Whether you’re hosting a formal wedding or a casual barbecue, the Reid Park Zoo’s 24 acres of lush surroundings and diverse animal collection provide a wonderful backdrop for an unforgettable event. We are pleased to offer a variety of venues to suit the style of your event and provide your guests with an experience they’ll never forget.
Revenues from private events support the operation and development of the Zoo, help support conservation efforts, and enrich the Zoo’s education programs.
The following areas are available for rent within the luxurious 24 acres of the Reid Park Zoo. These areas are only available after the Zoo closes unless otherwise noted.
No monkeying around, this lush and vibrant outdoor area is the spot for wedding ceremonies, receptions, picnics, or anything you can dream up! Can accommodate up to 900 theater style , 500 sit-down, 1,000 reception.
This splendid garden patio is located in the luxuriant surroundings of our South America exhibits. Host a breakfast before the Zoo opens, or an early dinner or cocktail party before dusk. Space available before Zoo opening, or after Zoo closing before sunset. Seating accommodations for 80.
Plan for an adventure in Expedition Tanzania. Adjacent to Pachyderm Patio, this area provides the perfect ambiance for a wedding ceremony or cocktail reception. Up to 200 theater, 80 seated.
Overlooking Expedition Tanzania, home to five African elephants, the patio can be utilized for receptions and dinner parties. Beautiful Tucson sunsets abound. The patio is adjacent to Boma Camp and can accommodate 200 seated.
Conservation Learning Center Deck
Overlooking our beautiful Mill Pond and Aviary, the deck can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The deck is adjacent to a indoor meeting room. Up to 100 sit down. Available for use during zoo hours. Adjacent to CLC Meeting Room.
Conservation Learning Center Downstairs Area
The perfect spot for a presentation, meeting, or reception. The classroom is adjacent to the Presentation circle, Mill Pond and Aviary. Up to 100 people theater style, 80 sit down. A/V available. Not available during zoo hours.
Conservation Learning Center Meeting Room
This area has all your needs for a meeting plus a view of the Lion Tailed Macaque exhibit. Can be rented during zoo hours. Guests may enter through private gate. Up to 40 people theater style or at tables. A/V available. Available for use during zoo hours.
Conservation Learning Center Presentation Circle
Adjacent to the Conservation Learning Center (CLC), this area is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With a tranquil and lush backdrop, it's great for every occasion. Can accommodate up to 80 theater and 50-60 in the circle seated at tables.
Located near the Zebra and Rhino exhibits, this covered gazebo is the perfect setting for any occasion. Can accommodate 100 seated and 150 theater-style.
The Zoofari Cafe, built with sustainable building materials in 2010, is a 2200 square foot indoor space with air conditioning that can accommodate up to 100 seated guests indoors, and an additional 100 people may be seated on the two bordering patios.