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Treat your guests to an inspirational, untamed, and extraordinary experience when you host your next event at the Houston Zoo. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, class reunion, corporate picnic, magnificent wedding reception, or any occasion for 10 to 2,500+ guests, we have a variety of event venues and plenty of fun, creative ideas to set your party apart from the herd.

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Every day the Houston Zoo manages a herd of 6,000 exotic animal species—so just imagine what we can do for your 100 to 2000 employees! Our picnic packages are completely turn-key, guaranteeing a hassle-free experience for you. We do all the work, so you and your employees can relax and enjoy the day.


Corporate Events

Need a unique venue for a corporate dinner, off-site meeting, or luncheon? The Houston Zoo can cater to your every need. Trying to find just the right idea for a team-building event? Try a Zoo scavenger hunt! If you’re planning a party for 2,000 or more, then maybe an evening Zoo rental is what you need. With a variety of venue options and delicious meal choices, we’ve got you covered!!  Prefer an employee picnic?
We can do that too.

Event Spaces

Indoor or outdoor, tropical or modern, seated or standing – we can make it happen! Let your mind run wild with ideas while looking at all the spaces and places within the Zoo where you can host your next event.


We provide extensive, full-service catering detailed to fit your specific party needs. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a stunning gala, we have the capabilities and resources to offer a truly unique social experience.

Event Enhancements

If you’re looking to have the most unique, special event in town, we’ve got plenty of special experiences and extras to be sure your guests have the best time. From animal experiences to airbrush tattoo artists, we can help you create the perfect party.

Birthday Parties – Host a Wild Birthday Celebration for Your Party Animal

Trying to think of a creative, fun idea for your child’s next birthday party? Look no further. Birthday parties at the Houston Zoo for kids 12 and under are a blast! Choose from three different pavilions, or if you need a bigger space, we can help you with that too. Our birthday party packages are the perfect solution – you book the date, and let us take care of the rest!

Social Events


From cocktail parties to class reunions, have your party at the Houston Zoo – you can be sure your guests will be buzzing about your event long after the party ends. Enjoy everything from an unforgettable pool-side evening on our sea lion deck to a lush tropical rainforest setting with cascading waterfalls in our Natural Encounters building.

Wedding Receptions


Looking for a stunning backdrop to your special day? The Houston Zoo has countless options to make your wedding reception memorable, fun, and unique for you and your guests. We have both indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate a wide range of party sizes.

Holiday Parties

Whether looking for creative ideas for your company’s next holiday party or trying to find the perfect space for a family Christmas or Hanukkah gathering, we’ve got you covered. Having your party at the Zoo will ensure a fun, unique, and memorable experience that all your guests will be talking about for years to come!