Minnesota Zoo Brings 21+ Heat With Wild Nights

Minnesota Zoo Wild Nights Event Map

Kicking off in June, the Minnesota Zoo is thrilled to introduce Wild Nights. This adult-only, 21+ summer festival series is a new way to connect with animals, nature, and the community around us. Featuring an exciting selection of live music on three stages, access to your favorite animals, interactive experiences, along with local food, beverage, and artisan vendors, Wild Nights is a unique way for adults to enjoy the Zoo. 

Wild Nights will take place every other Thursday, from June 23 – August 18, from 6 – 10 pm. Each night will have a different musical theme – from funk and hip-hop to bluegrass, jazz, salsa, and more! 

Wild Nights supports the Minnesota Zoo and the Zoo’s dedication to conservation, both here in Minnesota and around the globe. Zoo trails and exhibits will be open until 8 pm during Wild Nights, with one of the Zoo’s local or international conservation projects spotlighted each night. 

 “Wild Nights is an opportunity to bring together the best of the Zoo and local arts community,” says Minnesota Zoo Director John Frawley. “This new series invites adults to connect to conservation and the mission of the Zoo in a unique way that celebrates the diversity of nature, animals, art, and people.” 

 Tickets start at $30 and include complimentary parking and access to the entire Zoo experience. You can secure yours now at mnzoo.org/WildNights. The first night in the series opens with a bang on Thursday, June 23, and delivers a funk, alt-pop, and club music lineup that includes Yam Haus, Kokou Kah & Casual Citizens, DJ Wes Smooth, International Reggae All-Stars, Funktion Junction, and DJ Mark Farina. 

What Are Your Need To Know For Wild Nights At The Minnesota Zoo:

Your ticket to Wild Nights includes general admission to all live music and entertainment, access to the entire Zoo campus including animal trails and exhibits (open until 8 pm), virtual trivia and themed scavenger hunt, access to food and beverage vendors, and local artisans, and free event parking. Food and beverage can be purchased separately.

Each event will feature a unique array of local food vendors and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed throughout the evening. Food and beverage are not included in the cost of your ticket.

Don’t worry animal lovers, all animal trails and exhibits at the Zoo will be open and accessible to guests from 6-8pm.

Ticket prices are as follows: Tickets for Members are $30 and for Non-Members are $40. If you are reading this early, use code “WILD” for $5 bucks off your ticket price!

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My name is Jason Mayhew, and I am the owner of OFF On The Go. When not traveling with the website, I own my own marketing and PR company, J Mayhew Marketing. I have the best job where I get to travel the world and showcase the most amazing and unique experiences!