Exploring the Wonders of Hemker Park & Zoo: A New Season Begins

Exploring the Wonders of Hemker Park & Zoo: A New Season Begins

As the gates open for a new season, Hemker Park & Zoo welcomes visitors to a world of discovery and adventure. Nestled in the heart of Minnesota, this family-owned zoo has been a beacon of wildlife conservation and education since its inception in 1977. This year, the zoo continues its legacy with the introduction of several new exhibits that promise to enchant and educate guests of all ages.

Visitors can look forward to marveling at the majestic Stellar Sea Eagle, wandering through the vibrant Flamingo habitat, and getting a glimpse into the secretive world of the Pallas Cat. The North American River Otters and the playful Gibbons are also set to be crowd-pleasers, offering unique insights into the lives of these fascinating creatures.

The zoo’s commitment to conservation is evident in every aspect of its operation, from the careful design of the animal habitats to the educational programs that highlight the importance of each species within our ecosystem. With over 200 animals representing more than 50 species from around the globe, Hemker Park & Zoo provides an immersive experience that goes beyond mere observation.

For those seeking a more interactive experience, the zoo offers unforgettable encounters such as giraffe and rhino feedings, allowing guests to connect with these magnificent animals in a personal and memorable way. The zoo’s dedication to providing a family-friendly environment makes it an ideal destination for a day trip or a special event.

As the season unfolds, Hemker Park & Zoo invites everyone to embrace the joy of learning and the thrill of the wild. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning friend, there’s always something new to discover at this cherished Minnesota landmark.

A Legacy of Love

Founded by Mark & Joan Hemker, the zoo has become a labor of love to honor Mark’s legacy since his passing 2006.