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Some Wild Ideas for Your Event!

Special program options and amenities

The Buffalo Zoo is a great place to have a party!
The Zoo not only offers a unique and exciting place for your next event, but can also bring a bit of the wild side or more specifically wildlife up close and personal for your guests. Special animal presentations are a great way to impress guests of all ages.

Complete party packages can be arranged for your group from specially priced advanced admission to prepaid parking and ride tokens, scheduled entertainment and select catering services. It’s all waiting for you at the Buffalo Zoo!

Whatever your budget, we can swing it!

The staff at the Buffalo Zoo is as committed as you are in making your event a success. We take pride in offering personalized service for each and every function that takes place a the Zoo. A representative is available to walk though each and every step with you, from complimentary site tour during your initial planning stages to greeting each of your guests as they arrive on the day or evening of your event.

Lions, Tigers and Business Meetings...Oh My!

(banquets and business meetings)
Let the Buffalo Zoo provide a unique atmosphere to entertain clients, motivate employees or enhance your company presentations. Zoo staff will handle complete set-up and clean-up of your event. The Zoo’s select caterers offer a variety of choices from refreshments and cocktails to complete breakfast, brunch or dinner selections. Tables, chairs, podium with microphone are available for your reception or meeting.

Based on seasonal availability, additional amenities such as train and carousel rides and animal presentations are offered to enhance your visit.

Zoo admission tickets are also available to corporate and business groups to sell at discount rates to their employees through our consignment ticket program. For additional information on this program contact Wanda Hurley at

Casual or Black Tie & White striped! Ceremonies / Receptions

Whatever the occasion, the Zoo has the right habitat for your special event. Whether it is a company picnic or a wedding reception, your guests will enjoy the first class treatment and accommodations which the Buffalo Zoo and its staff will provide.

Zoo sites for ceremonies are arranged at no fee for groups booking receptions at the Zoo.


Facilities indoor & outdoor available CLICK HERE.

For additional information please contact our Private Events Coordinator, at (716) 837-3900 ext. 293.
Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.