Great Meadow

An event tent, tables and chairs set up in a grassy green meadow surrounded by trees on a sunny day at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
A dragon-shaped inflatable castle set up below the O-line where two orangutans cross the sky at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
A large event tent set up over a brick path surrounded by trees at the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Great Meadow
A bar and decorated tables set up under a large event tent lit up with lights in the Great Meadow


Located in the heart of the Zoo, the Great Meadow is a prime location for your next picnic. Surrounded by animal houses and crossed by the O-Line, your guests will be amazed by orangutans swinging freely overhead at midday. This open, green space includes a wide brick patio as well as a grassy area for games.


Reception Capacity: 360
Seating Capacity: 180
Venue Setting: Outdoor
Venue Availibility: Morning Daytime Evening