Make your event even more special at The Toledo Zoo!

Whether it’s an evening reception, an afternoon picnic or an all-day gathering, The Toledo Zoo has the menus and the venues to make your event just perfect. Check out our facilities below and you’ll see how adaptable we can be to accommodate your needs!

Parties & Rehearsal Dinners

Arctic Encounter

Catered reception at Arctic Encounter

Visit the Arctic during your next special event! Enjoy your specially catered meal surrounded by waterfalls, running streams and artificial rock and ice exhibits—not to mention polar bears and seals! A party in the Arctic has never been so warm.
Maximum Capacity: 50 people seated, 100 for a cocktail reception
Availability: Year-round, available after daily operating hours except during The Lights Before Christmas

African Lodge

Main dining hall at the Africa Lodge

Your guests will be treated to an impressive cultural experience as they take in the beauty of African art in the Lodge. Whether you host a formal dinner or a casual cocktail reception, our catering staff has you covered for an excellent evening. Projection equipment and sound system available.
Maximum Capacity: 125 people seated, 225 for a cocktail reception
Availability: Year-round, during regular operating hours and evenings until 11:00 p.m.

Parties for Kids and Small Family Gatherings

Animal Party Rooms

Kids’ birthday at the Animal Party Room

(located across from the Nairobi Events Pavilion)
From birthday parties to children’s gatherings, let the Zoo host your party and take the stress out of get-togethers!

Click here for birthday party details.

Maximum Capacity: 40 guests total
Availability: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Meetings

Conference Rooms at the African Lodge

Treetops conference room at the African Lodge

The distinctive conference rooms in our African Lodge provide the essentials for any business engagement with a unique atmosphere that your clients or guests will never forget.
Maximum Capacity: 25 people seated conference style
Availability: Year-round, during regular operating hours and evenings until 11:00 p.m.

Large Capacity

Broadway Pavilion

Entrance to the Broadway Pavillion

Overlooking the historic Amphitheater, the beautifully landscaped Broadway Pavilion provides secluded, shaded seating away from the crowds of the park.
Maximum Capacity: 500 people
Availability: April through September during regular operating hours and evenings until 11:00 p.m.

Nairobi Pavilion

Large event at the Nairobi Pavillion

Part of the Zoo’s spectacular Africa! exhibit, the spacious Nairobi Events Pavilion is the perfect place for your large-scale special event.
Maximum Capacity: 900+
Availability: April through December, days and evenings

Presentations and Performances

Indoor Theater

The Museum of Science’s historic theater

Built in the 1930s, this WPA-era theater is unparalleled in craftsmanship and design. Located inside the Museum of Science, the Indoor Theater provides a dramatic backdrop for any performance or group presentation. Projection equipment, lighting system, and sound system available.
Maximum Capacity: 430 people
Availability: January through September, during regular operating hours and evenings until 11:00 p.m.

Amphitheater

The Amphitheater

This outdoor facility has been a Toledo landmark since 1936. Renovated in 1996, the Amphitheater is perfect for an outdoor rally, concert or ceremony.
Maximum Capacity: 4,500 people
Availability: April through September, during regular operating hours and evenings until 11:00 p.m.


Click on the map image above to download a printable PDF version of a Zoo map with our rental facilities

For menu options, wedding packages, or additional information about the Zoo’s group rates or rental facilities, please contact the Group Sales Department at (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001.
We hope to hear from you soon!