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Group Facilities – Leave the Planning to Us!

Indoor Venues

Peck Welcome Center

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Located inside the Zoo grounds, the Peck Welcome Center can hold up to 500 guests. It’s spacious, with large glass windows, a terrazzo floor and high ceilings. We include seating for up to 320 people.

Rental Fee: $3,000 (daytime rental also available)

The Milwaukee County Zoo offers Small Weddings/Ceremony Options.

Zoofari Center – Available late 2022

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Located outside of the Zoo grounds, the Zoofari Center features a permanent stage and dance floor that can accommodate up to 300 people. We include seating for up to 300 people.

Rental Fee: Daytime $1,000 / Evening $2,000 6 p.m. to Midnight

Animal buildings are available for a unique party setting.

  • Adventure Africa Learning Loft:
    Rental Fee: $2,000 (daytime pricing available)
  • Aquatic and Reptile Center:
    Accommodates up to 125 guests. Rental Fee: $1,500
  • Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country:
    Accommodates up to 100 guests. Rental Fee: $1,500
  • Stearns Family Apes of Africa or Primates of the World:
    Accommodates up to 100 each or 250 combined. Rental Fee: $1,500
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Note: There are restrictions on music and hours in the animal buildings. Seating is not provided by the Zoo in any animal buildings.

Outdoor Picnic Areas

  • Maple Cove or Oak Grove:
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    $800 each + per person rate
    Each area holds a minimum 500 or 5,000 guests when combined.

  • Zoo Terrace Picnic Area:
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    $800 + per person rate
    Designed for groups of 350 - 700 guests.

  • Little Oak:
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    $600 + per person rate
    Designed for groups of up to 300 guests.
  • Tembo Trail and Savanna Walk:
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    $700 + per person rate
    Located across from Adventure Africa

All picnic areas are furnished with electricity and water. All building and picnic rentals are by contract and paid deposit only.

For more information, contact any of the following from our Group Sales department:
Cheyenne Gillis: (414) 256-5430
Manny Medina: (414) 256-5433

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