Evening Venues

Evening Events

Evening Venues

Create an unforgettable event at our extraordinary venues that will have your guests "roaring" with delight! Please contact the Events Department at (402) 738-2088 for more information.

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Truhlsen African Lodge/Elephant Family Quarters

Journey to Africa for your next gathering or celebration! Modeled after lodges found in the African savanna, the Truhlsen African Lodge features a high-pitched roof lined with plastic thatch shingles, uniquely themed lighting fixtures and a rounded dining space with an oversized faux stone fireplace. Indoor seating for 100, with additional outdoor seating, overlooks the four-acre elephant exhibit and wading pool.  Spacious restrooms are also located in the area. To enhance the experience, guests are able to enjoy viewing the elephant family’s new quarters. Rental includes a tram.

The Truhlsen African Lodge is only available for rent April – October.

Rental fee: $4,500

Harper Event Center

The Zoo’s newest venue is located in between Asian Highlands and the Scott African Grasslands' Wildlife Management Headquarters to provide an upscale venue with lots of privacy. With its expansive floor plan that is wrapped in large windows and an option to open the four floor-to-ceiling windowed doors to bring the “outside in," it is a space of possibilities for up to 350 guests. The covered patio allows for another 100 guests along with the outdoor event lawn that can be used for a ceremony or additional reception space. The Quiet Garden and Tanuki Sculpture Garden plus the landscaping in front of the venue provide luscious scenery to the space. This modern venue features 3 screens along a wooden accent wall. It also holds a private bridal suite for your use of the day. Tables and chairs are included.

Rental fee: $3,500

Durham TreeTops Restaraunt/Lied Jungle®

Best dining venue in Omaha! With a 90-foot window overlooking the America’s largest indoor rainforest, this three-tiered restaurant has seating for up to 284 guests for a dinner or a cocktail reception. The Lied Jungle is open until 8 p.m. for guests to walk through. Tables, chairs and microphone are available.

Rental fee: $3,000

  • Durham Treetops Restaurant: $1,500
  • Lied Jungle® (add-on only): $1,500


Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium

Dine among sharks, rays, penguins and other sea creatures. Seating is available for up to 60 guests in the shark tunnel and up to 100 throughout the Scott Aquarium. Larger groups can be accommodated. for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs are available.

Rental fee: $3,000


Aquarium Conference Center

This uniquely designed ballroom transports guests to a world under the sea! Seating is available for up to 325 guests and features a 24 foot acrylic tropical reef aquarium and 75 foot modular arts wave-like wall that can be illuminated by a variety of colored lights. Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee.

Rental fee: $3,500

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion

Among wild and exotic creatures, treat up to 80 guests to a sit down dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception. This venue also includes an auditorium that seats 312.

Rental fee: $1,500

Durham Lodge and Birthday House

With a large private deck and fireplace, this space is perfect for an intimate retreat.  Located near the Lied Jungle® this venue has enough space to accommodate 60 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 85 for a cocktail reception. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and some audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee.

Rental fee: $600

Fisherman's Landing at Stinson Pier

All-new! An Alaskan Village in the heart of Omaha! Guests will gather in the modern pavilion featuring round tables, stone features, and an outdoor kitchen. Other interests include a lighthouse play structure for kids, and a Seaplane floating in a pond. The pavilion seats up to 240 guests with additional seating for 276 on the plaza.

Rental fee: $2,500

Lozier Giant Screen Theater

Experience an event of giant proportions! The Lozier Theater lobby can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception or 72 for a sit-down dinner. The theater itself seats up to 358 for 2D showings and presentations or 324 for 3D films. Featuring a state-of-the-art surround sound system and digital projection in up to 4K high definition, presentations and films will captivate your guests. Rental fee includes an exclusive showing of a film of your choice from our film library. Other viewing options, including full-length feature films, may be available at additional cost. Audio and visual assistive devices for the Lozier Giant Screen Theater are available upon request.

Rental fee: $2,000