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.
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.
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.