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Rental Facilities

Water's Edge Events Park

Entire Water's Edge Event Park:
Includes two plaza pavilions, two boardwalk shelters and a 42'x38' stage. Scenic, park-like setting, on the bank of the Scioto River.  Capacity: 1,300
Water's Edge Plaza:
Includes both plaza pavilions and stage. Capacity: 950
Water's Edge Pavilion 1 or 2:
Indoor/outdoor, heated pavilions. Capacity: 160 each
Water's Edge Boardwalk: 
Includes both adjacent indoor/outdoor heated boardwalk pavilions along the Scioto River. Capacity: 320
Water's Edge Boardwalk Shelter 1 or 2:
Indoor/Outdoor heated pavilions along the Scioto River. Capacity: 160 each


Activity Pavilion

Entire Indoor Activity Pavilion:
Includes all rooms which are heated/cooled and located close to the front gate and gift shop. Capacity: 400

Indoor Activity Pavilion:
Seas/Jungle/Desert Room - Individual rooms within Activity Pavilion. Capacity: Seas/Desert - 120 to 144, Jungle - 80 to 100

Tiger Shelter

Open-air shelter located just ouside of our new Asia Quest region. Capacity: 100

Colo's Cove

Open-air shelters within the newest section of the Zoo, Jungle Jack's Landing.

--Macombo, Millie, Emmy, Oscar and Toni Shelters
       Capacity: 240 covered per shelter

--Cora, Timu and Bambio Shelters
       Capacity: 120 covered per shelter

Safari Café

The Safari Club House can accomodate up to 75 people and is available for private events during the Wildlights season.

Specialty Facilities

Have your next cocktail party or intimate event with the animals. Whether you choose to gobble with the gorillas or munch with the manatees, these venues create a memorable event! Beverage and appetizer services are available. Dinners can only be served when renting a separate facility in addition to a region listed below. All outdoor exhibits are subject to weather.

Voyage to Australia and the Islands

Private viewing of gibbons, orangutans, koalas and other animals in the region and use of Bob and Evelyn's Roadhouse Nocturnal Building until dusk.

African Forest Encounter

Private viewing of gorillas, bonobos and other African animals until dusk.

Shores Excursion

Private viewing of Discovery Reef, Manatee Coast, reptile building and penguin habitat until dusk.

North American Adventure

Private viewing of Habitat Hollow, North American train and viewing of animals located in the North American region until dusk.

Asia Quest

Private viewing of Siberian tigers, sun bears, markhors, langurs, and other Asian animals until dusk.

New! Polar Frontier

Private viewing of polar bears, brown bears and Arctic foxes until dusk.

To book any of these facilities or for more information about booking your event please call (614) 724-3785.