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Corporate Events


Need a unique venue for a corporate dinner, off-site meeting, or luncheon? The Houston Zoo can cater to your every need. With a variety of venue options and delicious meal choices, we’ve got you covered! Consider us for your next board meeting or company retreat.

Venue Options

Explore the special event venues below. These spaces are ordered with your guest count in mind. Whichever you choose, the Special Events staff at the zoo will work with you to make your private event elegant and unique.

New Venues at Gorillas

Three new venues are available for your private event beginning in the summer of 2015, within our brand new Gorillas habitat area. Make your reservation today and reserve your chosen space.

Nau Family Gorilla Treehouse – up to 60 guests
The Robert & Janice McNair Foundation Great Ape Gallery – up to 60 guests
Gorilla Arrival Building – up to 60 guests

Choose from our Many Venue Options

The Onstead Foundation Chimpanzee Habitat -
up to 60 guests
Sea Lion Deck - up to 60 guests
Herbert A. & Elizabeth N. Kipp Memorial Aquarium -
up to 60 guests
Twiga Café - up to 90 guests
The Carruth Natural Encounters Building - up to 100 guests
Reptile House - up to 100 guests
Jaguar Habitat - up to 120 guests
The Brown Education Center - up to 150 guests
Karamu Outpost - up to 200 guests
Masihara Pavilion - up to 400 guests
Reflection Pool - up to 1,500 guests
Reserve the Entire Zoo


“ The Zoo is an exciting venue for an event. We held a corporate retreat all day at the zoo…After working all day on work related topics it was pleasant to walk out into the zoo to see the animals and relax. I will return to this venue for future events and strongly recommend it to others for a great day.”
– Allison Skelton. Houston Methodist

“Our company enjoyed having our event at the Zoo. The setting was great and provided a unique atmosphere for all who attended.”
– Brieanne Roy, TransCanada

“This is my second time hosting an event at the Houston Zoo, and I was just as pleased as the first time around. Communication and coordination with the event rep was easy and efficient. Our event at the zoo will be one I keep on our calendar for the foreseeable future.”
– Natasha Hakala, Riverstone Community


We provide extensive, full-service catering detailed to fit your specific party needs. By serving locally sourced and sustainable products, we have the capabilities and resources to make your business luncheon, intimate dinner, or stunning gala a truly unique event experience.

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Event Enhancements

If you’re looking to have the most unique special event in town, we’ve got plenty of exciting experiences and extras to ensure your guests have the best time. From animal experiences to beautiful décor, we can help you create the perfect party.

Animal Experience
Scavenger Hunt
Conservation Wristbands
DJ and Bands
Upgraded Linens

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Questions? Need Pricing? For more information, fill out our convenient form, and a Houston Zoo Special Events representative will contact you with all the answers.

Houston Zoo Special Events