Company Outings and Group Picnics

Company Outings & Employee Appreciation Packages

Group Outings with More Than 1,000 of your wildest friends

Bring your group out to the Zoo for a wild event you won't soon forget! Our picnic packages are perfect for company outings and group get-togethers, or you can show your appreciation to your employees with our new, customizable and flexible “come at your leisure” options.

Employee Appreciation
A group of employees visits the zoo on their own time

ZooTampa Launches Customizable Corporate Packages Offering a FREE Meal with Single Day Admission!

Looking to provide your team with a much needed safe, fun and unique employee appreciation event or gift? Check out ZooTampa’s new corporate packages which provide a day of outdoor adventures complete with animals, entertainment and delicious food. For the price of a single day’s admission, a meal is included FREE!

These fully customizable packages are available in a variety of formats from single-day events to flexible “come at your leisure” options. In addition to admission and a meal, the packages can be tailored with unique experiences that fit every organization’s goals and budget. Not only can you help your employees reenergize with a day connecting with nature, your event also helps support a local non-profit whose mission is to protect and preserve wildlife!

For more information, please contact ZooTampa’s Director of Event Sales, Sheila LaNeve at 813-933-2421 or

Group Picnics
Guests in line for a buffet at an outdoor private event at the Zoo

Out-of-this-World Outings

Turn an ordinary picnic into an extraordinary outing at the Zoo! Enjoy mouth-watering favorites, expertly prepared by our chefs and served hot n’ fresh! Choose from several picnic options, like our Classic Picnic featuring burgers and hot dogs, our Backyard BBQ Picnic featuring pulled pork and BBQ chicken, or our Southern Style Picnic with savory rotisserie chicken and mouth-watering grilled ham steaks with pineapple.

Our picnic buffets require a minimum of 25 people, but if your group is smaller than that we can prepare a custom plated picnic package just for you!

Private Events with Global Impacts

ZooTampa is a leader in wildlife conservation, working to save endangered species around the world, from the Florida panther and manatee to the southern white rhino and Bornean orangutan. Your group's decision to hold their outing at our non-profit Zoo will have positive global impacts.

Young kids and parents gather for a private animal mingle at the Zoo
Playing a game of cornhole
Unforgettable Wildlife Connections
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
A woman and her child kneel down to get a closer look at a blue macaw during an animal mingle at the Zoo

Add Some Wild to Your Event

Give your guests an unforgettable experience with the addition of a Wildlife Connection. This unique opportunity offers and up-close look at the amazing animals that share our planet from the team that cares for them every day. Create a memorable event, all while supporting the Zoo’s critical conservation work.

A crowd gathers to watch elephants and other African animals in the savanna at the Zoo
A man wearing a tuxedo takes a fun selfie with a giraffe
Indoor & Outdoor Venues
Savanna Oasis
A large corporate event at the Zoo

Savanna Oasis

Impress your guests by hosting your next event in a wild setting at ZooTampa's Savanna Oasis. This 17,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled facility blends the beauty and wonder of nature and culinary sensations - giving you the ability to turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience. Located within the Savanna Reserve, your event will be among a variety of African species including zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Tom and Sandy Callahan Conservation Center
A private event is held outdoors and indoors at the Conservation Center at the Zoo

Tom and Sandy Callahan Conservation Center

View one of the endangered big cats in our care, the clouded leopard, when entering this newly constructed venue. This air-conditioned indoor space opens to a unique outdoor patio.

Max Capacity (indoor space): 20
Max Capacity (with outdoor space): 60
Max Capacity (with outdoor space & Roaring Springs): 100

Event Pavilion
Private event at the covered event pavilion

Saunders Pavilion

Create a memorable experience for your guests in our newly renovated event pavilion. Our team can help create the event you envision, from a casual picnic to a sophisticated gala. With a private entrance accessible from ZooTampa’s parking lot, Saunders Pavilion provides a sense of arrival for your guests.

Modified Safe Capacity: 350

Only sustainable flatware may be used in this venue

Zoo Buyouts
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Rent Out the Entire Zoo!

Enjoy exclusive use of ZooTampa at Lowry Park and everything it has to offer — beautiful landscapes, up-close animal experiences, rides and more.

For 1,000+ Guests