Wells Fargo Family Farm Gateway

Overall Project Size: 
3,600 SF

Client: 
The Minnesota Zoo

Architect: 
LEAP design works

Loeffler Role: 
Construction Manager

Project Spec Sheet: 

MN Zoo Farm Gateway(788 KB)

The Minnesota Zoo’s seasonal Wells Fargo Family Farm opened in the summer of 2000. It is a working farm to help connect Zoo guests with Minnesota’s prominent farming heritage. Activities include daily cow milking demonstrations and a goat contact yard, as well as opportunities to engage with pigs, horse, chickens and more. The Farm opens each spring with the popular Farm Babies event and remains open through each November.

Construction on a new gateway structure, designed by LEAP design works, was completed in the summer of 2018. Along with welcoming Zoo guests to the Farm, this structure will also depict a historical timeline of farming in Minnesota, including what farming may look like in the future.