Accessibility and Special Needs
The Minnesota Zoo is committed to making the Zoo accessible to everyone.
Buildings and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Both standard and extended size wheelchairs are available on a first come basis. Although there is no rental fee, both a driver's license and a credit card imprint are held as a deposit.
Both single and double strollers are available for rent at each entrance. The cost is $5 per day for a single stroller and $8 per day for a double stroller.
Motorized Single Rider Carts
We have a limited supply of single rider carts, available on a first-come basis. The rental fee is $10 per hour and both a driver’s license and credit card imprint are held as a deposit.
The Minnesota Zoo’s TTY number is 1-800-627-3528.
We welcome Guests that choose to bring their trained service animal into the Zoo. Working dogs (guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities) or working dogs in training are permitted at the Zoo. Pets are not allowed. The service animal must be properly identified, inoculated, and leashed.
Sign Language Interpreters.
With two week’s notice, school groups may call 952-431-9218 and individuals or family groups may call 952-431-9218 to arrange for a sign language interpreter.
A total of 46 designated parking spaces are available in the first row of each of the four parking areas. Parking fees are $7 for cars, $10 for buses and $15 for motor coaches. There is also a drop-off area close to both the South Entrance and the East Entrance.
Accessible Family Restrooms are located at the Wells Fargo Family Farm, The Target® Learning Center, the Central Plaza by the Splash Pad and if you are taking a class – in the Cargill Education Event Center.