The Minnesota Zoo is a family-friendly destination that exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats, introducing guests to species from around the globe with over 4,800 animals on exhibit. The Minnesota Zoo is open year-round and includes the Tropics indoor rainforest, Discovery Bay aquarium, Medtronic Minnesota Trail featuring indigenous animals, Russia's Grizzly Coast, Northern Trail and in the summer the Wells Fargo Family Farm. The Minnesota Zoo is a "wild" location for your next group outing, company picnic, rehersal dinner, meeting, wedding, reception or team building activity. There are several picnic sites and the education event center available for rental.