An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Winding paths through the tropical oasis of a botanical garden bring you to more than 4,000 rare and fascinating animals, including koalas, Galápagos tortoises, leopards, roaming peacocks, and more. Explore Africa Rocks to discover penguins, baboons, the mysterious fossa, weaver birds, and others unique creatures. The festive, lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place for family fun and gathering friends. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and exciting animal presentations and shows. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. Hope to see you soon!
Planning an event? Think outside the box and go a little wild!
The many event locations at the San Diego Zoo can help set your event apart from the rest with its beautiful settings and exotic wildlife. Whether your "herd" is gathering for a meeting, wedding, corporate team building, reception, family reunion, company picnic, conference or appreciation event, the decidedly unique setting of the Zoo will have your guests trumpeting about the experience!
Close to downtown San Diego, the San Diego Zoo offers a variety of meeting and party locations ranging from a plantation style room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a covered patio with Asian elephants in close view, to a large festive private party area that will be tented in the cooler months.
Of course, the fresh and unique venues are just one reason to plan your event at the Zoo. Your guests will not only take in the thousands of exotic animals, but also enjoy our delicious catering selections. You can even arrange to have one (or more) of our many animal ambassadors make a guest appearance at your event and/or arrange for a guest speaker that will be sure to energize and inspire your group!
The San Diego Zoo is ready to make your event memorable! Our Event Coordinators and Sales Specialists take great pride in customizing every event to make it the best yet. From guidance in choosing the best location to host your event to helping select from our amazing culinary options, we are with you every step of the way – even on the day of the event!
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