2024 Season dates

Opening date is May 11th, 2024. Watch our Facebook page for further updates as this may change again. Our season runs through October 6th, 2024. Hours are 9:00 am - 6:00 pm daily with last entry at 5 pm. Start planning your trip to enjoy our new exhibits and activities.

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School field trip registrations

We look forward to helping you educate your classroom. It's easy for school classrooms to register for a trip to visit the Safari North Zoo, just click "Register Trip".

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If you have any questions that can't be answered with the information on this website please call the number below.

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special Events Summer 2024

Baby animal weekend
June 15 - 16, 2024

Shop Local Saturday

Date to be announced

This event invites area crafters and small businesses to participate in a one day event located inside the zoo! This event promotes shopping small and supporting area businesses! Not a vendor? Come see what's here and shop around all day! Check back often to seen when this summer event will be.

(Regular admission rates apply) #ShopLocal-
TO APPLY TO BE A VENDOR: Please call Cheyanne at 507-822-4747 or email cheyanne.snwp@gmail.com

Junior Zookeeper Day And Enrichment Workshop EVENT

Date to be announced

During this summer event we invite children to dress up as a zookeeper. Children dressed up in their best zookeeper outfit will be given a treat from the gift shop or snack shack!
Details: Regular admission rates apply. Live Music "Meet the Keeper" talks (Stay tuned for times). Animal Enrichment Workshop! All children are invited to participate in creating their very own enrichment for animals at the zoo! Families may bring their own items to be approved to create enrichment items, and Safari North will supply items as well! Check back often to seen when this summer event will be.

No reservations are needed to visit the zoo.
Family trip to Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd MN

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No matter how old you are come and experience our world's wildlife that will educate and make lasting memories with family and friends.

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School visits to Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd, MN

group visits

Bring your group or organization to explore and learn about amazing and incredible animal species that our world has to offer.

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Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd, MN

what to do

Safari North offers more than just view animals of the world. There are other activities that youth and adults can participate in.

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why visit safari north Wildlife Park

a great way for you and your family or group to learn more about the animals on our planet

Safari Wildlife Park's mission is to promote life-long learning in all of us by enriching our minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare our visitors for our conservation future.

Our goal is to provide positive experiences that last a lifetime with every visit no matter how old you are. Come see why generations of families remember us when they visit Brainerd, MN and make a few lasting memories of your own.

Why visit Safari North?

We offer an up close and personal experience where each year our guests marvel at wild wonders as they play, laugh, and learn.

more than just a zoo

Safari North is a family friendly wildlife park were you can feed a giraffe or ride a camel and see animals from around the world!

What our visitors say

Talk to friends, read our reviews, or watch videos done by our visitors on why to visit Safari North.

safari north in the news

safari north is a great Minnesota family outing

Kare 11 News

Our visit with Kare11 News on May 18, 2019.

WCCO - CBS Minnesota

New attractions added to Safari North in 2021.

Lakeland PBS

New attractions added to Safari North in 2021.

what's new at the zoo

Every year we try to bring new exhibits and experiences to our visitors

the train is ready for passengers!

Safari North Train

This is a new 10 acre safari where guest will see lions, hyenas, monkeys, zebras, wildebeest, scimitar oryx, kudu, nilgai, ostrich, emu, rhea, and more.

Ride our locomotive train through our new 10 acre Expedition Safari.

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amusement ride area

We have an amusement ride area which offers rides for all ages. They also serve food like Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Oreos and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

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Safari North Cheetah

At this time we have 3 cheetahs. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. We are one of the very few zoos in the mid west to have cheetahs on exhibit.

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some of the animals at safari north

Every year we try to bring new exhibits and experiences to our visitors
Safari North Mammals
Safari North Otters
Safari North Kids and Giraffe
Safari North Ring-Tailed Lemur
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What visitors Say?

If you have not been here before you don’t know what you are missing. The staff, exhibits and hospitality are FANTASTIC! You get the opportunity to get up close and personnel with the animals. From feeding the giraffe’s, hanging out in the bird enclosure and mining for jewels in the sluice box there’s truly something for all ages!! Thanks for an amazing afternoon!!!

Garrett Freeman

Great to have a zoo around the area. That stands out. with how nice they are to their animals and the variety of animals. I am a big fan of this place lot better than driving really far to go to a mediocre Zoo when there is an awesome one right in town.

Brent Shepard

First time here and it was amazing! The animals are all beautiful,fat and healthy. The enclosures are beautiful and they bring you right up close to animals. It’s took us 3 hours to walk through and it flew by! Beautiful landscaping, clean and spacious. Seen animals I have never heard of before. Highly recommend!

Julie Gower

I went to Safari North for the first time today with family and friends ranged in age from 13 to 67. All of us had a great time. I was especially pleased that all the animals looked healthy and all the habitats were clean. Very nice place.

Patricia Carol Carlson