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PRIVATE EVENTS

A WILDLY DIFFERENT VENUE

Rent an outdoor space with the Pueblo Zoo for your next private party or corporate event!

All Rentals are available to rent May 1st through September 30th.

If you have questions about existing bookings or other questions regarding Mandari or 30 Club Pavilion,
please contact, Noel at
Nzant@pueblozoo.org.

Check out our FAQs section for commonly asked questions.

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MANDARI

The Mandari is an outdoor venue and is located at the south corner of the Pueblo Zoo. The shade structure has 36 heavy duty picnic tables and can seat approximately 288 people. This is the perfect venue for a larger event.

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"30" CLUB PAVILION

The "30" Club Pavilion is located just outside our Islands of Life building. It sits in the heart of our xeriscaped gardens and neighbors a playground and misting umbrellas, perfect mix for a fun summer day! The beautiful wooden structure can seat up to 50 people. This is the perfect venue for a mid-sized event.

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PARTY PLACE

What's more fun for a kid, or a kid at heart, than to have a birthday party at the zoo?! The party place is located outside near the Eco Center and is under a shade structure. It has four picnic tables and can seat up to 20 guests. This is the perfect venue for a small event. If you have questions about birthday parties, existing books, or would like to book a party, please contact Gabbie at gellis@pueblozoo.org.

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​Mandari

(largest rental)

The Mandari is an outdoor venue and is located at the south corner of the Pueblo Zoo. The shade structure has 36 heavy duty picnic tables and can seat approximately 288 people. This is the perfect venue for a larger event.

  • Rental Includes:

    • 4,800 square ft. shelter

    • Electricity & Water

    • 36 Heavy Duty Picnic Tables that seat 8 people each

    • Use of adjacent lawn for games, barbecue, additional seating, bounce houses, and more!

    • 9am-5pm 8 hour rental

  • Capacity

    • 1,500 guests (288 seated) :

      • ​For non-seated events, contact our Events Coordinator to discuss capacity management

  • Pricing

    • 1-99 guests $750

    • Additional guests $7.50 each

    • One professional security guard required per 250 people

  • After-Hours Rental (5 pm - 9 pm)

    • An additional charge of $500

    • Exclusive use of the Zoo

    • Security Guard Required

“30” Club Pavilion
(mid-sized rental)

The "30" Club Pavilion is located just outside our Islands of Life building. It sits in the heart of our xeriscape gardens and neighbors a playground and misting umbrellas, perfect mix for a fun summer day! The beautiful wooden structure can seat up to 5 people. This is the perfect venue for a mid-sized event.

  • Rental Includes:

    • Electricity

    • 6 - 36" square tables

    • 3 - 6' rectangle tables with benches and 2 chairs

    • Can be rented in 3 hour time slots:

      • 9 am - 12 pm

      • 1 pm - 4 pm

  • Capacity

    • No more than 50 guests. If your party is more than 50 people, consider renting Mandari

    • Weekend pricing:

      • $500 - up to 50 guests; No additional guests

    • Weekday pricing:

      • $10 per person (Group pricing) +$100 

  • After-Hours Rental (5 pm - 9 pm)

    • An additional charge of $500

    • Exclusive use of the Zoo

    • Security guard required

Thank You for your interest in our Private Event Rentals. If you have any further questions regarding Mandari, 30 Club Pavilion, or would like a custom proposal, please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Noel Zant at 719-561-1452 x 106 or email her at nzant@pueblozoo.org.

Rental FAQs:

Each Rental is different and unique. Please read through the information to discover which venue will fit your private event. 

All rentals include: Zoo Admission, Trash removal and Recycling 

Things you need to know:

 

Payment and Booking

You can book your rental space between two weeks and 18 months prior to your date. You’ll pay 50% of your total fee at booking and the remaining balance on the date of your event.

 

Wristbands
Wristbands are a very important part of your rental. The Special Events Coordinator will provide you with wristbands that then must be given to all attendees over the age of 2 years, including those who are Zoo members. Wristbands must be given to your guests prior to your event. This helps our gate staff identify that your guests are with a private event and have already been paid for.  An accurate count of your guests is very important. 

Catering and Food

Each party is able to contract with a caterer of their choice or bring in their own food and drinks. The zoo does not have a food prep area for rentals. See venue details for electricity availability. Alcohol is permitted with after-hours rentals.

 

For the safety of our guests and our animals:

  • No balloons, straws, confetti, rice, or pets.

  • The Pueblo Zoo is a non-smoking facility.

  • Remember the animals are joining in on your event, too.