Located just minutes south of Mall of America, the Minnesota Zoo brings education and entertainment to life! Located on nearly 500 rolling, wooded acres, the Zoo is home to penguins, a lush tropical forest and aviary, marine center, boreal forest, tundra, and a family farm. With more than 4,100 animals, you're bound for a new adventure on every visit! The Zoo also has banquet facilities and picnic rentals available. New in 2012 will be Dinosaurs! (summer only) and a new, permanent black bear exhibit (opening in the fall). For more information on the Minnesota Zoo, please visit mnzoo.org.