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: $10.75 plus tax
Seniors (60+): $9.75 plus tax
Children (ages 2-12): $8.75 plus tax
Infants (0-23 months): Free
We do not give a discount, rain checks or refund due to inclement weather (e.g. rain, storms or snow).
For information about group and school visits, phone (320) 836-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
- From I-94, take exit 140.
- Turn toward Freeport town centre and follow County Road 11 north for a half mile.
- Turn right on County Road 39 and follow it for another half mile.
- The zoo is on the right side (southern side) of CR-39.