Cocktail Venues

Create an unforgettable event at one of our extraordinary venues that will have your guests “roaring” with delight!

Butterfly and Insect Pavilion

Rental Fee: $1,000
Wander among thousands of majestic free flying butterflies in this total immersion exhibit.  The pavilion can accommodate up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception.

Omaha Steaks Grill & Patio

Rental Fee: $1,000
Located next to Durham TreeTops Restaurant and Lied Jungle®, this outdoor patio is perfect for cocktails before dinner. This space can accommodate 240 guests for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs are included with this rental.

Desert Dome/Kingdoms of the Night® 

Rental Fee: $1,500
An evening in the Desert Dome and Kingdoms of the Night combines three deserts under the world’s largest geodesic dome and the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit. Enjoy a sit-down dinner in the lobby for up to 50 guests or 300 for a cocktail reception. The Desert Dome animals will remain on display until 8 p.m. and the Kingdom’s of the Night lights will remain off until 9 p.m.

Hubbard Gorilla Valley

Rental Fee: $1,000
Imagine an evening where gorillas roam free and you are on display! There’s plenty of room for everyone, with space for 300 guests for a cocktail reception.

Infield at the Zoo

Rental Fee: $1,000
Enjoy cocktails where the best of college baseball was once played. Johnny Rosenblatt's Infield at the Zoo is a casual outdoor venue featuring a little league baseball-sized field, original Rosenblatt seats and the iconic Rosenblatt sign. Up to 300 guests can enjoy this space for your cocktail party.

Giraffe Herd Rooms

Rental Fee: $1,000
Get up close and personal with one of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s giraffes. Inside, hay feeding nets, automated food dispensers and special enrichment items are installed along the enclosure's perimeter to allow for 24-hour stimulation and care. The Giraffe Herd Rooms can only be added on with another facility rental.

Add a wild twist to your event with an up-close and personal educational encounter with one of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors!

**Two-hour minimum for cocktail venues.