechanisms and simple machines, where they can try, build and play as they ...

  • Minnesota Childrens Museum

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    (67 miles) Saint Paul

    A fun and interactive children's museum which offers a vast range of open ended, hands on experiments and experiences for kids of all ages - learn through playing in Minnesota!

  • Science Museum of Minnesota

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    (67 miles) Saint Paul

    The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art

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    (67 miles) St Paul

    The MMAA was founded as an art school in 1927, when it formally incorporated as The Saint Paul School of Art. Collecting works of art, for instructional purposes, began in the late 1930's. Over time, ...

  • Monticello Community Center

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    (25 miles) Monticello

    Great for active kids and their families, Monticello Community Center has an indoor water park, an indoor play area, climbing wall, and much more all for one entry fee!

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth

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    (52 miles) Plymouth

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis

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    (60 miles) Minneapolis

    Spend the day at one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world...with over 28,000 square feet of climbing surface, up to 60 foot tall climbing walls!

  • Vertical Endeavors St Paul

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    (67 miles) St Paul

    Over 18,200 square feet of climbing surfaces, making Vertical Endeavors one of the largest indoor rock climbing facilities in the world! And its fun!

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