Discovery Center

The Bismarck Tribune Discovery Center offers a hands-on learning environment complete with live animal and educational displays, aquariums, computers and graphics designed to educate visitors about the natural world. A large outdoor playground area is located just steps from the Discovery Center's doors.


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 40 people "theater style" or up to 40 with tables and chairs. The room features unique wildlife decor with windows overlooking the Zoo's waterfowl area. By request, the meeting room can be equipped with a sound system, video projector, television/DVD player, slide projector, overhead projector, a large projection screen, and internet access.


Reservations are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis and a deposit is required to hold your reservation, Room rental request form. To schedule your party or meeting, please contact the Zoo at 701-223-7543 or via e-mail at