Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer accepting new reservations for group business such as Birthday Parties, Meetings, Picnics, Corporate Events, Weddings and Other Social Events. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check back periodically for information regarding the resumption of these group events.

Please note, that if your event is currently scheduled, we will be in contact with all existing business. Questions? Please contact 952-431-9200.

The Minnesota Zoo offers two beautiful, conveniently located picnic sites. These sites feature a covered pavilion and can accommodate groups of 65 to several thousands.


Picnic Sites
Picnic Information

Our food is freshly grilled and prepared onsite at your shelter. All catering is provided exclusively by Lancer Catering.

Additional Options:
Zoo Bucks: These special dollars can be used throughout the Zoo to enjoy the many different options we have to offer such as food service and gift shops. Zoo Bucks are sold in $1 increments.

ZooMobile: Trained naturalist provide a hands on animal education and entertaining environmental experience.

Endangered Species Carousel tickets.

Entertainment options: face painting, temporary tattoos, inflatables, and games.

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