After-Hours Rentals






Our Zoo is a great place for a wedding or for company and corporate events! Hold after-hours or special weekend events for your organization. The Zoo grounds are available to rent for private functions during the hours of 5-9PM and for private all day rentals!

Base Rates per size of group:

1 to 50 guests $ 1000.00
51 to 150 guests $2,500.00
151 to 250 guests $3,500.00
251 to 350 guests $5,000.00
Rates for rental fee for groups over 350 guests available on request.

Corporate All Day Rental: Zoo will be closed to the public for the day and open just for your group. Base fee is $6,000.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the base rental fee is required with signed contract. Your group will be invoiced for the balance due within 10 days after event.

 We have a variety of special programs or services.  If you don’t see what you want, please ask and we are always willing to work with you to make your event unique and special.  Your special needs must be arranged at least two weeks prior to the event.

Special Add-Ons:

ZooChoo Train for 1 ½ hours of the event with unlimited rides for your guests:  $200.00.  Train rides will start ½ hour after the opening time of the event.  The train cannot run after dark for safety reasons.
Amphitheater Program with Keeper Talk with Animals (Education Department Animals) – $ 75.00
Animal Encounters with education animals – $50 per ½ hour per animal
Animal Host and Keeper for photos with your guests and your photographer- $75.00
Zoo photographer – $8.00 per printed photo in a folio
Behind the scenes tours (per group of 6 people) – $150.00
Late Bedtime to keep animals out in the exhibits past normal time – $75.00
Zoo staff available: gift shop personnel – $25 per employee per hour (rates apply after 5:00 pm)
8’ x 8’ pop-up tents w/ 1 table and 2 chairs per tent – 5 are available at $75 each

A limited number of extra tables are available – 5’, 6’ and 8’ sizes – at $5 per table

Caterers are not provided through the Zoo.  There are limited prep kitchen facilities on grounds.

Rental of large tents, extra tables, and chairs for the grounds may also be arranged through Aztec Rentals. If you would like the zoo staff to make these arrangements there is a 15% up-charge on the Aztec fees.

Additional Rental Opportunity:

The Picnic Pavilion is available to groups for rent during regular operating hours at a fee of $75.00 for a two-hour private group function. Group admission rates apply for 10 or more people. For an additional charge of $25 per hour, the pavilion may be available for longer than two hours.

For more information, call 540-343-3241 and ask to speak with someone about rentals!