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:
The Education Center, which can accommodate up to 100 people, includes a kitchen and restroom facilities. The facility includes tables and chairs, screen, podium, sound system and stage.
This open-air pavilion can accommodate up to 75 guests. It includes tables, chairs and electrical access. The pavilion is lighted. Note – rental of the pavilion is not available during times when the Polar Ice Cap (ice skating rink) is in use.
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, the option to keep specific buildings open for tour, and the option to serve alcoholic beverages (permit required and no one under 21 allowed during rental). After-hours rentals may not be available on certain days of the year and are not available on holidays. Please call 368-9134 (Monday-Friday 9-5) for any after hours rentals.
For more information or to schedule a date to rent Zoo facilities, contact us at 785.368.9134. 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.