Welcome to an elevated experience.

The Treetop Trail is now open daily at the Minnesota Zoo!

During cold-weather months, the Treetop Trail will open, weather permitting, by noon each day to allow for any needed snow removal and winter maintenance. The trail will close 30 minutes prior to the Zoo’s closing time.

Come get a fresh perspective on nature and let it change and inspire the way you experience the world, and your place within it. The 1.25-mile walking path brings guests up to 32 feet above the ground and provides a year-round and accessible journey into nature for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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A natural destination.

The Treetop Trail is a continuous, immersive greenspace bringing guests up to 32 feet into the canopy, offering a breath-taking view of the Zoo and animals below. In addition to creating a sense of awe and wonder, it connects guests with nature and inspires action to save wildlife in Minnesota and around the world.

Our Inspiration

Explore the inspiration and intention behind the groundbreaking of this transformational project.

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What to Expect

Connect with nature and experience the Zoo from a brand-new perspective.

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Join the Journey

We’re building experiences to bring people closer to nature, and to each other.

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Shape the future. Be a part of history.

We’re excited to reimagine the Minnesota Zoo as a natural destination for immersive experiences in nature. Whether as an individual donor or a institutional sponsor, your contributions will help build the Treetop Trail and inspire a renewed focus on the natural world and our role and responsibility within it.

Thank you to our institutional partners.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors.

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