Plan an Event at the Zoo

For your next event, go wild! Wedding, birthdays, meetings, or event 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.


Bring your group to the wildest place in the Twin Cities! The Minnesota Zoo offers reduced admission rates for a variety of gathering opportunities.


The Minnesota Zoo offers three beautiful, conveniently located picnic sites.

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.


Say “ I Do” at the Zoo Ceremonies are welcome and are held in the Tropics Trail and the Lakeside Terrace.

Other Social Events

Looking for a unique location for your next holiday party, anniversary celebration, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinceñera, class reunion, 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.