Located within Saint Paul, White Bear Lake Historical Soc is a great place to educate yourself about animals and enjoy a fun day at the zoo.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Fur-Ever Wild is a functioning agricultural farm, but also an outdoor educational center. In the property's enclosures, visitors find fur-bearing, Minnesotan wildlife, such as cougars, wolves, and foxes. Not all the creatures are sharp-toothed ones, either. Guests can also pet and feed the goats, miniature horses, and white-tailed deer.
The four-legged population at Carlson's Llama Farm is a gentle, personable, kid-friendly one. Llamas leisurely live their day-to-day lives on Carlson's Farm, where guests can engage with the camel-relatives that go by the nickname "Camel of the Clouds." A visit to the farm offers a chance to pet llamas and get a feel for their two coats of wool, and visitors can even go on trail hikes and maybe hear the humming that is the llama's primary means of communication.
Don't shy away from the animal exhibitions at Ney Nature Center in Maple Lake!
With food just the way you like it, this aquarium elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this aquarium — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In 1977, Mark and Joan Hemker began with a simple dream: to own a zoo. Starting with just a few waterfowl, they soon amassed a collection of animals from around the world. After Mark passed away in 2006, Joan and their four children took up his mantle, keeping his legacy alive through Hemker Park & Zoo. Today, the family-friendly park introduces visitors of all ages to global wildlife with more than 50
animal species. Residents include giant tortoises, an 8-foot boa constrictor, sleek kangaroos, and inquisitive monkeys and lemurs. There's also a Budgie Buddy House where tiny birds alight on visitors' shoulders and two New Guinea singing dogs who never, ever do autographs. Seasonal events, such as kids' zoo camps and the Close Encounters program, let visitors touch and feed certain animals under the guidance of professional educators for an even more intimate experience.