Frequently asked questions

Need a little more information? Take time to read through our most frequently asked questions.

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Our more commonly asked question

When do you open this year?

In 2024 we are open May 11th through Oct 6th everyday

What is the cost?

Adults 13 and up are $19.99 plus tax. Children 2-12 are $15.99 plus tax. Under 24 months old is free.

Are there any additional costs?

Yes, if you want to ride a camel, feed a giraffe, ride the safari train, or feed the parakeets, or feed in the barnyard, costs range from $3.00-$5.00.

Can we bring in our own food?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into Safari North, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact admissions.

What is our address?

We are located at 8493 Hwy 371 Brainerd MN, or exactly 2 miles north of the Welcome Center, or 6 miles south of the Walmart stop light.

What are the Hours?

We open everyday at 9am and close at 6 pm, last ticket sale is at 5pm, however if you wait until 5 pm you will not see everything.

Can we bring in our pets?

Pets are not allowed into Safari North.  Service Dogs are allowed into SOME areas of our park.  Dogs must be kept under TOTAL control during visit.  Per WWW.ADA.GOV:  At a zoo, service animals can be restricted from areas where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated. They cannot be restricted from other areas of the zoo.

Can we bring in our own stroller or wheelchair?


Do we rent wheelchairs or scooters?

No, not at this time.

Are the amusement rides included in the admission price?

No, it is a separate price.

Is there an ATM machine available?

Yes, there is one located in the front entrance admissions.

Are reservations needed?

No, they are not.

How long does it take to visit the zoo?

There is a lot to offer at the zoo, approximately 2-4hrs on average but you can easily spend all day here.

Do you have a picnic area?

Yes, we have a picnic shelter on the grounds.

If your questions were not answered here, please call the main zoo number at 218-454-1662.