Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo

Kangaroo Crossing at the MN Zoo | Into the Outback

Last updated on June 12th, 2018

The Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo it the latest exhibit at the zoo. It is an immersive exhibit like no other. Taking you on a walk through the Australian Outback. With no real barrier between you and the Kangaroos. There is nothing more than a stick on the ground to remind you of your boundaries.

There is no barrier between you and the wildlife at the Kangaroo Crossing

Kangaroo Crossing 

Before entering, you will get a quick review of the rules. Stay on the left side of the path. No food or drinks. Strollers parked off to the side. Don’t pet any of the Kangaroos even if they come up to you. And don’t antagonize them or try and get their attention. Doing so will only stress them out. These rules set you up for the possibility of getting up close and personal with some wildlife.

The exhibit features 18 Kangaroos, 18 Wallabies, a dozen joeys (baby kangaroos) and a few emus. If you are lucky, while you are there, you may get to see some kangaroos boxing. We found them doing this on our visit up on the hill. Up until now, I had thought it was just a myth. The kangaroos are most active during the morning hours or around dusk. Otherwise, most are friendly enough to just strike a pose while you are there.

Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo

Kangaroo Crossing at the Minnesota Zoo

Kangaroos just lying around

Don’t worry, he’s just layout around!

Limited Time Only

The Kangaroo Crossing is part of your zoo admission. The exhibit will only be around through Labor Day. After that, we aren’t quite sure. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on it this summer. If you miss them, don’t worry, find out why I love going to the Zoo in the Fall Too!

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  • Reply Alica June 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Wow, how cool! I got nervous for a second there when I saw that other kangaroo laying down lol!

    • Reply Jenn June 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Me too, but he was wiggling around!

  • Reply Thrifty Campers July 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome to be able to see kangaroos up close. Their so adorable!

    • Reply Jenn July 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      It’s amazing to be that up close. My husband took the kids a few weeks ago and a kangaroo was laying on the walking path. He couldn’t believe it!

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