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.
  • See the tables below for areas and fees.

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 brochure 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 concerts. Enjoy a great dinner buffet with prices starting at $13.95 per person!

  • 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 brochure 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. Add liquor $300.

Number of peopleRental fee
250-6000 $4,000
6001+ $1.50 per guest

 

Zoo Outdoor

Explore the outdoor areas of the Zoo. Interior areas will be closed. Add liquor $300.

Number of peopleRental fee
250-6000 $3,000
6001+ $2.25 per guest

Zoo Central

Enjoy the Zoo Park, as well as the Catwalk, Polar Bear and Sea Lion exhibits. Add liquor $225.

Number of peopleRental fee
250 - 1000 $1,250

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