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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


“ Having an event at the Houston Zoo’s Nau Family Gorilla Treehouse was an experience our recruitment team at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center won’t soon forget. From the exhibits to the animals and the facilities to the food, our expectations were far exceeded. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the Zoo family for an afternoon!”
– Kevin Shipley, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

“Memorial Hermann has hosted several events at the Zoo and we always come away feeling like we received a once in a lifetime experience! The people are wonderful, the grounds are so beautiful and animals speak for themselves. Thank you for always getting it right!”
– Lorraine Wright, Memorial Hermann

“Great team building event. This is our busy time of the year and everyone said this made you take a breat and relax. Excellent food and service. Great venue. Everyone commented on how nice and friendly everyone was from the time you entered the Zoo.”
– Caran Crooker, Castex Energy


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