Prom, Homecoming, and Other Social Events at the Zoo

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Prom, Homecoming, & Other Social Events at the Zoo

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Private Venues for Social Events
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For a Wild Private Event you won't get anywhere else

ZooTampa is the perfect place to host any social event, large or small! Our events team can help you choose the right venue for your event, whether it's our spacious indoor Savanna Oasis, our massive outdoor Events Yard, our more intimate Reilly's Reserve with a view of roaming giraffes and zebras, or our newly renovated Events Pavilion, re-opening this December. You can even rent out the entire Zoo! And don't forget to add up-close animal mingles to your event to really dazzle your guests!

Contact our Events Specialist today to schedule a venue tour, and learn how we can help with the logistics, catering, guest services and more.

Party with a Purpose

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 social event at our non-profit Zoo will have lasting positive impacts all over the world.

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Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
A woman feeds an African crowned crane during a private event at ZooTampa

Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets

ZooTampa's unique animal mingles and meet-&-greets set us apart from standard birthday venues. You and your wide-eyed guests can get up-close with exotic animals such as hedgehogs, porcupine, owl, macaws, hawks, tarantulas and more!

Animal mingles can be an added enhancement for any birthday celebration.

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 meerkats, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 150

Beer & Wine Garden
The outdoor beer and wine garden at ZooTampa

Beer & Wine Garden

Host your next event in this trendy outdoor space that’s nestled between oak trees draped with glowing lights. The perfect place for hosting a cocktail reception or casual dinner. This space makes for beautiful pictures!

Modified Safe Capacity: 50

Reilly's Reserve
Tables set up for a formal event at the Zoo

Reilly's Reserve

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

Event Yard
Kids gather around a member of the animal care team for an up-close mingle with a large coloful macaw

Event Yard

The sky is the limit! This open-air space is a blank canvas for you to have the event you desire. Our Event Yard is the ultimate venue for hosting large groups, company parties, networking or social events, and even concerts! There's plenty of space for multiple pavilion canopies, seating, tables, and an outdoor stage.

Modified Safe Capacity: 500