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The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau is proactively monitoring COVID-19 information and new developments locally, nationally, and internationally. Below are links to resources we suggest for visitors to provide you with the most up-to-date information available regarding COVID-19.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has issued a stay at home order for the state, in effect from March 27 through May 18. During this period, all Minnesotans are instructed to stay at home to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. Limiting social interactions decreases the chance of transmission of COVID-19. This gives the government and health care sector additional time to prepare for increased demands. Visit the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 website for more details on the executive order.

Closures and cancellations

  • Mall of America and all attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe®, are temporarily closed. Some MOA® retailers are offering curbside pickup.
  • Minnesota restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops are closed for dine-in service but can still provide takeout and delivery. View a full list of Bloomington restaurants offerings here.
  • Bloomington city facilities, including Bloomington Center for the Arts and Civic Plaza, are temporarily closed.
  • The Minnesota Zoo is temporarily closed but is offering at-home programming with distance learning assistance, animal webcams, and more.
  • The Works Museum is temporarily closed but has at-home engineering resources and STEM activities on its website.
  • Paisley Park is temporarily closed and has postponed Celebration 2020 until fall.
  • Many local events have been cancelled or postponed. The Bloomington CVB will keep our event calendar as up to date as possible as cancellations are announced.

Parks and recreation

  • Bloomington city parks, playgrounds, and trails remain open. Learn more here.
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge trails remain open, but the Visitors Center is closed. Learn more here.
  • Three Rivers Park District parks, trails and open space remain open, but beaches, swim ponds, play areas, golf courses, and campgrounds are closed. Learn more here.
  • If you visit a park, practice safe social distancing measures and be prepared for no access to restrooms and water fountains. If you are feeling sick, do not visit a park or trail.
  • The City of Bloomington's Parks and Recreation department has created an online Recreation Experience Center with resources for recreation at home.

Travel and transportation

  • Metro Transit light rail and buses are running at a reduced service beginning March 25. Riders are asked to use Metro Transit for essential service only. Learn more about Metro Transit’s response to COVID-19 here.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport remains open and has ramped up cleaning and disinfecting efforts to make the airport as safe as possible for visitors.

Bloomington CVB COVID-19 response
Due to attraction closures and travel advisories, we have paused sales of The Big Ticket™ Adventure Pass and hotel packages through May 22. Redemptions of previously purchased packages are valid one year from date of purchase. If you have questions about The Big Ticket or a hotel package, please contact us.