Plan a Picnic

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Picnics 

We don’t monkey around when it comes to offering your group a quality experience at an affordable price. Sure to please most budgets, the Zoo offers unique locations for casual business meetings, cozy family reunions or the yearly company picnic. 

In the months of April-June and September-November, all picnics require a minimum of 100 people.
In the months of January-March, July-August and December, all picnics require a minimum of 50 people. 

With facilities that can accommodate groups of any size, planning your picnic at the Zoo is sure to bring you rave reviews. We can even take care of the food! Check out all of the menus!


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Lancer Catering

Signature Picnics

Menus include:
Listed sides
Two beverages:

  • Regular tea
  • Sweet Tea
  • Lemonade

Budget Beater

Adult $21.00 pp, Child $15.00 pp

1/4 lb. hamburger • all-beef hot dog • served on freshly baked buns • potato chips • sliced watermelon
Condiments: sliced American cheese • diced onions • mustard • ketchup • dill pickle slices & relish • old fashion popsicles

Southern Picnic Basket

Adult $23.00 pp, Child $18.00 pp

Crispy fried chicken • corn muffins • macaroni salad • sliced watermelon • fudge brownies

Classic Cue

Adult $22.00, Child $17.00

Smoked slow brisket – rubbed with our special spices and hickory smoked on site • served on freshly baked buns • creamy coleslaw • slow baked crock beans • freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

Sunny Days

Adult $21.00 pp, Child $16.00 pp

1/3 lb. Angus hamburger • all-beef jumbo hot dog • freshly baked buns • macaroni and cheese •
Condiments include: sliced American cheese • diced onions • lettuce • tomato • mustard • ketchup • mayo • dill pickle slices & relish • freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

Memphis Smokehouse Picnic

Adult $21.00 pp, Child $15.00 pp

Pulled pork sandwich – smoked on site • served on freshly baked buns • creamy coleslaw • spaghetti and red sauce • fudge brownies

A La Carte Picnic Menu

Beverages:

  • Fresh-Brewed Tea: $9.00 per gallon
  • Fresh-Brewed Sweet Tea: $9.00 per gallon
  • Lemonade (5-gallon min): $9.00 per gallon
  • Fruit Punch (5-gallon min): $10.00 per gallon
  • Coffee (3-gallon min): $13.00 per gallon
  • Assorted Bottled Sodas: $2.00 each
  • Bottled Water: $2.00 each

Extras (per guest):

  • All-beef hot dog $2.00
  • Chicken Breast Sandwich: $3.00
  • Hamburger: $3.00
  • Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich $2.50
  • Smoked Sausage $2.50
  • Cornmeal Dusted Farm Raised Catfish $3.00
  • Veggie Burger $3.25

Accompaniments (per guest):

  • Old-Fashioned Potato Salad: $2.00
  • Creamy Coleslaw: $1.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese: $2.00
  • Mixed Green Salad $2.00
  • Watermelon Slices $1.00
  • Potato Chips: $1.00
  • Crock Baked Beans: $1.00
  • Pasta Salad: $2.00

Platters (per guest):

  • Seasonal Garden Vegetable array: $2.00
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tray: $2.00

Snacks & Treats (per guest):

  • Ice Cream Sandwich: Inquire about current offerings and pricing
  • Warm fruit cobbler: $2.00
  • Jumbo Cookies: $1.50
  • Fudge Brownies: $1.50
  • Fresh strawberry shortcake: $2.00
  • Banana Pudding $2.00


Corky's

Menu 1:

Adult $22.50 pp, Child $17.00 pp

Includes two meats: pork shoulder, BBQ chicken or Italian spaghetti. Sides are baked beans, cole slaw and buns. Meal served with iced tea and lemonade. Food served buffet style.

Menu 2:

Adult $23.00 pp, Child $17.00 pp

This menu includes 1/3 lb. hamburgers, all-beef hot dogs, baked beans and cole slaw with fudge brownies for dessert. Hamburgers and hot dogs are grilled on-site. Drinks provided are iced tea and lemonade. All condiments and fixins' are included and food is served buffet style.

Menu 3:

Adult $24.00 pp, Child $18.00 pp

Meal includes hand-breaded catfish, hushpuppies and baked beans, cole slaw and bread. All fried on site. Drinks include iced tea and lemonade. Food is served buffet style.

Menu 4:

Adult $22.00 pp, Child $18.00 pp

This menu includes Southern Fried Chicken, spaghetti, baked beans, cole slaw and bread. Drinks provided are iced tea and lemonade. Food is served buffet style.

Extras: (add to any menu)

  • World Famous, Award Winning Ribs - $6.00 pp
  • 1/3 lb. chargrilled hamburger - $3.00 pp
  • All-beef hot dog - $2.00 pp
  • Twice baked potato salad - $2.00 pp
  • Macaroni & cheese - $2.00 pp
  • Assorted Ice Cream novelties - $2.00 pp
  • Peach cobbler - $2.00 pp
  • Fudge & pecan pie - $2.00 pp
  • Banana pudding - $2.00 pp
  • Sausage & cheese Tray (serves 20) - $45.00
  • Vegetable Tray (serves 25) - $30.00
  • Fruit tray (serves 25) - $40.00
  • Assorted Soft Drinks - $1.50 per can
  • Bottled water - $1.25 per bottle

A Moveable Feast by Hog Wild

All menus below include condiments, iced tea and lemonade and all paper supplies

Menu 1:

 Adult $22.00 pp Child $17.00 pp

Real Memphis Barbeque: Pulled pork shoulder, smoked chicken leg quarters, traditional cole slaw, BBQ baked beans, homemade fudge brownies, buns & sauce included

Menu 2:

Adult $23.00 pp Child $17.00 pp

Burger & Dog Extravaganza: 1/3 pound ‘Killa” burger, “Better than ball park” dogs, traditional cole slaw, veggie pasta salad, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and cheese, mustard, mayo, ketchup and homemade fudge brownies. Burgers and Dogs cooked on site.

Menu 3:

Adult $26.00 pp Child $18.00 pp

The REAL, Southern Catfish Fry: Delta, farm raised catfish fillets, award-winning hush puppies, traditional cole slaw, BBQ baked beans, fudge brownies

Extras: for all or a portion of guests

  • Baby Back Ribs $25/slab: $2.00/bone
  • Beef Brisket $6.50 pp
  • Smoked Chicken $4.50 pp
  • Italian spaghetti with meat sauce $3.50 pp
  • Traditional Caesar salad $2.50 pp
  • Corn on the Cob $2.00 pp
  • Bistro potato salad $2.00 pp
  • Veggie pasta salad $2.50 pp
  • Potato chips $1.50 pp
  • Banana Pudding $2.00 pp
  • Cobbler $2.50 pp

Belly Acres

Menu 1: Burger Bar

 Adult $22.00 pp Child $16.00 pp

Choice of two patties (grass-fed beef or turkey), brioche buns, toppings (see below), choice of two sides (see below), lemonade and iced tea.


Toppings

  • yellow cheddar
  • spring mix lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • pickles
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo

Choice of two sides

  • house made chips
  • sweet potato chips
  • potato salad
  • slaw
  • fresh seasonal fruit
  • side salad (+.50 per person)

Menu 2: Burger Bar Plus

Adult $24.00 pp Child $17.00 pp

Choice of two patties (grass-fed beef or turkey), brioche buns, all natural beef hot dogs with buns, toppings (see below), choice of two sides (see below), lemonade and iced tea and chocolate chip cookies.


Toppings

  • yellow cheddar
  • spring mix lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • pickles
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • caramelized yellow onions
  • sauteer mushrooms
  • bacon
  • choice of an extra cheese

Choice of two sides

  • house made chips
  • sweet potato chips
  • potato salad
  • slaw
  • fresh seasonal fruit
  • side salad (+.50 per person)

Menu 3: Cheese Steak Bar

Adult $26.00 pp Child $18.00 pp

Build your own cheese steak sandwich! Lemonade and Ice tea

Meat Options

  • Chicken
  • Beef

Toppings 

  • yellow cheddar cheese
  • provolone cheese
  • sautéed bell peppers
  • sautéed red onions
  • sautéed yellow onions
  • sautéed mushrooms
  • sautéed jalapenos

Choice of two sides

  • house made chips
  • sweet potato chips
  • potato salad
  • slaw
  • fresh seasonal fruit
  • side salad (+.50 per person)

Menu 4: Cold Cut 

 Adult $20.00 pp Child $15.00 pp

Build your own cold cut sandwich. Lemonade and ice tea and freeze pop popsicles 


Bread

  • white 
  • wheat

Meat

  • turkey 
  • ham
  • roast beef

Cheese 

  • yellow cheddar
  • provolone

Toppings

  • yellow mustard
  • dijon mustard
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • pickles
  • iceburg lettuce
  • mayo

Choice of two sides

  • house made chips
  • sweet potato chips
  • potato salad
  • slaw
  • fresh seasonal fruit
  • side salad (+.50 per person)

Extras: for all or a portion of guests

  • Mac and cheese: $2 pp
  • Baked beans: $1 pp
  • Hot seasonal veggies $2.50 pp
  • House-made veggie burger $4 pp
  • Chocolate chip cookies $1.5 pp
  • Popsicles $1.00 pp
  • Canned sodas $1.00 pp
  • Bottle water $1 pp

Zoo add-ons to any catering package:

Parking passes

$3.00 per pass when ordered with picnic package. - redeemed on the day of your event.The Zoo will issue parking passes to be redeemed on the day of your event. Regular Zoo parking is $5.00 per vehicle!

Unlimited rides wristband

$5.00 per person

These wristbands will allow everyone in your group to ride the Farm train, the tram tour throughout the Zoo, and all other kiddie rides an unlimited number of times throughout your visit.

Stingray Bay

$3 per person

The exhibit will allow visitors a unique, hands-on experience with marine wildlife, including stingrays and sharks. Zoo visitors will get to safely interact with the marine animals through touch. 

Facepainter

$150 per hour

Your guests may choose from a wide variety of face painting designs. Please contact Kamans at 901.333.6514.

Magic Mr. Nick

An awesome one-hour interactive magic show! Call 901.333.6572 for pricing and availability.

Air Tattoo Artist

$150 per hour

Choose from a wide selection of temporary tattoos is offered to your guests. Please contact Kamans at 901.333.6514.


*The Zoo does not endorse any of the above caterers. These caterers have all been approved to work at the Memphis Zoo.

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