Plan Your Event

Plan Your Event

After-hours Rentals


Cocktail parties surrounded by your favorite party animals, silver anniversary soirees, jungle-themed bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners to a variety of corporate events, including your brightest holiday celebration . . . you name it and, chances are, it's probably been done at the Zoo. We can meet all of your needs - from catering, entertainment and rental equipment- the Memphis Zoo can handle all of your event details. See the Zoo come alive at night and find out why the Zoo is called "the best place to be spotted in Memphis!" Call 901.333.6571 for details. 


Private Zoo Nights


Are you looking for a new way to say “thank you” to your employees or clients? What better way to reward them with a night they'll never forget than with an exclusive, private Zoo night with family, friends & co-workers. Add animals, entertainment, shows and even catering to your event for a celebration you and your guests will look forward to year after year! Call 901.333.6571 for details. 


Proms and Socials


You wont find a wilder setting to dance the night away. Plus, there's no need to decorate - the Zoo's a theme in itself. Bring your band or DJ, and we'll show you where to party. Call 901.333.6571 for details. 

Cocktail or Entertainment Hours

Let our tram greet you and your guests at the Wolf Gate, and take you to an unforgettable adventure at our returning Stingray Bay exhibit or the ever popular Giraffe Feeding Deck. What better way to get the party started than an hour of mixing and mingling before the party begins. Call 901.333.6571 for details.



  • A 20% deposit is required to reserve your space. The remainder of your balance, plus any additional charges incurred, will be due prior to your event.
  • All rentals based on availability. Any special packages or additions must be made prior to signing your contract.
  • The Memphis Zoo accepts cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Regular Zoo admission is not included with after-hours rental fees.
  • No alcoholic beverages will be allowed during daytime events. However, alcoholic beverages may be served during after-hour private events.


Call our private events department at 901.333.6571 or fill-out the Event Inquiry Form.