Private Event Theme Parties

When the sun starts to set the fun begins with a themed party at Audubon Zoo. Let Audubon help you throw a fun evening event with good food and a casual flair.

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Families sit in the grass at night while watching a movie on big screen at Audubon Zoo.ZOOvie VIP Night

Plan your next Dinner and Zoovie Night with a Party.
Invite your guests to a ZOOvie night at Audubon Zoo and add the Picnic Pavilion as a VIP area. The Zoo Picnic Pavilion, adjacent to the movie area at Capital One Stage, is perfect for your company picnic or a casual night under the stars. This area includes a covered pavilion with eight ceiling fans to cool you off even on the warmest evenings. Rental includes private entrance, use of the space, roaming security, horseshoes, volleyball, tables with seating for 200, lighting and ceiling fans under the pavilion, staff person to monitor the zoo gate, set up and cleanup of space.

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A man and woman sit and enjoy a moment at the Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo.Beach Blanket Bingo

Grab your swim suit or favorite Aloha shirt for 1950s retro party at Gator Run in Cool Zoo.
It is the perfect scene for Frankie and Annette! This section of Audubon Zoo's splash park offers two sandy beaches, a lazy river, outdoor patio seating and party lights. We also have a special Beach Party menu with everything from classic seaside fare to a grill menu that will keep you coming back for more.

A woman wearing a Saints themed shirt poses for the camera while attending a Game Night Tailgate party at Audubon Zoo's Picnic Pavilion.Game Night Tailgate Party

Football season is always a reason for good friends and sports fans to gather.
Tailgate at the Zoo's Picnic Pavilion offering free parking, a private entrance from the parking lot, volleyball court, grassy lawn, covered picnic area and space to accommodate live music and inflatables. Wondering what to feed your friends? A new Tailgate Party catering menu is available to feed the crowd before the big game.

Rows of beautifully filled cups of fruit sit on a table.Outdoor Grill Party

When the weather cools down the outdoor grills spring to life!
Summer is synonymous with firing up the grill and it is a great excuse to dream up fun outdoor party ideas for friends and family to enjoy. Audubon Zoo can help you with your plans by offering an exciting Outdoor Grill Party theme. You provide the guests and we'll provide the setting with a delicious Grill menu offering classics favorites, upscale dishes, fresh seafood, vegetables, hearty entrees and desserts (grilled pound cake, yum!).