Kansas City Zoo

6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO
Capacity: 4,345 people

About Kansas City Zoo

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.

Event Spaces

African Boathouse
African Boathouse
African Market
African Market
African Theater
African Theater
Australian Market
Australian Market
Chimp Classroom
Chimp Classroom
Conference Room
Conference Room
Exit Theatre
Exit Theatre
IMAX Lobby
IMAX Lobby
Lower IMAX Lobby
Lower IMAX Lobby
The Sunroom
The Sunroom
Tucker Theater
Tucker Theater

Recommendations

Family gave it rave reviews! - An Eventective User from 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

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.

Venue Types
Amenities
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2500
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 11,765