Group Visits

The Minnesota Zoo is excited to once again welcome group reservations. You can now make reservations for up to 25 people during regular daytime Zoo hours, from 10 am – 4 pm. You must book your group reservation online in advance. Visit our reservation page to self-book a visit for up to 25 people.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large can our group be?

At this time, the Zoo is able to accommodate group reservations for up to 25 people. When exploring the Zoo, we ask that groups break into small groups of six and physically distance. Advanced online reservations are required.

Do you offer group discounts?

There are no group discounts available at this time.

How do I book a group reservation?

All reservations must be made online in advance. Visit our reservation page to self-book a visit for up to 25 people.

What times can our group visit?

Group reservations can be made during regular daytime Zoo hours, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Are there special safety guidelines for groups?

When exploring the Zoo, we ask that groups break into small groups of six and physically distance from other guests. We ask that groups not gather in any entryways―if you need to assemble your groups, please do so outside. All current State and local protocols for health and safety must be followed when visiting the Zoo.

Are chaperones needed for groups with children?

We ask that large groups break into smaller circles of up to six people when exploring the Zoo. We recommend one adult chaperone for every five kids (13 and younger).

Are group meals and dining space available?

At this time, group meals and reserved dining spaces are not available. Groups purchasing food at the Call of the Wild Food Court may use tables in that indoor space as they are available. Groups are also welcome to bring their own food to eat outdoors. No lunch storage is available.

Can I book a group using the Free to Explore program?

Yes – those who qualify can make Free to Explore group reservations. Click here to learn more about our Free to Explore program and how to make an advanced online reservation.

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