Corporate Events at the Zoo

Located in the heart of DC, the National Zoo offers the extraordinary opportunity to co-host company picnics, cocktail receptions, and dinners surrounded by magnificent wildlife in a fun and educational environment.

Corporate events at the Zoo are easy! From catering and tents to group activities and entertainment, we can take care of all the arrangements for 10 to 10,000 people. Let us customize a perfectly wild event for you!

Companies that make an unrestricted donation to the Zoo are invited to co-host a special event in celebration of their gift at one of the Zoo's various event sites. Your contribution supports the Zoo's important wildlife conservation, science and public education programs. Donation levels are dependent on event site, time of event, and group size. Donations are tax-deductible and do not include any direct event costs such as catering, tents, or additional expenses.

PLEASE NOTE: Events of a personal nature, such as weddings, as well as fundraising, product marketing, religious, commercially ticketed and political functions, are not permitted. Corporate events must comply with Smithsonian policies and guidelines.

For information on children's birthday parties, click here.

Information & Booking

For more information on locations, availability, and booking, please email our events staff or call 202.633.3045