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Tropical Beach Party @ Minnesota Zoo


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

February 16 - March 10. It’s all about the sand!  Bring the whole family to a winter get away at the Zoo.  We’ll supply the sandbox, palm trees, exotic animals and more. BYOP (Bring your own pail) or favorite sandbox toy!

Weekend Activities: 

  • Large indoor sandbox – Tropics Plaza and Discovery Bay

  • Family activity – Discovery Bay 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Sea turtle story time – Bee Hive 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

  • Incredible Creatures – Discovery Bay Stadium 10:30 a.m.

  • Tropical Reef Dive Show – Tropics Trail 10:30 a.m.

  • Hawaiian Monk Seal Demo – Discovery Bay Stadium at 12:00 & 2:00 p.m.

  • Sea turtle tote bags (While supplies last)

Zoo admission prices and more info