Party on Duluth’s Wild Side

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The zoo is an excellent place to host an event! No two parties are alike, and we want YOURS to be PERFECT!

Our Event Coordinator will work with you personally to ensure that your gathering is exactly what you want it to be, and the things that make YOUR party unique will determine your rental rate.

When you call for pricing, please be prepared to discuss:

  • Date/Time of party
    • during regular business hours, or after hours?
    • full-day? half-day? custom hourly rental?
  • Estimated number of attendees
    • access to zoo grounds, or just the meeting/party space?
  • Food/beverage options
  • Satellite reception areas
  • Other buildings on grounds are available for pre/post meeting socials

Our Venues

The Pavilion: The zoo’s historic WPA pavilion is now a four-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.

Rental Opportunities at the Lake Superior Zoo

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