Walk on the Wild Side at the Phoenix Zoo

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Nestled within the buttes of Papago Park on 125 spectacular acres, the non-profit Phoenix Zoo brings the natural world to its guests while caring for more than 3,000 animals, including many endangered and threatened species. 

Yet we are more than a Zoo. We are also a one-of-a-kind destination for events of all types.

From lush tropical settings to the splendid beauty of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix Zoo offers unforgettable backdrops that will enhance your guests’ experience and create events that they will always remember.

The Zoo’s 16 indoor and outdoor venues can accommodate 20 – 1,000 seated guests or several thousand reception-style, making it the perfect destination for a wide variety of events and gatherings. From formal galas to informal meetings, wild corporate parties to tame family picnics, the Zoo can make your event dreams a reality.

Indoor venues include the expansive C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center, the secluded Stone House Pavilion or Ruby’s House (a wedding favorite), with twinkling lights and a private, picturesque patio. Outdoor venues embrace the beauty of the Zoo’s stunning surroundings. Celebrate in the festive Forest of Uco, beside the serene Savanna Overlook or perhaps under the stars at the Desert Tents.

Select from a list of the Valley’s top caterers, offering customized menus, specifically designed for you and your guests. Our staff excels in delivering superior hospitality from initial booking and planning to your event day. You can rest assured the Phoenix Zoo will make your experience exceptional and bring your vision to life.

This winter, your event will be even brighter at the Zoo. The Valley’s cherished holiday tradition, ZooLights, shines with millions of lights, lakeside music-in-motion shows, hundreds of glimmering light displays and our brand-new Wildlife Lantern Safari. All evening events during this time allow your guests to experience the magic and excitement of ZooLights. Dates fill quickly, so reserve now.

Come to the wild side and let the Phoenix Zoo help make your event a roaring success!  

For more information or to make a booking, please contact our Group Events Department at (602) 914-4301 or [email protected].