Visit the Zoo

At the Lake Superior Zoo, there’s no time to hibernate. We’re open year-round.

The zoo in Duluth, MN, is the ideal place to unleash your wild side. Here, you’ll find animals, the zoo train, special tours, a daily calendar of activities and much more.

The Lake Superior Zoo also features picnic tables (yes, you can pack your own picnic!) with a jungle playground and a giant cement snake for a great photo op – all included in zoo admission. And don’t forget to visit the Safari Café to fuel your zoo adventure with a variety of lunch and snack favorites.

View the zoo map to see all that’s in store.

Hours: OPEN DAILY! 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last admission is one hour before closing. But fur roaring out loud, don’t cut it that close! We recommend allotting at least two hours to experience all the zoo offers.

Memorial Day through Labor Day – 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Remainder of Year – 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

*Additionally, November – March we are closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Winter: Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
• Closed at 1 pm Christmas Eve (12/24)
• Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Lake Superior Zoo 2019 Prices

General Admission

Adults (13+): $13
Children (3-12): $6.50
Seniors (62+): $12
Children 2 & under: free
Group rates
Military Discount- Present your current military ID for $1 off admission

We are proud to be one of 2,000 attractions across the United States that offers free admission now until Labor Day to active duty military members and their families (up to 5 family members)! The only thing you will need is your valid military ID.


Single: $4
Double: $6
(tax included)
Limited wheelchair availability

Social Story

This social story, or visual guide, can help families and groups prepare for their visit to the zoo. This may be especially helpful for visitors with autism or sensory sensitivities.

Download Social Story