Conventions & Large Events at ZooTampa
Nothing Says Your Convention has to be Conventional
Hotels and convention centers are ordinary and crowded — give your guests an unconventional convention to remember! The Zoo offers a variety of spacious indoor and outdoor venues to keep your guests comfortable, safe, and entertained. Mingle with exotic wildlife, enjoy first-class catering and guest services, and support our non-profit's mission of protecting key Florida species like the panther and manatee. You won't find a more unique space to host your next convention.
Indoor & Outdoor Convention Spaces
Large Safe Events
ZooTampa has experienced on-site event staff who specialize in the planning and execution of large events. Not only do we host our own large events, we also work with large corporations and industry representatives to hold big gatherings that take over the entire park. Our events team can handle everything from planning, logistics, decorations, catering and more. Our open-air setting and covered outdoor pavilion makes it easy for guests to be socially distanced, and our spacious indoor venues are perfect for times when a climate controlled environment is a must.
An Event that Makes a Difference
When you choose ZooTampa to host your convention, you're supporting a local non-profit with a conservation mission that spans across the globe. Your convention guests will appreciate being part of something so important, and they'll get to enjoy up-close experiences with the animals we're working together to protect.
Unforgettable Wildlife Connections
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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.
Indoor & Outdoor Venues
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 meerkats, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!
Modified Safe Capacity: 150
For a more intimate event, Reilly's Reserve is the perfect venue to dazzle your guests whilst overlooking the Savanna Reserve. Enjoy a plated dinner or buffet style with views of roaming giraffes, elephants and zebras to truly tie your wild event together.
For larger gatherings, Reilly's Reserve can be opened to combine space with the Savanna Oasis.
Modified Safe Capacity: 60
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