Elephant Community Center

People sit around tables overlooking elephants inside the Zoo's Elephant Community Center during a private, catered event
A catered event set up inside the Elephant Community Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo with people eating dinner at tables alongside the Zoo's elephants
People seated around tables eating alongside elephants in the Elephant Community Center during a private catered event at the Zoo
Cocktail tables decorated in brightly colored table cloths outside the Zoo's Elephant Community Center
A colorful catered event set up under a large tent with cocktail tables, benches with pillows and lights


This spacious, LEED certified hall overlooks a huge elephant space where our herd mixes and mingles, while your guests do the same! Expand your event area by tenting the plaza in front of the historic building, which is surrounded by a curved bench, field stone and native grasses.


Reception Capacity: 300
Seating Capacity: 75
Combined Capacity: 500
Venue Setting: Indoor Outdoor
Venue Availibility: Morning Evening