From a casual picnic or company BBQ to an over-the-top reunion or an elegant wedding, the Phoenix Zoo’s nearly 20 venues offer unique and beautiful backdrops for any event.

  • Social Events
  • Corporate Events
  • Fundraising Events
  • ZooLights Events

Whatever the occasion, our beautiful outdoor or indoor venues will make your next event one to remember. We have locations that can accommodate large or small groups in a beautiful one-of- a-kind setting no matter what you are planning.

  • Anniversaries
  • Baby showers
  • Bar / Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthday Celebrations for both kids and adults
  • Formals
  • Proms
  • Quinceñeras
  • Retirement parties
  • Weddings

We are a conveniently centralized location with easy access from Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe.

Other great features include:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Courteous & professional event staff on site
  • Catering list consisting of 5 of the valley’s top catering companies
  • Bar service

It’s a Jungle out there! Let us help you with your next corporate event. Whether it’s a tame business meeting or a wild company picnic the Phoenix Zoo has a unique venue for you. With several indoor or outdoor venues to choose from we have your event needs covered.

  • Business meetings
  • Conferences
  • Team Buildings
  • Product launches
  • Company picnics
  • Awards galas
  • Appreciation events
  • Tradeshows
  • Staff retreats
  • Holiday events

We are a conveniently centralized location with easy access from Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe.

Other great features include:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Courteous & professional event staff on site
  • Catering list consisting of 5 of the valley’s top catering companies
  • Bar service

The Phoenix Zoo allows non-profit groups to host fundraising events on zoo grounds.  From formal galas to laid back outdoor family focused events the zoo makes a unique backdrop to excite & delight your donors. Get them out of their usual surroundings and into the zoo. With exotic animals & lush landscaping in the back ground the Phoenix Zoo will leave your guests with a lasting impression & something to talk about after they go.

We are a conveniently centralized location with easy access from Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe.

Other great features include:

  • Free parking
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Courteous & professional event staff on site
  • Catering list consisting of 5 of the valley’s top catering companies
  • Bar service

Non-Profit organizations do receive a 25% discount on venue rental fees. Call today to see how we can make your next fundraising event a wild success!

Join the Phoenix Zoo for an exciting holiday season featuring ZooLights, the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition — Powered By SRP EarthWise Energy™. ZooLights shines with 4 million lights, more than 700 glimmering light displays and dazzling music and light shows with 15 thousand synchronized lights. ZooLights is open to the public Monday, November 23 through Sunday, January 10, 2016. All evening events during this time frame allow your guests to experience the magic and excitement of ZooLights. Dates fill quickly, so book your venue now and create an evening your guests will always remember!

Available during ZooLights Preview only
November 6 – 21, 2015

Be the first to experience the excitement of ZooLights before it opens to the public!

Yakulla Caverns

A lakeside picnic location in the center of ZooLights excitement!

Site Fee: $850 | ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 96 seated | 250+ reception-style
Includes: Permanent picnic-style seating for up to 96*
Four (4) heaters and lighting package**

Zebra Overlook

On the east side of the Zoo’s main lake just across from the Grevy’s zebra, this patio area is perfect for your holiday celebration.

Site Fee: $800 | ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 90 seated | 100+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 90*
Two (2) heaters and lighting package**

 

*Specialty seating requires additional rentals. | **Larger groups may require additional heaters and lighting.

Available during ZooLights Preview
and throughout the ZooLights Season

November 6, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Book Your Group Today, Call 602.914.4301

Hours: 5:30 – 10 p.m. Nightly

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Pavilion
At C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center

A versatile indoor facility and spacious attached terrace with a breathtaking view of ZooLights.

Site Fee: $3,500 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $3,000 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 240 seated | 500+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 240* | Three (3) heaters**
Podium and microphone | In-house AV system

Stone House Pavilion

This upscale banquet facility gives you the best of both indoors and outdoors; a private site during the magic of ZooLights!

Site Fee: $3,500 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $3,000 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 300 seated | 500+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 300* | Two (2) heaters**
Podium and microphone | In-house AV system

Lakeside

This lakeside event site is great for large groups with a front row seat for ZooLights!

Site Fee: $4,000 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $3,500 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 1,000 seated | 5,000+ reception-style
Includes: Picnic-style seating for 300*
Four (4) heaters and lighting package**

Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest”

This indoor/outdoor venue is right along the ZooLights path with a climate-controlled space for guests.

Site Fee: $1,200 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $1,000 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 90 seated | 100+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 90*
(Animals will not be on exhibit.)

Desert Tents

This Bedouin-style campsite is set away from the hustle and bustle of ZooLights.

Site Fee: $2,000 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $1,800 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 120 seated | 300+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 120*
Two (2) heaters and lighting package**
Central, natural gas campfire

Desert Grove

Surround your guests with the excitement of ZooLights in this private venue on the Arizona Trail.

Site Fee: $1,000 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $800 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 100 seated | 150+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 100*
Two (2) heaters and lighting package**

Podd Ramada

Perfect for smaller gatherings, this private, charming ramada is located on the main lake with a panoramic view of ZooLights.

Site Fee: $800 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $700 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 60 seated | 100+ reception-style
Includes: Picnic-style seating for 36*
Two (2) heaters and lighting package**

Ruby’s House

This elegant and very private outside venue is perfect for an intimate evening during ZooLights that won’t soon be forgotten!

Site Fee: $1,500 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $1,200 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 60 seated | 100+ reception-style
Includes: Round table seating for 60*
Two (2) heaters and lighting package**

Plaza de los Niños

An enchanting outdoor site offering flexibility and privacy while overlooking the Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail lake.

Site Fee: $3,500 (Thurs. – Sat.) | $3,000 (Sun. – Wed.)
ZooLights Admission: $9 each
Accommodates: 400 seated | 1,000+ reception-style
Includes: Picnic-style seating for 100*
Four (4) heaters and lighting package**

 

*Specialty seating requires additional rentals. | **Larger groups may require additional heaters and lighting.

Event Enhancement Activities & Experiences

Add one or more of the exciting experiences to your event here at the Phoenix Zoo! (additional fees apply)

Animal Encounters

  • Get up close to some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors
  • Minimum one hour with two animals and one instructor

Endangered Species Carousel

  • Take a ride on your favorite Zoo animals
  • Per person entry

Safari Train Tours

  • Offer your guests a narrated tour of the Zoo
  • Per person entry

Stingray Bay

  • Interactive touch tank exhibit
  • Per person entry

Zoo Trivia Hunt

  • A self-guided adventure through the Zoo
  • Send your guest out on a safari to find the answers to our animal-related questions
  • Includes questions, answer sheet, pencils and prize
  • Up to 500 people
  • Daytime only

Team Building

  • Structured team building programs are available to get your crew excited about working together
  • Programs are coordinated through outside adventure companies and executed on Zoo grounds

Bounce House

  • Let the kids jump around like monkeys
  • Minimum 4-hour rental with an attendant

Face Painting

  • Great for kids of all ages
  • Minimum one artist for two hours

Airbrush Temporary Tattoo Artist

  • Bring out your WILD side
  • Minimum one artist for two hours

Carnival Snacks

  • A festive addition to your event; choice of popcorn, sno-cones or cotton candy
  • Minimum 4-hour service with an attendant

Carnival Games

  • Fun fairway activity with a variety of games available
  • Minimum 4-hour rental with an attendant

Disc Jockey

  • Bring in an MC for your event to play music, announce activities and prizes
  • Minimum 4-hour rental

Casino Games

  • High rollers will love the many casino games available
  • Tables & Dealers are coordinated through outside Casino companies and brought to zoo venues.