I received tickets in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I have a 5 and 6 year old, and nanny for a 1 and 4 year old. Sometimes, the winter days get looooong. Sure, we put on all of our tundra proof gear to play outside in the snow, but that only lasts for so long. Then we’re back inside. They’re bored, and I’m anxious. So, getting out of the house is very important to knock out the winter blues. One of the best winter destinations in the Twin Cities Area is one you may not have guessed… the Zoo!! And I am so excited to tell you about an awesome special the Minnesota Zoo has going on right now!
Take the Family to the Tropics for 3 months for just $69
Enjoy unlimited visits to the Minnesota Zoo with your entire family through March 31, 2015 – and park for free – for just $69. That’s like getting 3 months access to the Zoo for the cost of one day of full admission for a family of four!
Minnesota Zoo is your year-round destination for inspiring encounters with the natural world. Located just south of Mall of America in Apple Valley, the Minnesota Zoo’s 485-acre campus features more than 4,700 animals, three and a half miles of outdoor trails, and the largest indoor, interconnected zoo exhibit areas in the country.
How awesome is that? I am FOR SURE in. How about you?
Visit mnzoo.org/winterpassport2 to help beat the winter blues at a great price!
Four great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination:
- It’s 80 degrees and humid every day
Winter may be the BEST time of year to visit the Minnesota Zoo. The Tropics Trail offers a warm, lush getaway to rival any polar vortex, and it’s a hotspot for smart fun. While the playful lemurs, inquisitive gibbons and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals waiting to be discovered at each turn, the Tropics Trail also showcases several of the world’s biodiversity “hotspots”—areas especially rich in species found nowhere else that are also at extreme risk of destruction.
- It’s a great place to walk off the wiggles (or jiggles)
Whether you like a speedy jaunt or a meandering stroll, the Minnesota Zoo is a great place to get moving all year round, especially during mornings when many animals are at their most active. Kids can let off steam running through the largest indoor, interconnected zoo exhibit areas in the country as their grownups get a jump start on their New Year’s fitness resolutions (bring a step counter!). The cold hardy who opt to explore the Zoo’s three and a half miles of outdoor trails are often rewarded with the most striking sightings of Amur tigers, woodland caribou and moose.
- Every day is a new adventure
From penguin and shark feedings and tropical reef dive shows to Close Encounters, the Wings Financial World of Birds Show, IMAX movies, each day at the Minnesota Zoo offers endless variety to beat the winter doldrums. Visit mnzoo.org to find a daily schedule, admission information, hours and menus for the array of on-site dining options, and much more.
- Your visit helps save wildlife
Beyond being the perfect recreation destination for all seasons, the Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. By visiting the Zoo, you are contributing to our efforts to save animals big and small. From endangered native butterflies to the exotic black rhino, animals with local and global roots benefit from a percentage of the cost of your admission. Learn more about our conservation efforts at the Zoo, in Minnesota, and around the world.
*Stay tuned for another post about our winter visit to the Minnesota Zoo!!