Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo offers distinct and truly unique opportunities for larger-than-life private parties, business meetings, special events and company picnics. The Minnesota Zoo located in Apple Valley on 500 rolling, wooded acres and home to a lush tropical forest and aviary, marine centers, boreal forest, a family farm and the new Russia’s Grizzly Coast. The Zoo’s magnificent animal collection, education and conservation offerings, and family activities make it an exotic setting for any size or style of event.


Meetings & Events



• Great Location With Easy Accessibility
• Within 25 minutes of Downtown
• Nearby Hotels
• Free Parking
• Exotic and Unique Setting
• Award Winning Lancer’s Cuisine
• Complimentary Tastings
• Menu Development
• Full On-Site Kitchen
• Complimentary Votive Candles

• Complimentary Linens in a Variety of Colors
• High-quality China, Silver and Glassware
• Beautiful and Decorative Buffets
• Professional Event Managers
• Décor Consulting and Design
• Day-of event coordination services
• Customized Floor Plans
• Complete Set Up and Tear Down of Your Event
• Uniformed & Attentive Service Staff and Bartenders

Booking Guidelines

Tours: Given by Minnesota Zoo, call to schedule
Rental Fee: Varies, call for pricing
Availability: Daily; Day and Evening Events

Floor Plans: Custom designed by Lancer
Bar: Cash and Hosted (Open Bar) allowed for evening events. Call for daytime alcohol restrictions.