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Event Spaces


Indoor or outdoor, tropical or modern, seated or standing – we can make it happen! Let your mind run wild while looking at all the spaces and places within the Zoo where you can host your next event. Planning a child’s birthday party? The blue, yellow, or red pavilions in the Children’s Zoo are the perfect solution for a party of 55 or less, or check out the event spaces below if you need more room!


Brown Education Center

  • Daytime or evening rental
  • Private access gate
  • Restrooms inside the building
  • Hall seating: 180 (standing 350) – 4,000 sq. feet
  • Auditorium seating: 275
  • Classroom seating: 40 (built-in projector and screen included in rental)
  • Optional lawn seating: 150
  • Band or DJ with dancing permitted inside building

Jaguar Habitat

  • Evening rental only
  • Tranquil waterfall in exhibit
  • Surrounded by oak trees
  • Band and DJ with dancing permitted
  • Seating: 150

Masihara Pavilion

  • Daytime or evening rental
  • Easy access to restrooms
  • Band and DJ with dancing permitted
  • Seating capacity under tent: 400
  • Lawn seating capacity:  200
  • Cocktail style capacity: 1,200

Reflection Pool

  • Evening events only
  • Canopy of oak trees
  • Tranquil water fountains
  • Staging and band set-up permitted
  • Ample seating for large groups
  • Seating around pool: 500
  • Seating in lawn: 1,000
  • Standing: 2,500
  • 9,600 square feet

Sea Lion Deck

  • Evening rental only
  • Light music permitted in area
  • No glass or china permitted on deck
  • Seating: 60

Karamu Outpost

  • Daytime or evening rental
  • Easy access to restrooms
  • Band and DJ with dancing permitted
  • Seating under tent: 250
  • Lawn seating:  200
  • Cocktail style: 1,000

Kipp Memorial Aquarium

  • Evening rental only
  • Guests surrounded by aquatic exhibits
  • Light music permitted inside building
  • Band or DJ with dancing permitted outside building
  • Seating: 60
  • Standing: 80
  • 1,800 square feet

Natural Encounters Building

  • Evening rental only
  • Built-in sound system
  • Built-in granite counter-top bar
  • DVD flat screen above bar
  • Tranquil waterfall at entrance to greet guests
  • Private restrooms inside the building
  • Spacious area outside for additional seating
  • Band or DJ with dancing permitted outside building
  • Seating: 96
  • Standing: 150
  • 2,500 square feet

Reptile House

  • Evening rental only
  • Band and DJ with dancing permitted in building
  • Distinctive desert and tropical displays in exhibits
  • Seating: 150
  • Standing: 200