APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - The Minnesota Zoo is getting ready for the holidays with several gift ideas and "Santa Saturdays."

The Zoo is offering holiday gift cards and holiday gift memberships for the zoo fans in your family

"Gift cards can be in a variety of ways – from Zoo admission to any of our incredible education programs and experiences," said Josh Le with the Minnesota Zoo. "Gift memberships provide a full year of amazing Zoo experiences."

Kids can also catch up with Santa on three Saturdays in the month of December. Santa will make an appearance near the Minnesota Zoo's Timber Lodge Traders Gift Store from 11am to 1pm on December 1st, 9th and 16th.

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