Take a journey into Sustainable Safari®! Located at the Maplewood Mall, we have 200+ animals to feed and interact with. Book a private tour!

What is there to do at Sustainable Safari®?

STEP 1: Start Your Safari!

$15.50 | Child: $15.50
Ages 4 and under are free.

Monday–Saturday: 11 am–7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm–6 pm

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No reservations are required for general admission. Purchase tickets at the door.

ticket-icon Included with Admission:

  • Guests can view and interact with most animal species with general admission.
  • Tickets include ALL-DAY admission. We will stamp your hand for easy re-entry!

Extras to do at Sustainable Safari®!

STEP 2: Animal Encounters

Available Animal Encounters

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For all Experiences and Feedings that bring you into the animal’s exhibit, closed shoes are required. (No open-toed shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or crocs.)

Seeking fun for the whole family?

Man and woman feeding a capybara by hand
Capybara Experience – Available in The Happy Capy and Safari Bob’s Choice Pouch Packages

STEP 3: Pouch Packages

Explore the Safari at your own pace with multiple “Extras” or Animal Encounter Tokens for the whole family!

$25-$130 (+Admission) Per person. (Ages 5+)

No reservations are required. Purchase Pouch Packages with admission.

Do you want a private tour of the Safari?

STEP 4: Guided Safari Tour

Do you want the whole Safari experience? Spend 90 minutes behind the scenes of the Safari with a professional Safari Guide! Specialized feedings, encounters, holdings, and exclusives.

$180 (+Admission) Per person

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For all Experiences and Feedings that bring you into the animal’s exhibit, closed shoes are required. (No open-toed shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or crocs.)

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No reservations are required for general admission.
Purchase your tickets at the door.

Safari Reviews

Reviews below are from the Sustainable Safari® Google Business profile!
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Capybara Family

“Incredible experience!! For $15 a person we weren’t expecting much but holy cow they have a bajillion animals and they are all so friendly! Experiences are pretty affordable as well. We got to go into the Guinea pig enclosure and hand feed them for $5 each! Will definitely be back for the capybara experience and alligator feeding! We went Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t even that busy!”

Doug O.
hedgehog in woodchip bedding

“Had a great time today! My youngest daughter held a snake and my middle daughter held a kangaroo! So much fun! Well definitely be back!”

Stacy E.
red fox experience

“Thank you SO much! We had a blast and had to force ourselves to not come back and spend the whole day there today. Your animals are the healthiest, happiest and most loved animals we have ever seen. I have traveled with my kids to 49/50 states and we have never seen anything like what you offer here. The attention to detail, the cleanliness, the happy and friendly employees. I have told so many people about your place and will continue to do so. Thank you for the unforgettable experience, and please keep doing what you’re doing, it’s perfect!”

Alexis S.
Tamandua Anteater

“This was a super cute place for our family to visit. We took our 2 year old, and had a blast. The layout is fairly open, so you can move between exhibits and stay as long (or short) as you’d like. You can also get a stamp of you need to exit so that you can return later.”

Dawn M.
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“This place was so clean and well kept! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the experience was one like none other! Highly recommend! What an experience! Thank you for the wonderful time!”

Katrina L.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Safari’s most frequently asked questions. Click on the arrow to see the answer to each question.

How much is admission?

Adult – $15.50 Child – $15.50

All paid-entry receive:

  • ALL DAY Safari Entry FREE Same Day Re-entry
  • Includes $3.00 Feed Cup
  • Kids 4 & Under FREE
  • $2.00 OFF: Seniors, Military, First Responders, Educators *Must bring official ID
When is Sustainable Safari® open?

Safari Hours:
Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
Monday 11 am-7 pm
Tuesday 11 am-7 pm
Wednesday 11 am-7 pm
Thursday 11 am-7 pm
Friday 11 am-7 pm
Saturday 11 am-7 pm

We are closed on the following federal holidays for our animals and employees to enjoy their time off with their families. Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Day.

Are reservations required?

Nope! Reservations are not required for general admission. If you wish you take a Guided Safari Tour, you can make a reservation by booking online or in-store. You can also contact us about birthday parties and more!

Is the Safari inside or outside of the mall?

Sustainable Safari® is located inside Maplewood Mall on the second floor at the Southwest end of the Mall. Park in Kohl’s upper-level parking lot and enter Maplewood Mall door #2.

Sustainable Safari®
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Avenue N,
Maplewood, MN 55109

How long are the one-on-one experiences with animals?

Each animal species’ experience has a variable length of time. Sometimes it’s up to the animal! Most holdings last 3-5 minutes.

How long is a regular visit to Sustainable Safari®?

Anywhere from one hour to four hours or all day. The Safari is entirely self-guided; it depends on how much time you spend at each animal exhibit. With dozens of species to view and interact with, plan at least a few hours of your day around the Safari to receive the entire experience. We stamp your hand for easy re-entry. All paid admission includes an all-day pass!

Are capybaras currently available at Sustainable Safari®?

Yes! The capybara is always available to feed, pet, and interact with at Sustainable Safari. Multiple families are rotated from our farm to the Safari.

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