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Outdoor Venues are available for evening events only.


Our tented African campsite provides a rustic, casual setting for a great evening gathering with co-workers and friends. Enjoy beverages and appetizers around the stone firepit or while viewing  the giraffe in their yard. Best for groups of 25-100

Gorilla World


Enter the serenity and beauty of the jungle where our masterful primates amaze you. The new indoor habitat boasts a fabulous thatched roof, inviting for dinners or gatherings while watching the  playful antics of the family group of gorillas.  Best for groups of 25-125

Elephant Reserve

Nestled amongst lush flora including two copper topped gazebos, this venue provides an amazing view of these gentle giants of Asia. Escape to a world away for your dinner or reception. Best for groups of 25-150

Manatee Springs


This indoor aquatic area welcomes you to relax and enjoy the serenity of the underwater world. Our favorite manatees, variety of sea life along with other animals will delight you during your  event. Best for groups of 25-100

Africa Venues are available for evening events only.

Africa Deck & Patio

Overlook the incredible Africa Savannah with waterfalls, motes, lush gardens, and amazing animals. This covered deck and stone patio with fire-pit, invite your guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa! Roaring lions, and roaming savannah animals like gazelles, ostrich, and wildebeest make your experience extraordinary! Best for groups of 75-250

Hippo Cove


What’s more exciting that enjoying a reception or dinner with Fiona and her mom Bibi splashing around in their pool? Enjoy a great evening gathering in this covered area with everyone’s favorite little hippo star! Best for groups of 25-75

African Lion

Enjoy your reception or dinner watching the King of the Jungle! John and Imani along with their 3 daughters will capture your attention as they play, and pounce on each other in their habitat. Guests can capture a great selfie as the lion snooze next to the glass viewing area. Best for groups of 25-50

Giraffe Ridge


Stand eye to eye with the worlds’ tallest animal at your next evening event. Formal dinner or casual reception works well on this outdoor deck and gazebo. Best for groups of 25-125

Specialty Event Venues are available during the day or evening.

Picnic Grove

Our four covered, open-air shelters provide privacy and comfort.  The oversized picnic tables and open spaces offer plenty of room for mingling with co-workers and families. Shelters can be combined to accommodate various group sizes. A sound system is available for announcements or music. Great family fun! Best for groups of 75-5000

The Clubhouse

This special clubhouse is available for fun birthday parties on the weekends! Close to the Children’s Zoo, the train and Wolf  Woods. Kids 2- 10 will have a wild time! Best for groups of 15-40

Wings of Wonder Amphitheater


Need a place to present awards or announce a new product launch? This large amphitheater is perfect for getting your team together in an amusing, interesting environment. During the main  season, this amphitheater is home to our fantastic Ameritas Wings of Wonder Bird Encounter. Host your own private encounter with the birds or create your own entertainment! Best for groups of 100-900

Indoor Venues

Peacock Pavilion

This spacious indoor venue provides a great place for meetings or evening dinners. The neutral décor allows you to create your own masterpiece. Add our enhanced lighting package or specialty linens for a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped patio, perfect for evening cocktails or mid-day break. Best for groups of 150-300

Safari Lodge

Rustic wood beamed ceilings with indoor and outdoor fireplaces make this a cozy, warm venue. Great for team building events or casual evening functions. The private outdoor deck provides a fantastic overflow area. Best for groups of 40-100



This flexible space is in the heart of the Africa Exhibit. Just  outside you’ll see flamingos or cheetahs and hear the roar of the lions in the distance. This room can be rented in full for larger groups or half for a smaller group. Best for groups of 25-60 half room or 75-150 for the entire room

Frisch’s Theater


Located in the first LEED Certified building at the Zoo, Harold C Schott Education Center. This space provides a built-in stage and expansive lobby area for registration. Although used primarily for our Education programs, we can make requests during non-peak times. Best for groups of 50-150