Private Events

Make your next event wild!

Hosting an event at ZooTampa is anything but ordinary. Whether they’re mingling with animals from around the world or enjoying our beautiful, immersive settings, your guests will have a unique experience unlike anywhere else!


When you host your event at ZooTampa, you can give your guests a WILD time with unique, one-on-one animal experiences. 


From small gatherings to large parties, there are a variety of venues available to meet the needs of every event size.


Let us put together a menu that is unique to your event. From plated meals to a buffet, our on-site catering team is available with an array of options.

Events that Make a difference

When you choose ZooTampa for your next event, not only will you enjoy an unforgettable experience, but you will be supporting our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and care for animals and protect the natural world we share.


Say "I do" at the Zoo

Your cake can be vanilla, but your wedding shouldn’t be! If you’re looking for a nontraditional wedding experience, look no further than this unique wedding venue. Your big day will without a doubt be one to remember—not just for you, but also for your guests! From beautiful, picturesque venues to incredible wildlife experiences, your wedding will truly be the day of your dreams.

Winner of the Best of Weddings 2021 award from The Knot

Birthday Parties

Happy Birthday to you, from your friends at the Zoo!

Looking for a fun place to host your child’s birthday party? Want to surprise the animal lover in your family with a WILD event? Host your birthday party at ZooTampa! We have packages available for every type of party – whether you want to treat your guests to a special photo from their day at the zoo or surprise everyone with a visit from Manny T or Flora Panther and everything in between, your birthday party is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Conventions & Large Events

Nothing says your convention has to be conventional.

Hotels and convention centers are ordinary and crowded. Give your guests an unconventional convention to remember! ZooTampa has experienced on-site event staff who specialize in planning and executing large events. Want to take over the entire Zoo? We also work with large corporations and industry professionals to hold large gatherings throughout the Zoo.

Corporate Events & Holiday Parties

Let's Get Down to Monkey Business

Give your employees an event they’ll talk about for years! Whether you’re hosting a holiday party, award ceremony, or any other corporate event, our team is here to make it extraordinary. Want to bring your holiday party to ZooTampa? The Zoo is decorated throughout the holiday season, making it an ideal, picturesque location for your event and giving your employees and their families a WILD time!

Company Outings

Group events with more than 1,000 of your WILDEST friends

Bring your group out to the Zoo for a WILD event! Whether it’s an employee appreciation day, team building, or company picnic, we have customizable packages to meet the needs of every event. Our packages are available in a variety of formats from single-day onsite events to flexible “come at your leisure” options.  Our onsite catering team is available to put together a mouth-watering menu your employees and guests will enjoy. 

Social Events

Bring the whole crew to the Zoo!

Whether it’s a family reunion, baby shower, school dance, or graduation party, ZooTampa is the perfect place for any social event, large or small. There’s a venue for every size and occasion with WILD experiences available to really dazzle your guests. 

An Event like no other

Unique Venues & Unforgettable Experiences

An event at ZooTampa is anything but ordinary. Each of our venues provide a unique experience that will wow your guests. From overlooking giraffes and elephants on our African Savanna to a beautiful outdoor setting, your event will be awe-inspiring.

Customizable Menus
Animal Experiences
Experienced Events TEam


Ready to plan your WILD event or need some more information? Contact one of our event specialists to get started.