During regular operating hours you may utilize the Picnic Area on a first-come first-served basis. The area offers covered seating for about 200 guests and is equipped with restrooms, soft drink vending machines, and small playground for young children. Reservations for large groups are not accepted during the day, as the shelter remains available to the general public until 5:00 p.m.
For a truly private event, the Picnic Area is available to rent ($250) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your guests may visit the Zoo and Wildlife Museum during the day until closing at 5:00 p.m., then gather at the Picnic Area for your event.
RHZ can cater a meal for your group at the Picnic Area (See below for Picnic Catering Menu and/or Online Catering Contract Form), or you may carry in your own food. No grills or outside catering is allowed.
ONLINE PICNIC AREA RESERVATION FORM: Click Here.
PICNIC CATERING MENU: Click Here
ONLINE CATERING FORM: Click Here.