Skip to main content

The farm babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo with virtual and in-person events

Virtual events are available now, with the in-person experience opening next month.
MNZoo_FarmBabies_Piglet

A sure sign of spring: the Farm Babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo. 

The annual event with piglets, goats, chicks, llamas, and more is taking a hybrid approach this year due to COVID-19. 

Starting Thursday, the virtual Farm Babies event kicks off, with videos, photos, games, zookeeper talks, live webcams of the goat and sheep barn, crafts and more are available on the Apple Valley zoo's website (here). 

People will also have the chance to see all the cuteness in person at the Family Farm starting April 9. Advanced tickets are limited for the event (you can reserve them online here). 

The Minnesota Zoo this year will also work to highlight "forgotten farm babies" — pollinators like butterflies and bees, and discuss their importance to a healthy ecosystem and productive food system. 

The Farm Babies event runs through Sunday, May 16. 

Next Up

hospital, emergency room

Woman found on side of highway after hit-and-run

The 41-year-old was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Jorden Nicole Borders

Charges: Minnesota woman tortured her kids, removed boy's blood

Warning: This story contains upsetting content.

first snow

Will narrow band of 6+ inches of snow hit Twin Cities Tuesday?

The NWS says a band of 6+ inches is looking likely. It's now a matter of where.

ambulance

Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Carlton County.

Nicholas Kraus

Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 2.34.44 PM

Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

crime scene tape - police tape

23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

white Christmas

2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 8.27.12 AM

St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

Screen Shot 2022-11-26 at 7.41.18 AM

Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

ambulance

2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.

Related

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

MNZoo Tapir

Baby tapir born at the Minnesota Zoo will make his debut soon

The zoo has a poll for people to vote for the baby's name.

MNZoo_Nature Illuminated Sea Turtle

MN Zoo's new drive-thru event will feature giant illuminated animal installations

The limited-time winter event will feature nearly 30 illuminated animals, including a 30-foot red panda and an enormous sea turtle.

Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo will reopen July 24 with safety measures in place

The zoo has implemented measures to keep staff, visitors and animals safer during the pandemic.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo getting $6M bailout from state

Gov. Tim Walz had said the zoo may have to move animals or close if it doesn't get financial support.

pumpkins 3

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Minnesota Zoo this fall

The event will feature 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins.

Animal-Zoo-Borysew-Kangaroo-3472263

Minnesota Zoo won't have Kangaroo Crossing this year

There will be no mingling free-roaming kangaroos at the zoo this year.