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Meetings & Events Guide: Plan Ahead for an Unforgettable Event at the Zoo

Searching for a fun, unique experience for your next company event? Look no further than the L.A. Zoo. The private events team at the Los Angeles Zoo has experience in making all types of corporate events successful. And what’s more, they make it easy. The events staff at the L.A. Zoo understands that corporate events are a key piece of business’ development, but that planning an event is only one part of your team’s necessary tasks. That’s when having a venue, rentals, catering, and entertainment all in one location becomes a major advantage to you.

Hosting an event during the day includes Zoo admission, which allows you to explore this lush urban oasis with more than 1,100 animals, representing more than 250 different species. Along the way, guests can enjoy live presentations and more. Special close-up encounters can be added to any event, with animal walkabouts, featuring your choice of ambassador animal. A zookeeper will share fascinating facts about the animals and answer guests’ questions.

The zoo offers 12 different venue options. At the heart of the Zoo is the popular and versatile venue, Treetops Terrace. It is a covered space ideal for parties up to 800. Or, consider a magical space nestled among banyan trees, with giraffes and chimpanzees on each side. This venue, Mahale Mountain, can accommodate parties up to 80 people during the day and is perfect for receptions for up to 200 at night.

If an indoor space for a retreat or training is what you need, the zoo has that, too! The Witherbee Auditorium seats up to 240 people, with audiovisual included. The Boardroom fits up to 50 and includes teleconferencing capabilities and a large monitor with internet connection.

As the sun sets, more private venues become available, including Cambodia Pavilion and Elephant Plaza, both offering views of our Elephants of Asia exhibit. Meanwhile, the stunning Stilt House in the Rainforest of the Americas overlooks an Amazonian lagoon with giant river otters and piranhas.

In-house caterer, Taste of the Wild, will help you build a menu to add the perfect flavor to your event. Companies can be as involved as they would like in their culinary selections, by choosing a pre-existing menu or working with the catering team on an assortment that is truly unique. As a conservation leader, the Los Angeles Zoo encourages everyone to make good choices for the environment by offering sustainable options. Taste of the Wild is dedicated to serving in-season, sustainable menu and bar options for parties of any size and budget.

Private events support the Zoo’s vital conservation projects around the globe. With a team ready to help you with your planning and the bonus of helping the planet while progressing your business, the L.A. Zoo offers the perfect option to engage your employees and clients.

The Los Angeles Zoo offers private event venues for both daytime and evening events year-round. Visit lazoo.org/privateevents to start planning your event or reach the private events team directly at events@lazoo.org or (323) 644-4783.

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