Daytime Events

Daytime event pricing

Group Admission Ticket

Must preregister 2 weeks in advance to receive discount pricing.

For groups of 50 or more guests:

  • Adults (13-61 yrs.) $8
  • Seniors (62+ yrs.) $7
  • Military (all active military personnel) $7
  • Children (3-12 yrs.) $5.50
  • Children (2 and under) FREE

Experiences

  • Niabi Zoo Express Train = $3.75 age 1 or older
  • Endangered Species Carousel = $3.50 age 1 or older
  • Giraffe Feeding = $8 per guest
  • Koi Pond Food = $1 per bag (currently unavailable due to Avian Influenza)
  • Niabi Bobbi Zoo Mascot visit – Contact groups@niabizoo.com for pricing

Rental locations

  • Festival Lawn – up to 500 guests = $750
  • Forest Preserve Lawn (outside Zoo) – up to 250 guests = $250
  • Treehouse Snack Shack Pavilion – up to 130 guests = $390
  • Biodiversity Hall – up to 72 guests = $1,440
  • Discovery Center Gallery – up to 50 guests = $1,000
  • Colobus Monkey Deck – up to 50 guests = $500
  • Koi Pond Deck – up to 50 guests = $500
  • Wild Paw Patio – up to 46 guests = $184
  • Eagle Deck – up to 36 guests = $144
  • Conservation Classroom – up to 30 guests = $120
  • Reptile House – up to 26 guests = $260

Entire Zoo – contact groups@niabizoo.com for pricing

Purchasing tickets

Sometimes it’s hard to know how many guests you’ll have at your event, that’s why we offer two convenient options for payment.

  • Advanced ticket sales – Two weeks before your event pre-purchase your tickets. Tickets must be picked up from Niabi prior to your party and handed out to guests before entering.
  • Tally your guests at the door – With a debit or credit card on file, your guests can let us know at the admission gates they’re with your group then we’ll tally up and charge you at the end of your event.

Daytime Event Policies

Please select the down arrow to review the information.

Catering

Events at Niabi Zoo are often accompanied by a meal. Niabi Zoo works with the onsite concessionaire as well as outside caterers for private events. Please contact us for more information.

Setup and clean up

Setup may begin at 8 a.m. with prior approval from Niabi Zoo. Clean up must be finished by 3 p.m. All guests and equipment must be removed from the Zoo by 3 p.m.

Rental Equipment

For an additional cost, Niabi Zoo can provide a tent, tables, chairs and table cloths to make your event at the Zoo a perfect experience.

Entertainment/Activities

We encourage you to bring activities, games and entertainment for your guests to enjoy, but please keep Zoo guest policies in mind when planning your event. Please contact us with any questions about entertainment restrictions.

Alcohol

Alcohol is not allowed in the Zoo during regular business hours. Find out more about after hours events.

Vehicles

Vehicles are not allowed in the zoo unless prior arrangements have been made with a Niabi Zoo representative.

Rain Policy

Fees are non-refundable, but events that are cancelled due to rain may reschedule the event within the same calendar year. Rescheduled events are subject to date availability and the Zoo event calendar. Admission, train and carousel tickets are non-refundable, but they can be used at another time within the same calendar year. Fees for Niabi Bobbi and animal programs are non-refundable.

Safety

For the safety of our animals, the Zoo does not permit balloons and straws. Please see our guest policies for a complete list of Zoo rules.

Please complete the Event Reservation Form to begin the booking process.

Use this form for non-field trip related groups for facility rentals and admission.
  • Please list the name of your company, facility, organization, family, etc.
  • Please select the most appropriate classification for your group.
  • This person will receive communications and will be the only authorized individual to make changes to your reservation.
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  • Between 9am-1:30pm
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  • Up to 3pm
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  • Experiences

    If you are interested in providing experiences for your group, please enter the estimated number of participants for each below.
  • $5 per person for ages 3 and older. 8 tour options available (based on educator availability).
  • $3.75 per person for ages 1 and older
  • $3.50 per person for ages 1 and older
  • $8 per person. Group should arrive at feeding platform 10 min. prior to start time (11am or 2pm).
  • $1 per bag. Pick up at Admission Booths.
  • $1 per bag of food. Pick up at Admission Booths.
  • Parking

    Please enter the estimated number of each type of vehicle that will be used to transport your group.
  • If buses are used, please select the number of buses that will be parking in the bus parking area. If none, select 0 buses.
  • Any vehicle that does not require a commercial license (car, SUV, minivan, etc.). Anyone arriving independently without a pre-paid parking pass will be required to pay the fee associated with their vehicle prior to entering the zoo.
  • Rental

    If you will be renting an area for your group, please select your preferred area.
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