When four walls and a ceiling just won’t do for your next event, consider a place that knows no boundaries! Whatever the occasion, our beautiful outdoor venues, not to mention our rare and exotic wildlife, will turn your celebration from ordinary to extraordinary!
Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers an assortment of beautiful venues for any type of special event. Our Rainforest Lawn features a long and dramatic pathway leading to a tropical garden area amidst the backdrop of the Tropical Rainforest. This venue accommodates from 50-100 guests depending on your desired set up. If you are in need of a semi-casual setting, for a wedding ceremony perhaps, the Winged Wonders Bird Show amphitheater offers tiered bench seating with a decorative back drop. Just steps from the amphitheater is our Event Garden, a spacious lawn area accommodating our larger parties with space for a band or disc jockey and a dance floor. Your guests will be delighted dancing the night away under a canopy of stars. Be transported to the California coast with the sound of gentle waves and our beautiful Sea Lion Cove exhibit as your backdrop. You may even have a sea lion join you on the rock as you recite your vows or glide by as you dine on a delicious meal. Our newest exhibit, African Adventure, offers four new venues, each very unique and beautiful. Overlooking the lion exhibit, Simba Room is the perfect space for smaller groups. From the cozy fireplace to the African artifacts decorating the room, it is a wonderful location for meetings and celebrations. In Canopy Grove your guests will be surrounding by lush landscaping, as well as African wildlife such as rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests, and more. With lovely LED market lights, Canopy Grove is available throughout the day and night. Kopje Lodge is a stunning venue equipped with lighting and sound, where you can also enjoy a delicious dinner while gazing out onto the Savannah. These exclusive venues are unlike any other in the valley. With any venue or attraction you choose, you and your guests will share a wild and enchanted evening strolling the lush and picturesque surroundings of Fresno Chaffee Zoo.