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Zoos and museums reopening as COVID restrictions loosen

Updated statewide restrictions go into effect Monday.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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

The zoo has been closed since March 14, except for a weeks-long drive-through experience that ended July 12.

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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.

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Minnesota Zoo's drive-through experience is a short but sweet ride

The zoo is launching the drive-thru experience amid the ongoing COVID-19 shutdown.

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Minnesota Zoo launches drive-through to see animals during pandemic

Beastly Boulevard will serve as critical fundraiser for the zoo.

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Facing coronavirus challenges, MN Zoo lays off dozens of workers

Overall, 125 positions will be impacted in some way.

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Minnesota Zoo won't have Kangaroo Crossing this year

It's being replaced by a similar experience featuring llamas instead.

IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo to close this month

The movie theater at the Apple Valley zoo will shut down on Jan. 27.

Where families should go for October Halloween fun

There are dozens of events throughout the Twin Cities, here's the pick of them.

Our 5 favorite #NoImCuter tweets from zoos and aquariums

When zoos and aquariums have a Twitter cute-off war, we all win.

An orphaned puma meets the public at the MN Zoo, and another is on the way

A cat who arrived last fall met the public Friday; a younger one is also earmarked for Minnesota.

An orphaned puma meets the public at the MN Zoo, and another is on the way

A cat who arrived last fall met the public Friday; a younger one is also earmarked for Minnesota.

Music in the Zoo will feature The B-52's, Ben Harper, Herbie Hancock and more

This will be the 25th anniversary season of Music in the Zoo.

Music in the Zoo will feature The B-52's, Ben Harper, Herbie Hancock and more

This will be the 25th anniversary season of Music in the Zoo.

The Minnesota Zoo's oldest Amur tiger died

Molniy was among zookeepers' favorite animals.