Summer in Central Minnesota can officially start now that Pine Grove Zoo is opening the doors. This summer staple in the area was originally set to open on June 15th, per Governor Walz' orders, but has now been given the green light to open early.

The new phase of Stay Safe MN is allowing zoos to open on June 10th.

Outdoor entertainment venues (sporting events, concerts, theaters): Can open at 25 percent capacity on June 10th.

Hours of operation at Pine Grove Zoo:

- June 10 - September 7, 2020 9:00 - 6:00 pm open daily
- September 8 - October 18, 2020 open Thursday - Sunday ~ 9:00 - 4:00 pm (closed Monday - Wednesday).

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Pine Grove Zoo is looking forward to welcoming back guests, and they even have some new furry friends to see this summer with the addition of their new Squirrel Monkeys, Max and Carly.

There is a lot to see and do at this zoo. Some of the other animals they have are

  • River otters (I could spend all day watching those three)
  • Kangaroos
  • Zebras
  • Tigers
  • Wolves
  • Bears
  • Porcupines
  • Bison
  • Free-range peacocks
  • And so much more.

Every animal at Pine Grove Zoo lives there year-round. The focus of Pine Grove is to provide exceptional care for their animals, teach visitors about care and conservation, and create a fun atmosphere to visit. It is one of Minnesota's oldest zoos and makes a great summer family outing. Admission is $8 per person, and kids 2 and under are free. Learn all about the Pine Grove Zoo and plan your trip to Little Falls on their website.