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Outdoor Rental Sites

Full Zoo Rental

Imagine the amazement of your guests as they are treated to an exclusive adventure with the beauty of the Zoological Gardens as the backdrop. It’s the perfect atmosphere to make a special occasion, spectacular.
Seasonal, May to October
Available after regular Zoo hours

ARCTIC EDGE AND Arctic Conservation & Interpretive Center

This indoor and outdoor venue will bring your guests into the arctic no matter the time of year.  Surrounded by the Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, and Lynx exhibits, this unique setting will be sure to leave a lasting impression on guests.

 Available all year round  Accommodates: 40

Zoofari Courtyard

This tented site provides a classic setting for any event. Located off Meadow Drive, the Courtyard offers a semi-private area surrounded by greenery and a spectacular view of Delaware Park.
Seasonal, May to October
Accommodates: 100

Fountain Plaza

This is the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies or cocktail parties. A multi-tiered fountain sits directly in front of our lion and tiger exhibits creating a dramatic and entertaining setting for gatherings of all sizes.
Seasonal, May to October

Gazebo Lawn

This grassy area offers an attractive natural wood gazebo that is perfect for ceremonies, presentations, musicians or speakers. Located at the southwest end of the Zoo, the Gazebo Lawn is conveniently situated near restroom facilities.
Seasonal, May to October
Accommodates: 500

Sea Lion Cove

This amphitheater’s unique setting is surrounded by a 150,000-gallon saltwater exhibit with dramatic rock work and lush greenery. Lectures, ceremonies or one of our private sea lion shows would be the perfect addition to any event.
Seasonal, May to October
Accommodates: 200

Indoor Rental Sites

Children’s Resource Center

A climate controlled full-service banquet hall that offers a scenic view of the bison yard and Delaware Park. Space can be divided to suit small gatherings or can be used in full to accommodate larger events.

Available all year round – depending on availability
Full Room Accommodates: 300 standing / 220 seated
2/3 Room Accommodates: 200 standing / 150 seated
1/3 Room Accommodates: 100 standing / 80 seated


This indoor exhibit features a unique tented field research station. Your guests will be surrounded by the Australian Scrub, Southwest American Desert, and Tropical Rainforest exhibits which are home to some of the most entertaining animals in our collection.

Available all year round
Accommodates: 200 standing / 100 seated

M&T Rainforest Falls

Plan your next cocktail party surrounded by the sights and sounds of this unique rainforest setting amidst free-flighted birds, ocelots, giant anteaters, vampire bats, monkeys and our dramatic 25-foot waterfall.

Available all year round, after regular Zoo hours
Accommodates: 100 standing

For all Private Event Rental Inquiries please contact the Zoo’s Rental and Events Coordinator at (716) 837-3900 ext. 293.