Plan an Event at the Zoo

For your next event, go wild! Wedding, birthdays, meetings, or even a picnic in the park — any reason’s the right reason to make the Minnesota Zoo your destination for the memory of a lifetime.

Daytime Meetings

Gather in the Education Event Center—the Zoo’s first “green” building for daytime meetings, retreats, and team-building events.


The Minnesota Zoo offers two beautiful, conveniently located picnic grounds.

Rent the Entire Zoo

From the Amur tigers to the Komodo dragons, from the beaver pond to the Farm, the unique variety of Minnesota Zoo exhibits is a hit when your group has the entire facility at their disposal.


Offering highly unique indoor and outdoor ceremonies and reception space for up to 280 guests. Full service catering is available.

Other Social Events

Looking for a unique location for your next holiday party, anniversary celebration, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinceñera, celebration of life, or any other special occasion?


The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form a beautiful and unique backdrop for your special day. Treat your guests to the Zoo in a private setting, while celebrating your special occasion.