Why spend all that time and money traveling the world to see all the creatures on our planet, when you can just head to Lake Superior Zoo - where the animals of the world come to you!
Lake Superior Zoo is home to hundreds of native and exotic species, where kids can have amazing animal encounters, learn about these amazing creatures, and see them up close.
Set across 16 acres at the base of Spirit Mountain, it's a WILD day out for all ages!
There are a number of exhibits across the zoo, each showcasing beautiful creatures from different regions. You can explore those native to Minnesota, and those from the other side of the world such as Australia and Africa.
Some roar. Some hiss. Some chirp. And some are silent. But they all have the one thing in common - they LOVE visitors, which is where you come in!
You can come face to face with swamp monkeys, or watch those snapping turtles play. You can see spot the bright and colorful fish and corals in the reef tank.
There are even smaller, scaly friends such as lizards and snakes!
An invaluable lesson for kids at Lake Superior Zoo is why we should look after our animals and our environment, and when they visit creatures such as the snow leopard and the Amur tiger - two of the most endangered creatures on the planet - they are really in for something special.
They can meet those grand African lions, or check out the bouncing kangaroos from down under!
Kids can even enjoy hands on experiences in the Barnyard, where llamas, goats, sheep, prairie dogs and more await!
Are you ready for your WILD day out at Lake Superior Zoo? Let's go!
$5 (Ages 3-12)
They have a train where you can hop on every few minutes for just $2 each way! Kids under 2 years are free! Often run 11am - 4pm during June - Aug, and weekends in spring and fall
It's not just the zoo animals that need to eat! The Safari Cafe has delicious and locally grown food, from hot dogs, to pizza, ice cream and cotton candy!
They have great educational field trip programs, which are age appropriate, and you can choose different length trips too!
Tiger's Paw Gift Shop is THE place to pick up awesome animal-themed souvenirs such as shirts, masks, games, and more!
There is limited wheelchair rentals, but the zoo is accessible if you want to bring your own too!
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You can rent strollers for $4 - $6
10am - 4pm. 5pm close in summer.
Year round (Closed Tues & Wed in winter). Barnyard May to Sept.
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