Freeport, Minnesota

Hemker Park & Zoo

Plan Your Visit

Spend the day here at Hemker Park & Zoo, where we’ve got plenty of room to roam—both for the animals we care for, and for visitors like you. We intentionally designed the park to be as family friendly as possible, making it a fun and memorable place for any day, as well as for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, workplace gatherings, and other celebrations! We are open May 1 – October 31 from 10 am – 6 pm daily, rain or shine.

Ticket Prices

  • Child Ticket
    (2-12 years)
    $18.25
  • Adult Ticket
    $20.25
  • Senior Ticket
    (60+ years)
    $19.25
  • Infant Ticket
    $0.00

Daily Happenings

Every day is an adventure at Hemker Park & Zoo! You’ll not only see a wide variety of animals up close, but you can experience unforgettable encounters, like these:

Schedule & Pricing

  • Budgie Seed Sticks
    $3.00/Stick
    *Mid-May - September
    10:00 - 5:00
  • Giraffe Feeding
    $5:00/Person 11:00, 2:00, 4:00
  • Otter Feeding
    $6:00/Person 12:00, 3:00
  • Rhino Feeding
    $20.00/Person 12:30, 3:30

Meet the Animals

We won't give them all away, but here are just a few of the fantastic animals we care for at Hemker Park & Zoo—including our beloved Tio, the only Rhino in the state of Minnesota!

Camel

Camel

STATUS IN THE WILD
Endangered

DIET
Herbivores

Lynx

Flamingo

STATUS IN THE WILD
Endangered

DIET
Omnivores

Monkey

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon

STATUS IN THE WILD
Declining Populations

DIET
Omnivores

Otters

Otters

STATUS IN THE WILD
Endangered

DIET
Carnivores

Rhino

Rhino

STATUS IN THE WILD
Endangered

DIET
Herbivores

Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

STATUS IN THE WILD
Endangered

DIET
Herbivores

Conservation

Hemker Park & Zoo is home to many animals, and it’s important to us that each and every one feels as close to being in their natural habitat as possible. Beyond that, we are passionate ambassadors for wildlife conservation and preservation. See how you can join us in our mission to keep animals safe in the wild and protect natural homes and habitats for all members of the animal kingdom.