About Oklahoma City Zoo
Lotus Pavilion in Sanctuary
The Zoo’s newest expansion will give your guests views of Asian elephants, Indian rhinos, Komodo dragons and more! Built on the highest point within the Zoo’s 130+ acres, the Lotus Pavilion in Sanctuary Asia offers two floors of floor-to-ceiling windows. A private pathway will lead your guests to the event space where the architecture seamlessly blends into the animal habitats.
The Zoo’s largest outdoor space, the Roughneck Pavilion overlooks the lake and has fantastic views and photo opportunities with the lush landscaping all around. Seating area is accented by a high wood plank ceiling and two fireplaces. Your guests will enjoy the lawn access just steps beyond the venue for additional seating or entertainment.
A rustic, outdoor venue featuring a high, wooden planked ceiling provides both shade and opportunity for added lighting during evening events. The Wildcat Pavilion is surrounded by plant life and views of Zoo grounds. When rented in conjunction with the Roughneck Pavilion or West Picnic Deck, this space gives you and your guests more space for seating or entertainment.
West Picnic Deck
With a boardwalk style platform enveloped in trees and potted plants, the Devon Picnic Grounds will provide your guests a beautiful view while enjoying your event. This area is complete with picnic tables and 4 top tables, perfect for a casual reception or rehearsal dinner
This secluded venue is perfect for those looking for a quiet, intimate evening. The wooden dwelling nestled in the trees with a front porch overlooking the Zoo’s plant life is perfect for a small ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or room to get ready in.
This idyllic setting is complete with removable rocking chairs and benches. Neighboring our wallaby and lorikeet habitats and a small garden with a fountain to the southwest, your guests will be surrounded by wildlife and plant life.
East Room at The Canopy
The East Room at the Canopy is a private space providing ample natural lighting for any daytime event and gorgeous scenery for sunset and evening events.
The Canopy Cafe is the Zoo’s most popular restaurant conveniently located by the Children’s Zoo with nearby parking. Wrapped in glass walls, this space is surrounded with a view of our collection of native and tropical plants. The Canopy features a rainforest atmosphere and a colorful mural of endangered animals at the east end of the room.
With winding sidewalks draped in bamboo and wildlife, your guests can view Sumatran tigers, snow leopards, jaguars and other exotic cats. Enter under our pergola by the lake and proceed through the Small Cat Center and Tiger Center featuring gorgeous engraved wooden walls and benches as well as high ornamental ceilings.
Big Rivers in Oklahoma Trails
Big Rivers in Oklahoma Trails is ideal for casual and formal functions in this exquisite habitat surrounded by wildlife native to Oklahoma. Featuring a boardwalk entrance and waterfall replicating Turner Falls, Big Rivers is home to grizzly bears, black bears, river otters and a vast collection of reptiles, amphibians and fish. Your guests will have ample photo opportunities as they are immersed with wildlife in this space.
This is a jungle-themed room with floor-to-ceiling windows and brick features. This venue, located in the Rosser Education Building, incorporates the theme in it's high ceilings draped with vines and wildlife decorations. Discovery Theater is ideal for birthday parties, showers, seminars and more.
Rosser Education Auditorium
The Auditorium in the Rosser Education Building can accommodate large groups for speakers, presentations and graduations. With cushioned stadium seating and large screen in the center of the room, this A/V-equipped room will meet all your needs.
Rosser Education Classroom
Located in the Rosser Education Building, your event has access to up to four rooms which are easily expanded into two large rooms. With A/V equipment and wireless internet, these classrooms are perfect for business meetings, corporate training or small social functions.
Jungle Gym Picnic Grounds
Host your family's special event in the Jungle Gym Picnic Grounds. With shaded picnic seating and entry to the playground, this place is great for birthday parties and small picnics.