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.

Vendor Partners

Our preferred Denver Zoo partners are listed below and we recommend them for use with private events, if needed.

Event Policies

The gnitty gritty about having your event at Denver Zoo.

Fun Occasions

Your event and our wild imagination will inspire you inside our 80-acres of wonderment.  Imagine your child’s excitement in having his or her very own birthday party complete with a private outdoor deck, VIP giraffe feeding, amazingly celebratory elephant experience or an up-close animal encounter.   Or, be crowned the “official” hero of the family when you host the next family reunion in a setting that even your “least favorite uncle” falls in love with.  Speaking of love, we’ve reimagined the perfect wedding experience.  We will get you from engaged to wedded bliss inside Denver’s largest sanctuary.

Bring a little light to your holiday party.  Schedule a private holiday party (or even buy out the entire zoo) and experience a light safari with  more than 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across  lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

Scroll down to select your next fun event.  From birthdays to weddings, imagine the possibilities.


Looking for ways to take your event to the next level? Denver Zoo offers several options to enhance and enrich your event from animal encounters to rides on the Conservation Carousel.

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We Zoo Birthdays!

Looking for a great way to experience the Denver Zoo to celebrate your child’s birthday? Check out our We Zoo Birthday Package.  Enjoy a private birthday space, CubHouse, located in our upper deck in Northern Shores; surrounded by our ever-exciting sea lions, Explore the Shores kids play area & Splash park, and the new Harmony Hills Park (grizzly bears).  Our birthday package is ideal for children ages 3 and up.  (Do not be shy, adult birthday parties are ok too)

Seasonal availability.


If you receive an RSVP from a super cute giraffe, an amazingly hungry tiger and a tuxedo wearing sea lion couple, you know your wedding will not soon be forgotten.  RSVP to find out how we can arrange the most beautiful, awe inspiring and imaginative wedding that will leave your guests in amazement.  Just be sure the lorikeet does not catch the bouquet.  You may never see it again.


If it is that time of year again for the big family reunion that you have been dreading since the last boring one, let our over 80 acres and 4,000 animals provide a backdrop to a new kind of reunion.  Rent our private indoor event space or gorgeous giraffe meadow and enjoy our incredible food, vast array of unique experiences and end the reunion with a family carousel picture.  Imagine you and the entire family poised on our carousel for that one-of-a-kind lasting memory.

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zoo lights buyout nights

Ever thought of renting out the entire Zoo for your very own Zoo Lights party?  Private buyout preview nights are now available for 2019.  You can invite 1,000 or more of your friends or coworkers to enjoy the magic of Zoo lights before it opens to the public.  For more information and pricing, contact our sales team at

Zoo Lights Holiday

Zoo Lights provides the perfect backdrop for holiday celebrations. Come and experience a light safari with more than 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. As part of the event rental package, you will receive a private room and admission to Zoo Lights.

All facilities are located inside the Gates Center and are decorated for the holidays. Norgren Hall is our main indoor facility with large floor to ceiling windows and provides a spectacular view of our millions of twinkling lights.

The Studios are adjacent to the hall and are ideal for smaller gatherings.  They are also decorated for the holidays and can be rented for groups from 40 to 80 people or rented for additional space to Norgren Hall.

Ask about our private buyout nights.   A limited number of dates are now available for a 2019 preview buyout night.  Experience the magic of Zoo Lights with 1,000 or more of your coworkers and friends before it opens to the public.

Contact the Sales and Hospitality Team

We look forward to hosting your next event at the Denver Zoo.  Feel free to contact us and we’ll be with you shortly.

Phone:  720.337.1442