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We stopped at both the Zoo and the Conservatory in September. The Zoo is undergoing renovations but was still enjoyable. The Art exhibits from items (garbage) washed ashore were beautiful and thought provoking. The Conservatory was gorgeous, particularly the Japanese Gardens and water gardens.
The conservatory is the most beautiful enchanting escape in Minnesota. In the middle of winter you can go inside and you will instantly feel like you escaped to somewhere in the tropics or rainforest.
The seasonal planting’s are a delight. Go!
There is clearly a lot of love for this place and it was very busy the day we went, with a host of volunteer docents who were eager to share their passions.
It was lovely to walk through the glasshouses and forget the drizzle outside...More
One of the last free Zoos in the U.S. where even the parking is free. Animals appeared well cared for, staff were helpful and friendly, and he zoo provided education on the animals as well as conservation. The food was good at the Zoo restaurant....More
We missed the carousel (and it is free on 3rd Monday of the month maybe just for seniors?) and the zoo portions but we had a great time in the conservatory. Step bro could not get enough of the quarter roller machine and I couldn't...More
What a great zoo! It is AZA accredited “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums". You can see why, because the animals have spacious, clean habitats and many of them had toys and items...More