Q. Is there food available at the zoo? Can I bring my own?
A. There is food available at the Cougar Café located inside the Zoo grounds and is open from 11:00-3:00 each day Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are beverage vending machines located at a couple locations on zoo grounds. No outside food is allowed inside zoo grounds. Beverages are allowed in the zoo, but no straws and no glass containers. If you have your own lunch, visitors are allowed to picnic in the park located next to the Zoo.
Q. Can I bring my pet to the zoo?
A. Pets, except service animals, are not allowed on zoo grounds.
Q. What is your smoking policy?
A. The Pine Grove Zoo is a non-smoking facility. Smoking and chewing, including electronic cigarettes, are NOT allowed.
Q. When are the best times to see the animals?
A. It depends on the animals. The Sulcata Tortoises are available each day unless it is too cool or wet. Larger animals are generally on exhibit during the open hours and tend to be more active when it is cooler temperatures, and are typically most active during the morning and later afternoon hours. Animals may be taken off exhibit without notice.
Q. Can I get in-and-out privileges at the zoo?
A. Yes. When paying your admission, you receive a hand stamp. Your admission is valid for that day only. Zoo members may visit the zoo as often as they like, while their membership is current.
Q. Are bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and toys allowed in the zoo?
A. Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and toys are NOT permitted into the Zoo. There is a bike rack available to park a bike near the admissions building.
Q. Can I take pictures at the zoo?
A. You are most welcome to take photos and video at the zoo. Flash photography is ok. For the protection of our animals, selfie sticks are NOT allowed. Commercial photography is permitted only with prior permission from the zoo director.
Q. Is there a lost and found?
A. If you have lost anything, please contact the zoo’s main office at 320-616-5595. Any items you may find while in the zoo, please leave with a staff member in the admissions building.