Plan Your Visit

At Hemker Park & Zoo, the animals are only half the fun.

We've designed the park to be as family friendly as possible, making it a great place for informal picnics, birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, workplace gatherings, and other celebrations. You can bring a packed lunch or take advantage of food and drinks available on site. There are shaded picnic tables as well as a huge undercover eating area, suitable for small and large groups alike. Toilet facilities are provided.

Families can pose for a picture at one of the zoo's many colorful face boards, and the gift shop is stocked with mementos so everyone can go home with a souvenir by which to remember their visit. The giant play set is a big favorite with kids, while the large grassed areas also give energetic youngsters plenty of space in which to be active.


10am-6pm every day (May 1-Oct 31)


Adults: $12.00 + Tax
Seniors (60+): $11.00 + tax
Children (ages 2-12): $10.00 + tax
Infants (0-23 months): Free

Weather Policy

We do not give a discount, rain checks or refund due to inclement weather (e.g. rain, storms or snow).

Purchase Tickets

For information about group and school visits, phone (320) 836-2426 or email

Season Passes

Includes unlimited daytime admission, 10% off gift shop items, quarterly Zoo Tracks newsletter and invitation to an exlusive members only breakfast to be held on August 21, 2016 at 9am-11am.

Single Pass (up to 1 adult & 1 child): $120
Family Pass (up to 2 adults & 2 children): $155 (Best Value)
Grandparent Pass (up to 2 adults & 4 children): $200

Purchase Season Passes

Getting Here

Hemker Park & Zoo is located just off Interstate 94, only 90 minutes northwest of Minneapolis, and 40 minutes northwest of St. Cloud, and 35 minutes from Alexandria, MN.

Driving directions in Freeport

  1. From I-94, take exit 140.
  2. Turn toward Freeport town centre and follow County Road 11 north for a half mile.
  3. Turn right on County Road 39 and follow it for another half mile.
  4. The zoo is on the right side (southern side) of CR-39.