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Family Overnight - Farm After Dark @ Minnesota Zoo

  • Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN, 55124 United States (map)

The Wells Fargo Family Farm is exciting any time of day, from star-studded evenings under the apple trees to busy early mornings. Take a trip to a simpler life, in this program filled with animal experiences, hands-on farm activities, and a campfire under the stars. Learn all about cows, goats, horses, and more from one of our farm keepers, take a ride on our tram, explore the grain elevator, watch an early morning cow milking, and even help with the morning chores! Roasting marshmallows over the fire and family games round out this amazing experience.

Overnights start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 a.m. the following morning. After the conclusion of the program all participants are invited to enjoy the rest of the day at the Minnesota Zoo. We need a minimum number of people for the overnight to take place. Other dates are 6-8 and 8-17.

Ages: This event is open to people ages five and older. A minimum of one adult and one child is required.

$49 per person for Zoo members
$59 per person for non-members

Cost includes all activities, evening snack* (a slice of pizza and juice), breakfast and a T-shirt.

*If you have any dietary restrictions (example: gluten free pizza, etc.), please email to let us know a minimum of 1 week prior to your program so we can accommodate your needs.

To request a specific disability accommodation, please contact the Minnesota Zoo at least two weeks prior to your program at 952-431-9364 (voice), 1-800-627-3529 (TTY), or More information can be found on our Accessibility page.

Where do we sleep?: You’ll camp out in tents! (Conditions permitting – indoor sleeping option also available.) Foam sleeping mats and tents are provided. You can choose to bring your own sleeping mats or tents as well, if you prefer.

Register HERE.