Kansas City Zoo - Kansas City, MO - Party Venue
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City

Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City, Missouri
Capacity: Up to 4345
6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO 64132
Maximum Capacity: 4345 people
From picnics, to meetings, to social and evening events, the Zoo is a great place for your next event! We manage herds, flocks, gaggles and mobs of animals at the Kansas City Zoo.
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"Family gave it rave reviews!", Philadelphia, PA
We took advantage of the zoo's "Picnic at the Zoo" event for our family reunion dinner. They offer day passes to the zoo along with a catered meal (we chose a late luncheon since they're not open late on Saturdays) for one flat price per person. My whole family loved it! I got compliments on both the venue (choosing the zoo) and the food (catered by Cosentino's) from everyone ranging from the oldest relatives to those with young children. The caterer was also able to accommodate special diets for the few family members who required them. I gave the zoo 4 stars instead of 5 just because my zoo contact was easier to get hold of via phone than email (I'm an email person; I like to have details in writing), and I thought we would have a sound system with the LCD projection system, but they don't offer that, which wasn't made clear to me when I was making the plans. On the other hand, when I needed help with their system, the staff was VERY responsive. I grabbed a zoo employee who just happened to be in the area as I was setting up, and she immediately contacted the person who was in charge of my event, who came as soon as she could, bringing the IT guy to help out. In short, everyone was friendly, helpful, easy to work with, and responsive to special requests. I'm hoping I can convince my family to keep holding our family reunions there!


"Perfect Dance Location ", An Eventective User from
I just held my sororities dance at the Kansas City Zoo. The room we used was the perfect space and size for our dance. I really enjoyed the space because the DJ and caterers had separate spaces that did not take away from the dance floor. Our dance had about 100 people, and we still had 8 cocktail tables and 3 large round tables. The zoo worked wonderfully with us every step of the way too! All of the girls in my sorority have been raving about the location since the day of the dance! I definitely recommend the Kansas City Zoo for your next event!


"Fun and different", An Eventective User from Kansas City, MO
I attended a summer wedding at the zoo and it was so much fun! The bride and groom had an animal theme which fit perfectly with the surroundings. They even had zoo keepers walk around with animals like birds and snakes for people to see and pet. It was so unique and interesting. Perfect for someone who doesn't want the typical wedding.
Event Spaces
African BoathousePhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 300 people
African Boathouse, Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City

Photos published with permission of Kansas City Zoo

Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 150 People
Capacity: 300 People
  • Access to Electricity
  • Lake
  • Open Deck Area
  • Rest Room Facilities
  • Waterfront
  • Atmosphere/Decor: Located in the African-section of the Zoo, the 2-story Boathouse overlooks Lake Nakuru. A short ride on our zebra-striped tram takes guests to and from your event. A beautifully landscaped stage provides the perfect place for entertainment.
  • Special Features: It has small beastro tables on both levels that provide seating for approximately 50 guests. There is an elevator to access the second floor in addition to the stairs. Boat rides around Lake Nakuru are available in season.
African MarketPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 2500 people
African TheaterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people 1120 sq ft 104.1 sq meter
Australian MarketPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 400 people
Chimp ClassroomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 40 people 806 sq ft 74.9 sq meter
Conference RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 80 people 780 sq ft 72.5 sq meter
Exit TheatrePhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 100 people 1054 sq ft 97.9 sq meter
IMAX LobbyPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 2900 sq ft 269.4 sq meter
Lower IMAX LobbyPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 250 people 2704 sq ft 251.2 sq meter
The SunroomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 160 people 1550 sq ft 144 sq meter
Tucker TheaterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 50 people 851 sq ft 79.1 sq meter
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