Enjoy the Zoo with your family, friends or fellow employees in a spectacular outdoor setting! Whether you want to bring your own food or order catering form our Cincinnati Zoo exclusive caterer, The Taste of the Wild, the Zoo has your perfect picnic spot.

Take a break in the shade under our four open-air shelters at the Whiting Safari Camp.  Conveniently located near the carousel, this relaxing space is ideal for your next picnic or family gathering in the spring, summer and fall months.  Our shelters can accommodate any size group, from 75 people to several thousand.

Picnic Features:Add-ons:
Private covered sheltersAnimal encounters
Over sized picnic tablesRides
Sound system (upon request)All day wristbands
Located near the carousel

Choose the package that’s right for you!


$10 per person ($8 adult & $2 child savings!)
minimum group size: 75 people


$5 per vehicle ($4 savings)

Food & Beverage

Build your own lunch package! Or make planning easier and select one of our pre-made packages. See the menu here.

No substitutions on package inclusions or menus; minimum group size is 75

Choose from any of these fun & convenience add-ons to turn your picnic into one to remember!

Animal EncountersFace Painting
Private Animal EncountersCaricature
TrainWild Cards
4-D TheaterAll day wristbands (soft drinks, rides)

Contact Group Sales at (513) 487-3481 or click here. For a flyer and more information on group events, click here