Do you want to party with the penguins?

This state-of-the-art exhibit will put you closer to penguins than ever before. Get excited for a totally new Zoo experience featuring underwater viewing, dynamic dump tank, and blowhole in one of the largest penguin habitats in North America! Our Penguin Coast Exhibit has the ideal indoor space for bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, and social events! You can also extend your event to include outdoor space around the exhibit. Availability for evening events starting at 5:30 pm.

Penguin Coast Packages:

Dinners and Cocktail Parties

Rental Rates*:

  • Penguin Education Center: $2,400 (3-hour event)
  • Add outdoor space surrounding exhibit: $1,200


  • Buffet/Seated Dinner: 80 guests
  • Cocktail/Dinner Stations: 250 guests

*Rates can change without notice. Please contact us for holiday rates

  • Capacity of Penguin Coast Education Center Building & Penguin Coast (outdoor space surrounding exhibit): 250

Prices reflect a 3-hour event. Rental fees include 100 chairs, 10 round 60” tables, 6 cocktail tables, 6 banquet tables, 2 round 48″ tables, Zoo on-site staff, security, and maintenance personnel, as well as free parking. Additional items may need to be rented if using the outdoor space surrounding the exhibit. Caterer set-up time of 2 hours and breakdown time of 1 ½ hours are included in the rental fee. Additional event or set-up hours are $800 per additional hour. Rental fees do not include Zoo admission, catering, rides, audio-visual equipment, and/or zoo services.

To schedule, please contact the Rentals Office at 443-552-5279 or email

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Questions? Contact the Rentals Office at 443-552-5279 or email