Are you looking for a new, exciting location to host an upcoming event? The Zoo has the perfect venue for you! Below are a few of our most popular event locations. Schedule a tour to see all of the possibilities the Zoo has to offer!
PEACOCK PAVILION - NEW IN 2013!
This spacious venue is perfect for your next big event with over 4,500 square feet of versatile event space. With complete A/V capabilities and a private, secluded garden area, the Peacock Pavilion is the ideal venue for large corporate meetings or exciting and unique social events.
Take a break from the ordinary when hosting your next event on our beautiful two-tiered deck and patio overlooking the highly anticipated new Africa exhibit. Enjoy an evening in the outdoors surrounded by grazing giraffes, slumbering lions, and prowling cheetahs just steps away.
WHITING SAFARI CAMP
Take a break in the shade under our four open-air shelters at the Whiting Safari Camp. Conveniently located near the playground and carousel, this relaxing space is ideal for your next picnic or family gathering in the spring, summer, and fall months.
This spacious, tastefully-decorated facility is ideal for your next dinner party, meeting or reception. Guests can take a relaxing break from your event in the lovely Oriental Koi Pond and Garden conveniently located next door. This summer, TreeTops will be in the heart of the new Africa Exhibit- take a break to feed the giraffes, or walk out into the African Savannah while the lions roar steps away. TreeTops can accommodate groups of 50 to 200 people.
Safari Lodge is a warm and rustic indoor facility that is ideal for dinner parties or team-building sessions. Featuring a stone fireplace and private deck, this cozy space accommodates 50 to 150 guests and is one of the most popular event locations at the Zoo.
With its bright, warm atmosphere, Frisch’s Theatre is the perfect venue for your company’s next outing, seminar or banquet. This unique space features a built-in stage and 10 breakout rooms, making it perfect for a variety of events. Frisch’s Theatre can accommodate groups of 50-200 people.
P&G Discovery Forest offers a great location for your next cocktail party. The exotic rainforest offers a truly unique setting for your event. The 4,500 square foot atrium houses tropical plants, exotic birds, and beautiful greenery for your guests to enjoy. The Discovery Forest is conveniently located around the corner from Frisch’s Theater and can accommodate up to 100 guests.
CREW Plaza is a spacious outdoor area surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens which offer a peaceful atmosphere. The Plaza is located adjacent to the Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife in which private tours can be requested. This space is available in the evenings after 6pm and can accommodate 50-150 guests.
Stand eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal as you host your next cocktail or dinner party. Guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience while feeding the giraffes and enjoying the beautiful outdoor deck. Giraffe Ridge is available for evening rental and accommodates 50-175 people.
Guests enjoy an unforgettable pool-side experience as they sip cocktails and munch hors d’oeuvres next to the crystalline waters of the sea lion exhibit. Perfect for intimate evening events, Seal Falls Deck is available for parties of 50-75 people.
Looking for a dramatic, unique venue for your next performance or group presentation? The Great American Wings of Wonder is an outdoor amphitheater that’s perfect for any event from award ceremonies to concerts. The space seats up to 1,100 guests and is available for day or evening rental.
Enter an underwater world as you enjoy the company of the sea’s most gentle giants at your next evening get-together. This indoor aquarium offers a serene, sophisticated atmosphere ideal for intimate dinners and cocktail parties. Featuring manatees, alligators and other Florida wildlife, Manatee Springs offers a unique experience for groups of 75-150 guests.
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 and can accommodate parties of 50-500. Whether watching the elephants take a bath or roam the grounds, Elephant Reserve will make your next event a memorable one.
Are you adventurous and fun? Host an action-packed event at the 4-D FX Theater where guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while watching a stimulating 4-D film! Our one-of-a-kind theater features a 3-D movie paired with other fun effects such as wind and scents. This space can accommodate groups of 50-150 and is available in the evening.
Guests will take a step back in time as they enter this quaint village plaza for your next get-together. Surrounded by historic buildings and colorful flowers, the Historic Vine Street Village is a perfect place for your next outdoor event.