Party like a penguin person – hold your next event at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center!

Private Events - Polk Penguin Conservation Center

Event Rental Information

The 33,000-square-foot Polk Penguin Conservation Center includes a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch as penguins explore their habitat. An underwater gallery with a vast acrylic window and two acrylic tunnels provides spectacular views of the birds as they swim above and around – and even below!

  • Capacity – 60 seated (near 38-foot viewing window) / 170 strolling reception
  • Evening rental 6:30-10:30 p.m.– $5,000
  • Each additional hour – $500

Includes tables, linens, chairs and parking.


Additional Information

All food and beverage service must be purchased through the Detroit Zoo.

Hours and rates are subject to change. Detroit Zoo facilities may not be rented for any event that the Zoo deems inconsistent with its character and/or its mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.

For further information or to rent the Polk Penguin Conservation Center for an event, please call (248) 336-5820 or contact the Events Department.

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