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Peacock Pavilion

This spacious venue is perfect for your next large gathering, with over 4,500 square feet of versatile event space. Complete with A/V and specialty lighting capabilities, as well as a private courtyard, the Peacock Pavilion is an ideal venue for large corporate meetings or unique social events. 


  • Banquet: 350
  • Cocktail Reception: 380
  • Theater: 380


Peacock Pathway


Located between Safari Lodge and Peacock Pavilion, the Peacock Pathway provides guests with a secluded, garden-lined brick patio perfect for food display, animal appearances, or cocktail receptions.

Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge is a rustic indoor facility quintessential for dinner parties or company luncheons. Featuring an indoor/outdoor stone fireplace and private deck, this cozy space is one of the most popular event locations at the Zoo.


  • Banquet: 150
  • Cocktail Reception: 225
  • Theater: 200


This spacious, simplistic facility can accommodate an array of events: meetings, receptions, dinner parties, and more. View the flamingos right outside of the large windows on the east side, or visit the quiet gardens on the west side of the space.



  • Banquet: 200
  • Cocktail Reception: 275
  • Theater: 250


  • Banquet: 80
  • Cocktail Reception: 125
  • Theater: 100

TreeTops Garden

This serene garden, located on the west side of TreeTops provides guests with tranquil waterfall, still ponds, and a private viewing of the cheetah exhibit.

Africa Overlook

Gaze over an African Savannah when hosting your next event on our beautiful, two-tiered deck and patio. Our Africa deck includes a stone fire pit, ample seating, and built-in sound system. Enjoy an evening outdoors surrounded by painted dogs, roaring lions, and prowling cheetahs.


  • Banquet: 235
  • Cocktail Reception: 350

Africa Pathway

Host a cocktail party right in front of the Lion looking glass and stroll through the Savannah as you sip your cocktail. Our African pathway winds throughout the entirety of our Africa exhibit, with gazelles and antelope prancing right in front of you, and is perfect for more intimate events.

Giraffe Deck

Stand eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal as you host your next dinner party or wedding. Guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience while feeding the giraffes and enjoying the beautiful outdoor deck. 


  • Banquet: 125
  • Cocktail Reception: 175


Whiting Safari Camp – Picnic Grove

Take a break in the shade under one of our four open-air shelters at the Whiting Safari Camp. Conveniently located near the carousel, this relaxing space is a hot-spot for a family reunion or company picnic in the spring, summer, and fall months.


  • Maasai Mara Shelter: 320
  • Serengeti Shelter: 192
  • Samburu: 248
  • Kilimanjaro: 208


Elephant Reserve

Relax under copper-topped gazebos as you spend time getting to know the Zoo’s most popular animal. Available in the evening, this site features two open-air shelters surrounded by lush landscaping. 


  • Banquet: 125
  • Cocktail Reception: 175


Seal Falls

Guests will enjoy an unforgettable, pool-side experience as they sip cocktails and mingle next to the crystalline waters of the sea lion exhibit. Perfect for intimate evening events.

From outdoor exhibits that allow our guests to marvel in an African Savannah, to our versatile indoor spaces accommodating a variety of tastes, the Cincinnati Zoo is a great place for social events, meetings, company picnics, and more. Schedule a tour to see all of the possibilities we have to offer!

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Additional Venues


Experience the feel of an authentic African campsite in our newest event space. Meaning giraffe in Swahili, Twiga offers your guests a relaxing, rustic atmosphere with a campfire, covered tents, and a pristine view of the giraffes. Kick back, grab a drink, and let your thoughts wander while watching the sunset.





manatee springs

Enter an underwater world as you enjoy the company of the sea’s most gentle giants at Manatee Springs.  This indoor aquarium features manatees, alligators, and other Florida wildlife, while offering a serene and sophisticated atmosphere for any evening event.




Looking for a dramatic venue for your next performance or group presentation?  Wings of Wonder is an outdoor amphitheater that’s perfect for any event from award ceremonies to concerts. Available for day or evening rental.





frisch's 3With its bright, warm atmosphere, Frisch’s Theater (located inside the Harold C. Schott Education Center) is the perfect venue for your company’s next seminar or banquet.

The attached P&G Discovery Forest offers your guests an exotic rainforest experience during breaks or an after-meeting happy hour. The 4,500 square foot atrium houses tropical plants, exotic birds, and beautiful greenery for your guests to enjoy.