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Reserve the Entire Zoo for Your Event

Rent the Zoo – January-October

We’ve got room for the entire herd! Invite your group to take a walk on the wild side and explore the Houston Zoo after hours. This enchanting experience provides the rare opportunity to see the Zoo after the sun sets. Your party animals will enjoy unlimited spins on the Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel and a dining experience under 100 year old oak trees as sea lions bark and birds chirp. Reserve the entire Zoo for your next big company picnic, conference, reception, or convention and let the raving reviews roar in!

This wild reservation is available on select dates from January-October. Contact us today to reserve your date.

Your Reservation Includes

  • Private access to the Zoo for four hours, in the evening after the Zoo closes to the public
  • 1,000 admission tickets for your event (additional tickets available for purchase)
  • Animal encounters and Meet The Keeper Talks
  • Access to four indoor animal viewing spaces: Kipp Aquarium, Natural Encounters Building, Reptile House and Bug House
  • Unlimited rides for three hours on the Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel
  • Animal habitats open until dusk for your guests to view
  • Optional upgrade: add the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park*
  • Additional entertainment options available*
  • Variety of meals, snacks and beverages available*

*Additional fees may apply

Rent the Zoo During Zoo Lights – November

Experience one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions before it opens to the public for the season! Reserve the entire Zoo for your next company holiday party or picnic, after it’s been transformed into a winter wonderland. Your guests will delight in sights and sounds of the season as they stroll through fifteen miles of eco-friendly LED lights and enchanting displays. Top the evening off with festive food and fare and this is an event that will be talked about for years to come.

This exclusive reservation is available on select dates in November. Contact us today to reserve your date.

Your Reservation Includes

  • Private access to Zoo Lights for four hours, in the evening after the Zoo closes to the public
  • 1,000 admission tickets for your event (additional tickets available for purchase)
  • Animal encounters and Meet The Keeper Talks
  • Access to four indoor animal viewing spaces: Kipp Aquarium, Natural Encounters, Reptile House and the Bug House
  • Unlimited rides for three hours on the Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel
  • Lights and holiday displays glowing throughout the Zoo for your guests to explore and enjoy
  • Holiday crafts and entertainment options available*
  • Seasonal meals, treats and beverages available*

*Additional fees may apply


Event Enhancements

Want to ensure your guests have a roaring good time? Add on a few of these exciting experiences and extras to create an event like no other in town!

Souvenir Conservation Wristbands
Centerpieces and Upgraded Table Linens
DJ and Bands
Face Painter or Airbrush Tattoo Artist
Bounce House
Additional Entertainment
For Zoo Lights: Holiday Entertainment

Catering

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 celebration a truly unique event experience.

American Grill
Texas Fajitas
Smokehouse BBQ

An expanded menu is available upon request.


Find Out More

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
713-533-6833
events@houstonzoo.org