Picnics

Planning a company picnic, family reunion, or outdoor gathering? Be sure to include the Zoo in your plans. With facilities for groups large or small, our helpful staff will work with you to design the picnic that suits your group's needs. Call 412-365-2536 or email rentals@pittsburghzoo.org for help with designing or booking your party.

Learn more about our banquet and reception packages, our full catering menu, or our picnic packages and be sure to peruse the eclectic venues available for picnics below.
  • Garden Tent
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      Our illuminated 7,200 square-foot Garden Tent is a grand venue for your wedding reception, anniversary party, barbecue, or corporate event. Surrounded by lavish foliage and botanical gardens, this is an excellent space for a formal or casual event.

      The Garden Tent can accommodate a maximum of 500 seated guests, 600 theater-style guests, or 800 guests in a cocktail-style setting. This stunning venue is available April through October, both daytimes and evenings (weather permitting). The rental rate is discounted to $600 for daytime events (discounted group admission rates also apply to daytime events), and includes seating for up to 150 guests.

      All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • Village Picnic Pavilion
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      The Village Picnic Pavilion overlooks the main entrance to the Zoo, is surrounded by greenery, and offers a private setting for your group. Situated conveniently near concessions and restrooms, this pavilion can be used by your group throughout the day.

      The Village Picnic Pavilion can accommodate up to 80 guests and is available for rental year-round (daytime only, weather permitting). The rental rate is $200, which reserves the pavilion for the entire day. Discounted group admission rates apply to this rental facility.

      All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • PNC Pavilion
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      Located between the Water's Edge complex and the sea lions exhibit in Kids Kingdom, this venue offers a convenient location and comfortable setting. Whether planning a family reunion, company picnic, or school group visit, the PNC Pavilion offers many ways to effortlessly entertain your guests.

      PNC Pavilion can accommodate up to 192 guests and is available for rental year-round (weather permitting). The rental rate is $500 for daytime events ($1,000 for evening events), and discounted group admission rates apply to this rental facility.

      All evening rentals are in four-hour increments. One extra hour may be added at an additional fee. Outdoor rentals must end by 11 p.m. All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.
  • Kids Kingdom Picnic Pavilion
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      The Picnic Pavilion, located adjacent to the Worlds of Discovery Building in Kids Kingdom, is a relaxing and convenient spot for groups to gather for the day.

      Kids Kingdom Picnic Pavilion can accommodate up to 40 guests and is available for rental year-round (daytime only). The rental rate is $100, which reserves the pavilion for the entire day. Discounted group admission rates apply to this rental facility.

      All animal exhibits close at dusk. For reservations, call 412-365-2536. For catering information, call Taste of the Wild Catering, the Zoo's internal catering company, at 412-365-6003.