Enjoy the Zoo with your family, friends, or fellow employees in a spectacular outdoor setting! Our four open-air picnic shelters at the Whiting Safari Camp can accommodate groups ranging from 75 to several thousand people. Conveniently located near the carousel, this relaxing space is ideal for your next family or corporate gathering in the spring, summer and fall months. Taste, the Cincinnati Zoo’s exclusive caterer, offers affordable and delicious meal options to accompany your perfect picnic spot. Standard shelter reservation times: 11:30am – 1:30pm or 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Choose the package that’s right for you! Catered Picnic PackagesBuild Your Own Package Catered Picnic Packages – 75 person minimum Lion Lunch Admission Parking Unlimited Rides All-Day Drinks 1 Standard Animal Appearance Picnic Meal 3 Entrees: Fresh Grilled Angus Hamburgers, Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs, and Grilled Chicken Breasts Choice of 2 Side Items: Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Potato Salad, or Pasta Salad Dessert: Cookies Beverages: Fountain Soft Drinks (Pepsi products) $33 per Adult $28 per Child (ages 2-12) Flamingo Feast Admission Parking Unlimited Rides 1 Standard Animal Appearance Picnic Meal 2 Entrees: Fresh Grilled Angus Hamburgers and Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs Choice of 2 Side Items: Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Potato Salad, or Pasta Salad Dessert: Cookies Beverages: Fountain Soft Drinks (Pepsi products) $27 per Adult $23 per Child (ages 2-12) Booking Guidelines Food service times based on group size. Meal times given may vary for groups 1500+. Ticketed meal times are required for groups of 3,000+. Group Size Food Service 75-499 1 Hour 500-1499 1.5 Hours 1500-2499 2 Hours 2500+ 2.5 Hours Build Your Own Package Please add sales tax and 5% service charge to your selections. 75 person minimum group size. Start With: Admission & Parking Guest # 75-149 150-749 750+ Adult $13.25 $11 $9 Child (2-12) $9 $9 $9 Parking $6/vehicle $6/vehicle $6/vehicle Picnic Meal $14 per Adult $12 per Child (ages 2-12) Includes Fresh-grilled Angus Burgers with Kaiser Rolls Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs BBQ Baked Beans Old Fashioned Cole Slaw Creamy Potato Salad Potato Chips Cookies 2-hour Soft Drink service Substitutions: Sides ($1 per person) Southern Broccoli Salad Spring Salad with 2 Dressings Cucumber Feta Salad Tri-Color Pasta Salad Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Condiments Included: Shredded Lettuce Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes Shaved White Onions Sliced Cheese Pickles Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, and Relish Add-On (All Add-Ons must be purchased for entire group) Expand for add-on options Entrees $5 – BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich $4 – Grilled Chicken Breast $3.50 – Veggie Burger Sides $3.75 – Homemade Mac & Cheese $2.75 – Mixed Fruit Salad $2.75 – Watermelon & Cantaloupe Salad $7/lb. – Bulk Pretzels (1 lb. per 25 guests) Stations $2 – Grilled Corn on the Cob $4 – Smoked Chicken Wings $5.25 – Smoked Chicken Quarters Desserts $3.50 – Brownie & Rice Krispie Platter $2 – Banana Pudding Beverages $5 – All-Day Drink Wristbands (Unlimited 16oz fountain soda throughout the Zoo on the day of your visit. Must purchase for entire group.) Alcohol Standard Half-Barrel Kegs (1 keg = approx. 100-120 12 oz. cups) $300 – Budweiser, Bud Light, Yuengling $500 – Great Lakes, Sam Adams $75 Attendant Fee is required for every 2 hours of beer service Zoo Bucks Pre-load amount – Minimum is $5 This gift card is valid towards purchases for rides, gift shop, or food and beverage. Entertainment Expand for entertainment options Handimals (1 artist/hour) – $150 Caricatures (1 artist/hour) – $150 Airbrush Tattoos (1 artist/hour) – $120 Glitter Tattoos (1 artist/hour) – $120 Face Painter (1 artist/hour) – $120 Henna Tattoos (1 artist/hour) – $120 Pastel Portraits (1 artist/hour) – $150 Green Screen Photography (1 artist/hour) – $300 4-D Theater (per show) – $2 All Day Ride (Includes train & Carousel) – $5 Animal Appearances A zookeeper or educator will bring 1 complimentary small standard animal to your shelter. Please ask your sales representative about adding more animal appearances to your picnic! Contact Group Sales at (513) 487-3481 or click here.