Relax and enjoy one of three spacious and beautifully wooded natural picnic sites at the Minnesota Zoo. Your group can experience the wonder and unique variety of zoo animals and habitats then return to a private picnic area and enjoy a delicious catered meal.
Shady Oaks is the largest of the Minnesota Zoo’s picnic sites, located near the parking lots and includes two shelters, portable restroom facilities and a large recreation area. This venue accommodates 400 sheltered to several thousand guests total.
Crossroads Park is located on the Northern Trail, close to Replay Park and the Wells Fargo Family Farm. Two large, beautiful tents provide shelter for up to 350 guests.
Our picnic planners will be happy to assist you with the details, including menus, activities and admission. Contact us for more information.
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Capacities are only a guide and are approximate