The Tropics Trail is one of the Minnesota Zoo’s internationally acclaimed exhibits is a one-of-a-kind setting for your event. Guests can stroll in a living rain forest with green foliage, beautiful orchids and a winding path featuring exotic animals, birds, and fish. Inquisitive lemurs, shy tamarins and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals who will share in your private event! Beauty and unique wildlife of the Tropics will captivate your guests. This area is perfect for hosting a unique social hour, for dinner or greeting guests.

Maximum Capacity:

Cocktail reception – 400
Seated & served – 200
Buffet style – 175

Facility Rental Fee: 

Friday & Saturday: $2,200
Sunday-Thursday: $1,900

Food & Beverage Minimums:

Please contact your Zoo or Lancer Catering Representative for details

Rental Hours:

October–April: 6 p.m.–Midnight
May-September: 6:30 p.m.– Midnight