Catering

Our event specialists treat you as the “mane” attraction and cater to your needs by offering amazing experiences, distinctive menus and a beautiful atmosphere, making every event remarkable.

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2020 birthday and special events

This year's birthday parties are back.  We have a few new event spaces that we think you'll find spectacular.  Be sure to check available dates as most of our birthday parties are seasonal.  Special event?  We can do that too.  These aren't just for birthdays this year - these amazing spaces are ideal for all occassions.

the den

One of our newest outdoor exhibits, Harmony Hill, offers an immersive experience with our Grizzly Bear, Tundra.  Head down to Harmony Hill's lower level viewing area, The Den, for a private event space offering more than just the BEAR necessities for you and your guests.  Don't forget to keep an eye on the large, surrounding windows to see our resident party-crashing grizzly, Tundra.  This outdoor venue features plenty of shade and is available seasonally from April through September.

Rental Price:  $400 (Members receive $75 off)
Includes: 2-hour rental and 20 admission tickets
Capacity: 30 guests (seated); 50 guests (flow)
Catering Minimum: $100
Available: 10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm daily (April - September)
Optional Add-Ons: Private animal experiences available including a VIP elephant demo and giraffe feeding.  Attractions packages also available.  Additional fees apply.

Click here to request more information.

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the sandbar

Come enjoy some time in the sand.  This sand floor event space is located in our brand new, Stingray Cove exhibit.  Hands will meet fins in this new interactive exhibit, which will give you a chance to touch and feed an array of stingrays and sharks while they swim carefree in a state-of-the-art habitat.  This outdoor venue will be available seasonally from June through September.

Rental Price:  $700 (members receive $75 off)
Includes: 2-hour rental, 20 admission tickets, stingray cove access / feeding for 20 and keeper talk. 
Capacity: 25 guests (seated); 30 guests (flow)
Catering Minimum: $100
Available: 9:00am-11:00am, 11:45am-1:45pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm daily (June - September)
Optional Add-Ons:  Attractions packages available.  Additional fees apply.

Click here to request more information.
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sealside party deck

Head toward the California Sea Lion exhibit, home of our daily Sea Lion demonstrations, for an unforgettable experience on our private, elevated Sealside Party Deck.  This second floor outdoor space boasts unobstructed views of our boisterous Sea Lions, perfect for catching one of the popular demos.  In addition, its close proximity to Explore the Shore Play Area, which features sand digging area and seasonal tide pool, is perfect for entertaining little ones.  This outdoor venue is available seasonally from April through September.

Rental Price:  $500 (members receive $75 off)
Includes: 3-hour rental space and 25 admission tickets
Capacity: 28 guests (seated); 40 guests (flow)
Catering Minimum: $100
Available: 9:30am-12:30pm &1:30pm-4:30pm daily  (April - September)
Optional Add-Ons: Private animal experiences available including a VIP elephant demo and giraffe feeding.  Attractions packages also available.  Additional fees apply.

Click here to request more information.

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llama landing

Looking for a llamazing place to host your next prviate event or birthday?  Then you're in luck because Llama Landing offers an all llama, no drama event experience.  This 2-hour rental ends with a private Llama demonstration, hosted by our knowledgeable keepers, allowing your group to get hands-on with our incredible llama boys, Jorge and Fernando.  This outdoor venue is available seasonally from June through September.  Don't delay, book this wooly cool rental today.

Rental Price:  $600 (members receive $75 off)
Includes: 2-hour rental, 25 admission tickets and Llama demo
Capacity: 30 guests (seated); 50 guests (flow)
Catering Minimum: $100
Available: 12:30pm-2:30pm daily (June - September)
Optional Add-Ons:  Attractions packages available.  Additional fees apply.

Click here to request more information.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

We allow the following items to be brought in for your birthday party.

ALLOWED:

  • Birthday cake and cake knife (cake knife only)
  • The Zoo DOES NOT provide cake or any other food storage before, during or after your event.
  • Birthday gifts (we do not provide storage so please bring a cart or be aware that gifts must be returned to your vehicle and are not allowed to be left in the space.
  • Limited birthday décor. Please let us know what you plan to bring as the Zoo does prohibit certain items.
  • Additional tickets can be purchased at the main gate in advance or on the day of the party.

NOT ALLOWED:

  • Balloons are strictly prohibited
  • Balls of any kind
  • Confetti
  • Weapons (toys or otherwise)
  • No costumes are allowed
  • No other food or beverages other than cake or dessert are allowed
  • Music/entertainment (check with us on other options)
  • Other, please check with your sales representative prior to
    bringing anything into the Zoo

What Do You Zoo Now?

For more information, please submit an inquiry and a birthday specialist will be right with you.