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Meetings & Events: Unforgettable Meeting Experiences Abound at the Los Angeles Zoo

Searching for a fun, unique experience for your next company event? Look no further than the L.A. Zoo. “Wild” is what we do naturally. Whether you’re hosting a company picnic, corporate retreat, cocktail party, or dinner, treat your guests to a one-of a-kind experience with wild enhancements that only the Zoo can offer.

Hosting an event during the day includes admission to the Zoo, which allows your guests to explore this lush urban oasis that’s home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 250 different species, many of which are endangered. Along the way, guests can enjoy live presentations and shows, interactive learning zones, a kids’ play park, and more.

At the heart of the Zoo is its most popular and versatile event venue, Treetops Terrace, a fully covered space ideal for parties up to 800 people and available for both daytime and evening events. With the beautiful Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel nearby, consider offering carousel tickets to daytime guests for an additional cost or renting the carousel for evening events.

A magical space nestled among huge banyan trees, with giraffes on one side and chimpanzees on the other, is Mahale Mountain, which can accommodate parties up to 60 people during the day and is perfect for receptions for up to 200 people at night. To enhance your guests’ experience, add on a Giraffe Feeding or a Chimp Chat.

If an indoor space for a retreat or training is what you need, the Zoo has that too. The Witherbee Auditorium seats up to 250 people, with audiovisual package included. The Boardroom fits up to 50 and comes with teleconferencing capabilities and a large monitor with internet connection for presentations.

As the sun sets, more private venues become available, including the Cambodia Pavilion and Elephant Plaza, both offering up-close 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.

Special close-up animal encounters can be added to any event, day or night, with keeper walkabouts featuring your choice of our sloth, porcupine, bearded dragon, reptiles, or birds of prey. A zookeeper will share fascinating facts about the animals and answer guests’ questions.

As a conservation leader, the Zoo encourages everyone—including hosts and party guests—to make good choices for the environment by offering a variety of sustainable options. A partner in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, the Zoo’s in-house caterer Taste of the Wild is dedicated to serving in-season, sustainable menu and bar options, including wine, for parties of any size and budget. Compostable tableware is also available.

Hosting a private event at the L.A Zoo is about more than ensuring your guests a uniquely entertaining time; it’s also about demonstrating your own commitment to sustainability. Private events support the Zoo’s vital conservation and projects here at home and around the globe. Having a wild time here is even better when you know you’re doing good for wildlife.

For more information, please contact Sara Rodriguez at srodriguez@lazoo.org or call her at (323) 644 4771.

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