Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd, Saint Paul, MN
Capacity: 6,000 people

About Minnesota Zoo

Open year-round in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America, the Minnesota Zoo is the largest Zoo in the upper Midwest featuring extensive indoor and outdoor trails and immersive award-winning exhibits like Tropics Trail, Discovery Bay, Grizzly Coast, Wells Fargo Family Farm and more. The Minnesota Zoo features private picnic grounds accommodating groups from 65 to 1,800 guests, indoor evening event space hosting weddings and corporate dinners for up to 280 guests plus 1 daytime meeting room for up to 48 guests or buy-out the entire Zoo on summer evenings for up to 6,000 guests. Full service catering with liqueur license provided by our exclusive caterer for all Minnesota Zoo private events. Host amazing at the Minnesota Zoo!

Event Spaces

Education Event Center
Education Event Center
Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Waterfront
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 6000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 50
  • Special Features: Rentals of Discovery Bay include aquatic animals. Tropics rentals include trail animals. Rental of the Education Event Center meeting room features a door leading directly into Grizzly Coast bear exhibit.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 1,000
  • Year Renovated: 2008