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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. 

 All picnics require a minimum of 100 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 for:

     

  Memphis Zoo Catering and Events Menu

Breakfast Buffet_________________________________________________                                                           

Selections are served with orange juice, V8 juice and full-service coffee.

 

Classic Continental                                                                                                                                 $18.00

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Assortment of Freshly Baked

Muffins

Bagels and Breakfast Breads

Cream Cheese, Butter and Preserves

 

Classic Breakfast Buffet                                                                                                                        $20.00

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Freshly Baked Muffins, Danish and Bagels

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Crisp Bacon

Sausage Links

Breakfast Potatoes

 

Southwestern Breakfast                                                                                                                       $22.00

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Freshly Baked Muffins, Danish and Bagels

Cream Cheese, Butter and Preserves

Western Scrambled Eggs with Ham, Onion and Green Peppers

Crisp Bacon

Sausage Links

Breakfast Potatoes

 

Grab N Go Lunches_______________________________________________                                                           

 

Sandwich Box                                                                                                                                           $11.50

Choice of sandwich or wrap

Selections are served with bottled beverage, chips, pickle spear and cookie.

Turkey and Cheese

Mediterranean Veggie

Tuna Salad

Chicken Salad

Ham and Swiss

Italian

 

Salad Boxes                                                                                                                                              $11.50

Choice of salad

*Choice of grilled chicken or salmon.                                                                                                 $13.00

Selections are served with bottled beverage.

Greek Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Southwest Salad with a Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Asian Sesame Salad with Sesame Asian Dressing

Seasonal Green Salad

               Choice of Ranch, Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette or Honey Mustard

 

 

Sack Lunches                                                                                                                                            $5.25

Choice of sandwich on a bun

Selections are served with bottled water, chips, and a cookie.

Turkey and Cheese

Ham and Cheese

PB&J Uncrustables

 

 

Picnic Buffets_______________________________________________                                            

Selections are served water and iced tea.

 

ZOOBQ                                                                                                                                        $23.00

Choice of three entrees

BBQ Boneless Chicken Breast

Pulled pork Shoulder

Memphis Ribs

Smoked turkey breast

Grilled hamburgers or garden burgers

Jumbo all beef dog

Choice of two sides:

               Coleslaw

               Potato Salad

               Vegetable Pasta salad

               Baked Beans

Choice of two sides:

Fresh bakery rolls

               Kettle Chips

               Fresh baked cookies and brownies

              

American Fare                                                                                                                                         $20.50

Choice of three entrees

Grilled hamburgers

Grilled chicken breast

Grilled bratwurst

Jumbo all beef dogs

Hot dogs

Choice of two sides:

               Coleslaw

               Potato Salad

               Vegetable Pasta salad

               Baked Beans

Choice of two sides:

Fresh bakery rolls

               Kettle Chips

               Fresh baked cookies and brownies

 

 

Picnic Buffets (Continued)______________________________________________                                            

Selections are served water and iced tea.

 

Overland                                                                                                                                                   $19.50

Choice of three entrees

Sliced Smoked turkey

Sliced ham

Homemade tuna salad

Homemade chicken salad

Served with America, Swiss and Monterey Jack cheeses

Garnish/Condiment tray and assorted breads and croissants, Kettle chips

Choice of two salads:

               Coleslaw

               Potato Salad

               Caesar

               Garden

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Central BBQ

Menu #1                                                                                           Adult $26/Child $22

Pulled Pork BBQ

Pulled Pork Chicken

Portabella Mushroom (Vegetarian option if needed)

Beans

Slaw

Iced Tea & Lemonade

Banana Pudding

(Staff, plates, napkins, utensils included)

 

Menu #2                                                                                           Adult $28/Child $24

Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Collard Greens & Mushrooms (vegetarian option upon request only)

Tortilla Chips and House Chips

BBQ Sauce

Nacho Cheese

Shredded Cheese

Jalapenos

CBQ Shake

 

Smoked Hot Wings (2 per person)

Marinated, Smoked & Fried

Choice of wet, dry, naked, jerked, sweet heat, honey gold

Served with Ranch, Blue Cheese, Carrots & Celery

Iced Tea & Lemonade

Cookies & Brownies

(Staff, plates, napkins, utensils included)

 

Menu #3                                                                                           Adult $28/Child $24

Choice of 1 soup: Tomato Basil, Brunswick Stew, Gumbo

Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch and Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette

Assorted Wraps: Ham, Turkey, Veggie

Banana Pudding

Tea & Lemonade

(Staff, plates, napkins, utensils included)

 

Menu #4                                                                                           Adult $29/$25

Mixed Green Salad with Ranch and Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette

Pasta (choose 2): Blackened Chicken Fettuccini with Alfredo Sauce, Lasagna, Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara Sauce, Eggplant Parmesan over Linguini

Garlic Bread

Fried Pies (assorted fruit)

Tea & Lemonade

(Staff, plates, napkins, utensils included)

 

Add-on Options

Ribs (3 bone portion)                                                                          $7/person

Hot Wings with Ranch (choice of flavor)                                            $3/each

Sausage and Cheese                                                                           $4/person

Cookies and Brownies                                                                        $1.75/person

Banana Pudding                                                                                  $2.50/person

MemPops                                                                                            $5/each

Fruit Platter                                                                                         $4/person

Macaroni & Cheese                                                                            $2.75/person

Homemade Potato Chips                                                                   $1.50/person

Potato Salad                                                                                        $2.75/person

Pasta Salad                                                                                          $2.75/person

 

 

 

All menus are served buffet style by a top notch service staff. All paper products, utensil, plates, and cups are included. We also top off your picnic with complementary unsweet tea and lemonade.

American Classic Picnic:

Adult $25.00 Kid $21.00 pp

1/3 lb hamburger patty or jumbo hotdog, relish, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, American cheese, mustard, mayo and buns. Zapps potato chips, seasonal fruit, soft served ice cream

The Poboy Menu:

Adult $23.00 Kid $19.00 pp

Choice of braised chicken or roast beef, poboy bread, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayo, mustard and swiss cheese. Accompanied by 2 sides of your choice Fancy Slaw, Zapps potato chips or Pasta Salad

New Orleans Soul Picnic:

Adult $25.00 Kid $21.00 pp

Chicken & andouille sausage Jambalaya or grits penne pasta. Joined by 2 of your choice Zapps potato chips, potato salad, tomato cucumber basil salad or Fancy Slaw plus bread pudding with sticky goo and candied pecans

French Quarter Picnic:

Adult $27.00 Kid $22.00 pp

BBQ pulled pork (smoked 12 hours), Tabasco Fried Chicken (on site), Fancy Slaw, red beans and rice, soft served ice cream

A La Carte Picnic Menu:

Beverages

  • Tea, sweet or unsweet - $9.00 per gallon
  • Lemonade - $9.00 per gallon
  • Coffee - $13.00 per gallon
  • Assorted bottle sodas - $2 each
  • Bottled water - $2 each

Eats

  • Roast beef ½ pan - $40
  • Chicken verno ½ pan - $40
  • Red beans and rice ½ pan - $30
  • Fancy Slaw ½ pan - $20
  • Potato Salad ½ pan - $20
  • Bread pudding ½ pan - $25
  • Tomato cucumber basil salad ½ pan - $20
  • Pasta salad ½ pan - $20

 

Farm Burger

All menus are served buffet-style by our friendly Farm Burger staff and include all paper products and serviceware you need to enjoy your picnic. Each menu includes sweet tea + lemonade. We are eliminating full-size burgers from the menu and offering sliders. 2 per adult 1 per child. Beef + Chicken patties will be split 50/50

The Farm Burger Bar 
$23 for adults. $19 for kids. 1/3 lb. grassfed beef burger or chicken patty, fresh bun, Wisconsin Cheddar, LTO, pickles, ketchup, mustard and fB sauce. Comes with housemade traditional potato chips and choice of either kale slaw, potato salad or mac + cheese. 

 Make it a No. 1
 $25 for adults. $21 for kids. 1/3 lb. grassfed beef burger or chicken patty, fresh bun, Wisconsin Cheddar, LTO, pickles, ketchup and mustard plus all the toppings needed to make The No. 1 Farm Burger: white cheddar, caramelized onions, fB sauce and local bacon. Comes with housemade traditional potato chips and choice of either kale slaw, potato salad or mac + cheese.

Farm Breakfast
$20 for adults. $16 for kids. Farm raised scrambled eggs, herb roasted potatoes, local bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Includes ketchup, hot sauce, cream and sugar.

A la carte:

  • Housemade Veggie Burger: $6 pp
  • Hot Dog (Diced Onions, Ketchup, and Yellow Mustard): $6.50 pp (minimum of 10 people)
  • Housemade Traditional Potato Chips: $2 pp (minimum of 10 people)
  • Slow-Cooked Greens: $30 per half pan (serves 10-15 people)
  • Potato Salad: $45 per half pan (serves 10-15 people)
  • Mac + Cheese: $45 per half pan (serves 10-15 people)
  • Kale Slaw: $30 per half pan (serves 10 people) 
  • Market Salad: $35 per half pan (serves 10 people) 
  • Superfood Salad: $45 per half pan (serves 10 people) 
  • Carmalized Onions: $9/pint
  • Sauteed Mushrooms: $9/pint
  • Pickled Jalapenos: $9/pint
  • Pimento Cheese: $17/pint
  • Paprika Mayo: $7/pint 
  • Mayo: $7/pint

A Moveable Feast by Hog Wild

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

Menu 1:
Adult $29.00 pp Child $21.00 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 $31.00 pp Child $22.00 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 $33.00 pp Child $24.00 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 $4.00/bone
  • Beef Brisket $7.50 pp
  • Smoked Chicken $5.50 pp
  • Italian spaghetti with meat sauce $5.00 pp
  • Traditional Caesar salad $4.00 pp
  • Corn on the Cob $3.00 pp
  • Bistro potato salad $3.00 pp
  • Veggie pasta salad $4.00 pp
  • Potato chips $2.00 pp
  • Banana Pudding $3.00 pp
  • Cobbler $4.00 pp

Corky's

All menus below include iced tea and lemonade and are served buffet style.

Menu 1:

Adult $25.00 pp, Child $19.00 pp

Includes two meats: pork shoulder, BBQ chicken or Italian spaghetti. Sides are baked beans, cole slaw and buns.

Menu 2:

Adult $26.00 pp, Child $19.00 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. All condiments and fixins' are included.

Menu 3:

Adult $26.00 pp, Child $20.00 pp

Meal includes hand-breaded catfish, hushpuppies and baked beans, cole slaw and bread. All fried on site.

Menu 4:

Adult $25.00 pp, Child $19.00 pp

This menu includes Southern Fried Chicken, spaghetti, baked beans, cole slaw and bread.

Extras: (add to any menu)

  • World Famous, Award Winning Ribs - $7.50 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) - $55.00
  • Vegetable Tray (serves 25) - $55.00
  • Fruit tray (serves 25) - $55.00
  • Assorted Soft Drinks - $1.50 per can
  • Bottled water - $1.25 per bottle

Off the Farm by Belly Acres

All menus below include lemonade and iced tea and choice of two sides – house made chips, potato salad, slaw, fresh seasonal fruit, side salad (+.50 per person).

Menu 1: Burger Bar

Adult $28.00 pp Child $22.00 pp

Grass-Fed Beef Patty (Turkey Patties available upon request); brioche buns; toppings – yellow cheddar cheese, spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo

Menu 2: Burger Bar Plus

Adult $30.00 pp Child $22.00 pp

Grass-Fed Beef Patty (Turkey Patties available upon request); brioche buns; all natural beef hot dogs with buns; toppings – yellow cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, caramelized yellow onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, choice of an extra cheese; chocolate chip cookies

Menu 3: Cheese Steak Bar

Adult $32.00 pp Child $22.00 pp

Build your own cheese steak sandwich! Meat options – chicken or beef; toppings – yellow cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, sautéed bell peppers, sautéed red onions, sautéed yellow onions, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed jalapenos

Extras: for all or a portion of guests

  • Mac and cheese: $2.00 pp
  • Baked beans: $1.00 pp
  • Hot seasonal veggies $2.50 pp
  • House-made veggie burger $4.00 pp
  • Chocolate chip cookies $1.50 pp
  • Popsicles $1.00 pp
  • Canned sodas $1.50 pp
  • Bottled water $1.25 pp

Menu 4: Taco Bar

Adult $27.00 pp Child $18 pp

Meat Options (pick two)

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken

Toppings

  • Shredded cheddar
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomato
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream

Choice of 2 sides

  • Mexican Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Refried Beans
  • Quacamole ($1 pp extra)

Additional Add-ons to enhance your picnic

  • Parking passes: $3.00 per vehicle versus $5.00 on day of
  • Ride passes: $5.00 per person to include trams throughout the zoo, train, carousel and kiddie rides
  • Face painter: $175 per hour
  • Hena tattoo artist: $175 per hour
  • Animal encounter: $200
  • Magic show price available upon request
  • DJ price available upon request
  • If you would like to attend the Dinosaurs exhibit click here