The monorail provides a bird's-eye-view of hardy, northern hemisphere animals including the exciting new exhibit Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Bactrian camels, musk oxen, moose, and Amur (Siberian) tigers. Each tour is different, taking advantage of animal activity and seasonal changes.
The Minnesota Zoo will retire its monorail ride at the end of the summer. Although the ride has been part of the recreational Zoo experience since 1979, the monorail is an outdated system and is approaching the end of its useful life. We understand that for some guests, the ride was also a way to navigate a portion of the Zoo. We have always provided, and will continue to provide, transportation options to all guests requiring assistance. We sincerely appreciate your support of the monorail through the years. The Zoo will continue to provide monorail rides for guests through September 2, 2013.