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Tropical Beach Party

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Minnesota Zoo

Shovel sand and not snow!  The Minnesota Zoo invites you to our annual Tropical Beach Party. From a tropical trail teeming with wildlife to an underwater world and two large indoor sandboxes, it’s the perfect cure for cabin fever.
Members Bring a Friend for Half Price!
Tropical Beach Party is home to Minnesota’s largest indoor sandboxes, using a total of 34 tons of sand to fill both sandboxes. Located on our Tropics Trail and in Discovery Bay, both sandboxes will provide family fun for everyone. Bring your pail or favorite sandbox toy for maximum beach fun!
Weekend Activities: 
Large indoor sandbox – Tropics Plaza and Discovery Bay

Family activity – Discovery Bay 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sea turtle story time – Bee Hive 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Incredible Creatures – Discovery Bay Stadium 10:30 a.m.

Tropical Reef Dive Show – Tropics Trail 10:30 a.m.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Demo – Discovery Bay Stadium at 12:00 & 2:00 p.m.

  • Family Friendly
  • Winter