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Rent the Zoo

Make your next event wildly successful with the Zoo as your backdrop.

A crowd enjoys an event at the Zoo with gazebo in background.

Have the Zoo all to yourself with an evening event, plan a daytime Picnic in the Park or book a company table during a Zoo Music concert.

Evening Events

Let us help you plan a night full of adventure!

  • Up to 6,000 people.
  • Events begin between 5 and 6:30 p.m., depending on availability. Reserve up to three hours.
  • May through September.
  • Animals on exhibit until 8 p.m. or dusk.

Picnics in the Park

Enjoy a special daytime event at the Zoo shaded by cottonwoods in the park.

  • Up to 200 people.
  • Picnics can take place between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • May through September.
  • Regular admissions fees apply (in addition to catering).
  • Wristbands provide entrance to the Zoo and your picnic. They will be given to you in advance.
  • Please download the Taste of the Wild Catering menu for details.
  • Call our Catering Coordinator at 505-848-7123 to schedule a picnic.

Zoo Music Tables

Corporate tables are available for our ZooMusic on the Zoo Bandshell Music. Enjoy a great dinner buffet!

  • Up to 40 people.
  • Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wristbands provide entrance to the Zoo and your picnic. They will be given to you in advance.
  • Please download the Taste of the Wild Catering menu for details.
  • Call our Catering Coordinator at 505-848-7123 to schedule a Zoo Music buffet.

Zoo Rental Areas and Fees

Zoo Entire

Explore the entire facility, including indoor areas.  

Zoo Outdoor

Explore the outdoor areas of the Zoo. Interior areas will be closed. 

Zoo Central

Enjoy the Zoo Park, as well as the Catwalk, Polar Bear and Sea Lion exhibits. 

Take a Virtual Tour of the Zoo


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