Rental Facilities for Parties, Weddings and Events

The Alaska Zoo offers a selection of spaces to rent for your perfect wedding, reception, birthday party, picnic (summer), conference or meeting. All proceeds from rentals go toward the care of our animals and zoo operations. Book your space today!

NOTE FOR ALL RENTAL SPACES: Please view the Rental Information and Contract form to see the full list of amenities, add-on options, animal encounter options, black-out dates and more.

gateway hall

Meetings, conferences, weddings, large birthday parties, receptions, lectures. Capacity 150. A modern space just outside the zoo.

Full kitchen access for meals or catering, optional access to the zoo and an audio/visual system. Rental includes tables, chairs, set-up of your choice, parking, kitchen access, water access and power access. 

Gateway Hall Rates:

Available to rent year-round from 7am to 1am.

Base rate: $800 for up to 4 hours. $185 each additional hour. $350 for first 50 individual admissions, then $8 for each person beyond 50 people (during zoo open hours only).


Events, company picnics, birthday parties of over 15 people, weddings.

Both greenhouse and lawn rentals include many extra options. Admission is included in packages up to certain numbers of people, with options to buy more for $8 per person.

Greenhouse Rates:

Base rate: $600 for up to 4 hours. $140 each additional hour. 50 admission entries (optional) included. Capacity of 50 people.

Lawn Rates (summer only):

South Lawn: Base rate: $425 for up to 4 hours. $110 each additional hour. 30 admission entries (optional) included. Capacity of 30 people.

Main Lawn: Base rate: $1,450 for up to 6 hours, $225 each additional hour. 150 admission entries (optional) included. Capacity of 250+ people.

Main Lawn & Greenhouse: Base rate: $1,900 for up to 6 hours, $310 each additional hour. 200 admission entries (optional) included.

coffee shop room


Price for a Kid's Birthday Party: $265/party. Capacity of room is 15 people.

Fee includes zoo entry for up to 15, use of decorated room for 2 hours, up to 12 kids meals (hot dog or corn dog or sandwich, chips, fruit snack, fountain drink), coloring place mats, crayons, party favor (ages 3+), tablecloths, plates, forks, cups, condiments, room set up before you arrive.

Plus, we will clean up the party room! Guests will park in the zoo lots, check in at admissions and walk to the Coffee Shop.

Kid's Party Schedules:

Winter (Oct.-Apr.): 1-3pm.

Fall (Sept.) and Spring (May): 11-1pm or 2:30-4:30pm.

Summer (Jun.-Aug.): 11-1pm, 2:30-4:30pm, 6-8pm.