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Host an Event

From picnics, to meetings, to social and evening events, the Zoo is a great place for your next event! We manage herds, flocks, gaggles and mobs of animals at the Kansas City Zoo.

Imagine what we can do for your group, corporate outing or picnic. For more information email events@fotzkc.org.

Purr-fect Picnics

Picnic packages include zoo admission, food and beverages from an approved caterer and zoo-rific picnic location.

  • Picnics can accommodate groups from 40 to 400+ guests
  • Zoo admission and two hour rental of picnic area included in price
  • Guests can enjoy the zoo throughout the day of the event
  • $18 per person, children ages 2 and under are free

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Memorable Meetings

Add a little roar to your next meeting by hosting it at the Kansas City Zoo!

  • Meetings can be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with setup one hour prior
  • Rental includes zoo admission, tables and chairs
  • Food and beverages must be provided by one of our approved caterers or an additional fee will be charged

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Zoo-nique Social Hour

Enjoy weekday evenings at the Kansas City Zoo! Monday through Thursday, we offer a two-hour rental from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Each social hour includes an animal experience. Food and beverages can be provided by one of our approved caterers. Learn more

Exotic Evenings

There's nothing quite like the zoo after dark. Host your event for a unique zoo experience. Learn more

Wild Weddings

From rehearsal dinners to the big day itself, the zoo is an incredibly memorable way to celebrate the big day. Learn more


Company Picnic

"The zoo staff were so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day."

- Rebecca Worley

Rehearsal Dinner

"Our son's rehearsal dinner at the Polar Bear Exhibit was incredible."

- Fred & Marian Light