Dakota Zoo Room Rentals

Please do not plan to set up before your scheduled event time. Please plan your clean up/tear down to vacate the room by your scheduled departure time.

 

Now accepting reservations for 2023

 

DISCOVERY CENTER MEETING ROOM

Make your party or meeting memorable at Dakota Zoo!

Imagine combining the fun and festivity of a birthday party with all the excitement of a trip to the Zoo. That is what happens when you celebrate your birthday at the Zoo! The 900 square foot meeting room located inside the Bismarck Tribune Discovery Center is a perfect place for smaller groups to gather for meetings or parties. The room seats 60 people "theater style" or up to 40 with tables and chairs. The room features unique wildlife décor with windows overlooking the Zoo’s waterfowl and wetland area.

 

Birthday Party Availability & Rates:

During the summer months (May-September), the room is available to rent during two, two-hour time slots. During the winter months (October-April), the room is available once per day from 1:00-5:00pm. The Meeting Room Rental fee for birthday parties is $100.00. 

TIME SLOT ONE: 10:00am – 12:00pm

TIME SLOT TWO: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

WINTER TIME SLOT: 1:00 - 5:00pm

 

Admission is free to Dakota Zoo members, and a reduced admission fee will be charged to non-members. The reduced fee is $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (age 2-12). The Zoo’s admission staff can keep a running total of non-member guests if you would like to pick up the tab for your guests.

 

Party Add-Ons:

By request, a special animal presentation can be added to your party reservation featuring one of our ambassador animals! The presentation is about 15 minutes in length and features a live animal and their zookeeper friend. The type of animal available for your presentation will vary depending upon the season and other factors. Typical animal ambassadors for this presentation include giant rabbit, chinchilla, hedgehog, red-tail boa, ball python, box turtle or kestrel.

 

The fee for an animal presentation is $25.00 and advance reservation is required.

 

ANIMAL PRESENTATION TIME SLOT ONE: 11:00am

ANIMAL PRESENTATION TIME SLOT TWO: 3:00pm

ANIMAL PRESENTATION WINTER TIME SLOT: 3:00pm

 

 

Setup:

If you wish to do so, you may bring your own food, treats, decorations and paper products. No balloons, plastic bags, glitter, ribbon, or food for the animals is allowed on Zoo grounds due to the danger they pose to our animals. By request, the meeting room can be equipped with a sound system, video projector, television/DVD player, a large projection screen, and internet access.

 

Reservations:

Reservations are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis and a deposit is required to hold your reservation. To schedule your party or meeting, Room Request form, call 701-223-7543 or via e-mail at office@dakotazoo.org

 

SCHEELS PAVILION

 


The Pavilion is a covered, open-sided “picnic shelter” type structure that seats up to 300 people with tables and chairs available.  It has an enclosed area with a wash sink, counters and hot water that is perfect to accommodate caterers or food service for your event. A reservation is required for the use of the Pavilion, and a deposit is required at the time of your reservation.

 

Scheels Pavilion Availability & Rates:

During the summer months (May-September), the Scheels Pavilion is available to rent during zoo business hours (10:00am-6:00pm, and until 7:00pm on Wednesdays). Call for pricing and reservations.

 

Admission is free to Dakota Zoo members, and a reduced admission fee will be charged to non-members. The reduced fee is $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (age 2-12). The Zoo’s admission staff can keep a running total of non-member guests if you would like to pick up the tab for your guests.

 

 

BROWN GAZEBO

 

We also have an outdoor gazebo that can be reserved at no charge to you. The gazebo is an open air shelter, so weather should be taken into account when planning your event. The gazebo is open to the general public, so reservations are necessary.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please contact us at 701-223-7543 or email us at office@dakotazoo.org and we will be happy to assist you!

 

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