Minnesota Zoo will keep concert series and IMAX running regardless of Government shutdown.

Andrew Penkalski

While the Minnesota Zoo unfortunately may have to close its park during the peak-attendance season, their entertainment services will remain in full swing should today’s pending government go through. 

Blockbuster nuts and concertgoers will be happy to know that in the wake of any government shutdown, the Minnesota Zoo will keep both its IMAX theater (the largest in the area) as well as their “Music in the Zoo” series in operation. The announcement came via twitter earlier this morning and a day after the local conservation site, which receives only 30 percent of its funding from the state, put in an amendment request to keep such services in tact. 

You can check out the totally not cancelled 2011 “Music in the Zoo” schedule here.