Facility Rental | The Topeka Zoo

Facility Rental

Make your next business or personal event a little more exciting! The Zoo is available to rent for corporate and family functions, including meetings, seminars, retreats, reunions, parties and picnics. The following buildings are available for events:

Gary K. Clarke Education Center

The Education Center, which can accommodate up to 75  people, includes restroom facilities, tables and chairs, and has optional screen/projector, and sound system. Must go no later than 5:00 PM, otherwise consider After Hours Rental below.

  • Includes up to 3 hours with extra hours available for purchase
  • Please call 368-0925 for details and pricing

Other spaces in the Zoo

Other spaces such as certain lawns are available for rental for weddings or other activities. Must go no later than 5:00 PM. Otherwise, consider After Hours Rental below.

  • Call 368-0925 for more details and pricing


Event Extras

  • Zoo admission – $5.25 per adult, $3.75 per children 3-12, $4.25 per senior, under 2 free  (admission is not included in rental rates)

After Hours Rental

The Gary K. Clarke Education Center is also available for after-hours events (after the Zoo closes at 5 p.m.). After-hours rental does not include admission for guests to tour the Zoo grounds, use of the Gary K. Clarke Education Center, or specific buildings to remain open. After-hours rentals may not be available on certain days of the year and are not available on holidays. Please call 368-0925 for any after hours rentals.

  • Option to tour indoor exhibits – With after-hours rental, guests may tour the Zoo grounds, however, the indoor exhibit buildings will be closed unless otherwise rented. The buildings may be kept open for your after-hours event (5 to 8 p.m.). The Tropical Rainforest may not be available after-hours depending on lighting conditions.

For more information or to schedule a date to rent Zoo facilities, contact us at 785.368.0925. Upon selection of a date, a facility rental agreement form will be provided to you. Completed forms must be returned at least two weeks prior to your event.