Party on Duluth’s Wild Side

Blue theme decorations

The zoo is an excellent place to host an event!

Our Venues
The Pavilion: The zoo’s historic WPA pavilion is now a three-season event and education center! Open May through September, this beautiful building overlooks the waterfalls of Kingsbury Creek. Built nearly 85 years ago with local bluestone, the pavilion now features a wood-beamed ceiling, restrooms and a kitchenette. It will accommodate up to 64 guests for formal dining and up to 96 guests for classroom-style seating. For larger groups, we invite you to use it as a place where your guests can come and go during their time at the zoo.

Main Building: The Safari Café area is available for private events after regular zoo hours and will accommodate up to 64 guests for formal dining. In the summer enjoy the view from the Tiger Deck, which will seat up to an additional 36 guests for informal dining.

Party This Holiday Season on Duluth’s Wild Side and SAVE

Rate Details
$400 Schedule now through January, 2015 and save $200
Leave the decorating and clean-up to us! You and your guests will enjoy 3 hours of private after-hours use of the pavilion or Main building. (Regularly $600)
For more information call (218) 730-4500, ext. 217 or email events@lszoo.org.

Daytime Rentals

Rate Details
$200 Exclusive use of the pavilion for two hours
$100 Each additional hour of party/meeting space
$7.50 Zoo admission per person (advanced purchase only)

After Hour Rentals

Rent the zoo:

Rate Details
$1000 Exclusive use of the zoo for three hours and admission for 25 people
$200 Each additional hour of zoo use
$7.50 Each additional guest

Rent a space at the zoo:

Rate Details
$600 Exclusive use of the pavilion for three hours (May – September)
-OR- use of the Safari Café area and the Tiger Deck (May – September)
-OR- use of the Safari Café area (October – April)
$200 Each additional hour of party/meeting space

Catering and beverage options:

Rates Details
$50 Each hour alcohol is served for up to 40 people by a licensed caterer
$50 Each hour alcohol is served to an additional 40 people by a licensed caterer

After Hours Rental Rates Add Extra-Special Experiences

The time you spend at the zoo should be extra special for you and your guests. We can offer a variety of unique experiences tailored to your guests/event. If you have a special request, please let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Some of the suggested experiences that can be added to your event include:

Rate Details
$60 Formal 45-minute live animal presentation by a zoo educator
$30 Each hour of additional staffing for animal encounters in the Grigg’s Learning Center
$50 Each animal enrichment OR training demonstration and a short zookeeper presentation

For more information call (218) 730-4500, ext. 217 or email events@lszoo.org.