Plan Your Event

Enjoy the Zoo together! If you are planning a gathering for your church, business, civic organization, service club, family reunion, birthday or even a wedding, the zoo is an ideal location for you! The Racine Zoo campus offers various different venues for your desired event!

 

For more information about reserving your space at the Zoo, please call 262-636-9312 or email aolsen@racinezoo.org.

 

Download 2016 Zoo Rental Information


Jungle Junction 

Centrally located between the Zootique gift shop, Vanishing Kingdom and Max and Jenny's Jungle Grill, this open-air gazebo is the perfect location for your small picnic or party. Rental of this space includes two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 24 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $200

 

Safari Tent

In the heart of the Charles and Jennifer Johnson Land of the Giants, this durable canvas-sided tent is perfect for your event in any weather.  With access to electricity and a prime spot right next to the PlayZoo Playground this location will make a great spot for your day of Zoo adventures! Rental of this space includes the two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 16 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $200

 

Meerkat Manor 

Right in the center of the Zoo, Meerkat Manor is the ideal location for your event. Close to Max and Jenny's Jungle Grill, The Junior League of Racine Zoo Choo Express Train Depot, and Barnyard Safari, this fenced  picnic space is guaranteed to be a great time! Rental of this space the two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 32 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $250

 

Bear Backyard

Nestled just north of our Andean Bear, this large open grass area offers plenty of room for your event.  With abundant space, shady trees and a view of Lake Michigan, this site provides the ideal location for a relaxing afternoon here at the Racine Zoo. Rental of this space includes two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 40 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $300

 

Train Tract

This open lawn is the perfect location for your party.  Conveniently located between the Junior League of Racine Zoo Choo Express Train Depot and the PlayZoo Playground this location offers plenty of fun for all ages!  Rental of this space includes two hours of time, zoo admission with seating for up to 40 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $300

 

Helen Ireland Wildlife Theater

Right next to A.B. Modine Pond this scenic theater offers a unique opportunity for your next company function or meeting.  With bench seating, a stage and electricity this location will take your event to the next level. Rental of this space includes two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 45 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee:  $350

 

Racine Rotary West Safari Base Camp 

Our most versatile location, this pavilion on the Zoo’s far north side offers a picturesque view of beautiful Lake Michigan.  Located next to the Charles and Jennifer Johnson Land of the Giants and the Play Zoo playground, this location is perfect for any event from formal fundraisers to backyard barbeques. With thick canvas walls that can be deployed at a moment’s notice your event is guaranteed fun, rain or shine! Rental of this space includes two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 60 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $500

 

Charles and Jennifer Johnson Land of the Giants Private Events Area

Located in the northeast corner of the Zoo, this open area hosts large company picnics, wedding receptions and even the Zoo’s very own annual black-tie fundraiser! Within close proximity to the Zoo’s resident giraffes and rhinos, this open area can be transformed to exceed your expectations. Rental of this private picnic area also includes the use of the Rotary West Safari Base Camp pavilion.  Rental of this space includes two hours of time, Zoo admission with seating for up to 100 people and use of electricity.

Rental Fee: $850