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Venue Info

Reid Park Zoo is now accepting reservations for private parties and rentals! Please call 520-881-4753 or email for details. 

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. Zoo Members receive 10% off the base rental fee.


The following areas are available for rent within the luxurious 24 acres of the Reid Park Zoo.

Event Gardens

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.

Expedition Tanzania

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.

Pachyderm Patio

Overlooking Expedition Tanzania, home to African elephants, the patio can be utilized for receptions and dinner parties. Beautiful Tucson sunsets abound. The patio is adjacent to Boma Circle and can accommodate 200 seated.

Conservation Learning Center Deck

This rustically-elegant observation deck can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The deck is adjacent to a indoor meeting room. Up to 150 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 Flight Connection 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.