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

 

Standard Lunch

Adult $20.00 pp, Child $16.00 pp

1/4 lb. cheeseburger freshly grilled onsite with American cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and locally sourced lettuce, tomato, and onions • beef hot dog • potato chips • diced seasonal fruit display

Budget Beater

Adult $21.00 pp, Child $19.00 pp

1/3 lb. cheeseburger freshly grilled onsite with American cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and locally sourced lettuce, tomato, and onions • jumbo hot dog • potato chips • diced seasonal fruit display • chocolate chip cookies

Sunny Days

Adult $23.00 pp, Child $19.00 pp

1/3 lb. cheeseburger freshly grilled onsite with American cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and locally sourced lettuce, tomato, and onions • flame grilled chicken breast sandwich served with cheddar cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and locally sourced lettuce, tomato, and onions • potato chips • diced seasonal fruit display •
bomb pop popsicle

Classic Cue

Adult $21.00, Child $17.00

flame grilled chicken quarter with a sweet and tangy Bar-B-Q sauce • BBQ pulled pork sandwich smoked onsite for 12 hours with a house made sauce and freshly baked bun • Bar-B-Q baked beans • Southern style cole slaw • banana pudding

Chicken and Waffles

Adult $24.00 pp, Child $20.00 pp

Southern style whole chicken wings served with buffalo, honey gold, and ranch dressing • golden brown waffles with maple syrup • nachos with corn tortilla chips, beef chili, and nacho cheese • carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing • tossed garden salad with golden Italian and ranch dressing • banana pudding

Memphis Zoo Boxed Lunch

Adult $20.00 pp, Child $16.00 pp

ham, turkey, or vegetarian submarine sandwich on fresh 10” hoagie roll – upgrade your sandwich to an Italian, chicken salad, or club for $2.00 more • bagged potato chips • fresh, locally sourced red apple • small cotton candy

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 $3.00

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
  • Dippin' Dots $6.00

 

 


Corky's

Menu 1:

Adult $22.0 pp, Child $17.00 pp

Includes two meats: pork shoulder, BBQ chicken or Italian spaghetti. Sides are baked beans, cole slaw and buns with fudge brownies for dessert. 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 $17.00 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 $1.50 pp
  • Bottle water $1.25 pp

Fascinating Catering

Breakfast Menu

 

Menu 1

Adult $18.00 pp, Child $14.00 pp

Fresh fruit • assorted pastries • sausage on biscuits • coffee • water • orange juice

Menu 2

Adult $24.00 pp, Child $20.00 pp

Fresh fruit • farmers egg casserole • hashbrown casserole • assorted pastries • sausage and bacon • biscuits, butter, jelly • coffee • water • orange juice. 


Tennessee Taco Company

All menus below include chips & salsa and tea & lemonade.

 

Menu 1: Taco Bar

Adult $23.00 pp, Child $18.00 pp

Everything you need to build your own tacos, served with Spanish seasoned rice. Includes your choice of one meat (half and half available) – shredded chicken, barbacoa (pork), seasoned ground beef, or steak (+1.00 per person); two flour tortillas per person; lettuce; pico de gallo; jalapenos; cilantro; cheddar cheese; choice of two sauces – sour cream, sriracha cream, spicy ranch, house made hot sauce (mild)


Menu 2: Taco Bar Plus

Adult $25.00 pp, Child $18.00 pp

Everything you need to build your own tacos, served with black beans and Spanish seasoned rice. Includes your choice of one meat (half and half available) – shredded chicken, barbacoa (pork), seasoned ground beef, steak (+1.00 per person); two flour tortillas per person; lettuce; pico de gallo; jalapenos; grilled onions and peppers; guacamole; cilantro; cheddar cheese; choice of two sauces – sour cream, sriracha cream, spicy ranch, house made hot sauce (mild)

Menu 3: Fajita Bar

Adult $26.00 pp, Child $20.00 pp

Build your own fajitas with this all included list of options - fajita steak; grilled chicken; sautéed onions and grilled sweet peppers; shredded cheddar cheese; shredded pepper jack cheese; cojita cheese; lettuce; tomatoes; pico de gallo; guacamole; cilantro; jalapenos; roasted corn; flour tortillas; corn tortillas; sour cream; house made hot sauce (mild). Served with black beans and Spanish seasoned rice.

Extras: for all or a portion of guests

  • Guacamole and chips $4.50pp
  • Queso dip and chips $3pp
  • Warm street corn dip and chips $4pp
  • Dip bar (guacamole, queso and warm street corn dip) $6pp
  • Chocolate chip cookies $1.50pp
  • Housemade tres leches $5pp
  • Bottled Water $1.25pp
  • Canned sodas $1.50pp

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

$175 per hour

Your guests may choose from a wide variety of face painting designs. 

Magic Mr. Nick

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

Henna Tattoo Artist

$175 per hour

We use a paste to draw designs on your skin. It takes about 30-45 minutes to dry and then the paste will fall off. The stain underneath will be light orange at the beginning, but by the next day it will turn a darker brown. The tattoo will last for up to 2 weeks depending on the spot applied and the aftercare.


*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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