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New Additions To The Hemker Park & Zoo [VIDEO]

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Marcus stopped by this week from The Hemker Park & Zoo to share with us some exciting news! If you’ve watched the video above you already know. A beautiful Red Panda will be joining the animal staff. AND…you’ll be able to meet the Red Panda on opening day, Monday, May 1st!  The zoo is open 7 days a week from 10 am until 6 pm.

Be one of the first people to meet this beautiful Red Panda and welcome him to Minnesota!  The Hemker Park & Zoo brings you animals that you won’t be able to find at any other zoo. We are so lucky to have them so close to us. The Red Panda is not the only addition this year. You’ll also be meeting other new stars this year, including amazing Meerkats, and beautiful Flamingo’s that have been added.

Hemker Park & Zoo/Facebook
Hemker Park & Zoo/Facebook


Zoo Camps are back, and you are encouraged to sign up today. Camps are half-day sessions with extended care sessions available.

  • Ages 5-8 are in the morning session (9:30-11:30)
  • Ages 9-12 are in the afternoon session (1:30-3:30)

Each day they will talk about different animals found throughout the world and discuss their habitat, diet, and conservation, and will have lots of hands on activities.

Zoo Camp fee is $118.00+ tax for weekly sessions , which include Zoo Camp T-Shirts, Daily Snack and Beverage.

If you are signing up for a camp you’ll also need to download forms, fill them out, and bring them to the camp.  Click HERE NOW to download the forms and sign up today.

Hemker Park & Zoo camps focus on expanding each child’s appreciation for the natural world while working with a professional educator and zookeepers, going behind-the-scenes and meeting animals up close and personal!


*Extended Care: For your convenience we offer extended care for our summer camps; Morning Session aftercare is from: 11:30am-12:30pm and Afternoon Session Aftercare is from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Children are supervised with various activities available. Fees are $28 for four-day zoo camp sessions, or $7.00/day.​ Pre-registration is required for extended care by calling us at 320-836-2426 or email us at
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