Plan an Event

Looking for an exotic venue for your next event or function? From weddings, to corporate zoo rentals and company picnics, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park offers some wild options for your special event! Amenities at Ross Park include the Ross Park Amphitheater and pavilions, ample parking, our Education Center, and so much more. To start planning your event today, email us or call (607) 724-5461!

Say “I Do” at the Zoo

What better way to celebrate the biggest day of your life than saying “I do” at the most unique venue in town? The Binghamton Zoo offers a wild alternative to the traditional wedding setting, and provides a variety of options to celebrate your special day. Have your ceremony at the Ross Park Amphitheater, followed by your reception under the Ross Park pavilions. Our Education Center serves as the perfect location for day-of wedding preparations. Go wild and include zoo passes for a reduced admission rate, or have the zoo to yourselves with a complete zoo rental. Interactive ZooMobile presentations with our ambassador animals are available to really wow your guests during your reception. Don’t forget wedding photos! The Binghamton Zoo and its botanical gardens offers so many unique backdrops for you and your photographer to work with.

  • Ceremonies and receptions
  • Receptions only
  • Convenient and ample parking options
  • ZooMobile presentations

Corporate Events

Rent the Binghamton Zoo

Base price of $1,100.00 includes the following.

  • Private zoo rental from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Rental fee includes admission for up to 250 people
  • Additional admissions are $5 per person (maximum capacity is 600 guests)
  • All animal exhibits remain open until 7:00 pm
  • All public restrooms will remain open until 8:00 pm
  • Both Ross Park pavilions are open for your use until 8:00 pm
  • Zoo tram will be available
  • There will be an event staff member available to assist our clients and their guests from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Trash removal is included in your rental

Additional Options

  • Add ambassador animal appearances, face painting, and onsite activities ($100.00)
  • Leopard’s Spot Concession Stand and Zoovenir’s Gift Shop open during rental ($100.00)

Picnics and Community Meetings

Planning a family reunion, company picnic, or community meeting? Include the Binghamton Zoo in your plans! The Ross Park pavilions offer options for small and large groups, plus easy access for catering. Add on a presentation from the ZooMobile to make your event memorable.

Graduations, Anniversaries, Showers, and Retirement Parties

Whether you’re a kid, or even bigger kid, the zoo offers the perfect gathering space for your family celebrations. In addition to your party under one (or both) of the Ross Park pavilions, group rate zoo passes or the addition of a ZooMobile really enhance a party!

Event Spaces

Ross Park Pavilions

Rent the Ross Park Pavilions for your next party, reunion, or get-together! A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Payment in full must be received one week prior to rental. Call (607) 724-5461 ext. 222 to reserve today! Pavilion rentals include the following.

  • Grills available for use
  • Electric available for use
  • Water spicket available adjacent to pavilions
  • Trash removal is included in your rental

Ross Park Amphitheater

Rent the Ross Park Pavilions for your performance, lecture, or wedding! A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Payment in full must be received one week prior to rental. Call (607) 724-5461 ext. 222 to reserve today!

Education Center

The Binghamton Zoo’s Education Center is perfect for small community meetings, day-of wedding preparations at the zoo, and more. Tables and chairs are available for your use.

Event Venue Rental Cost
Small Pavilion (fits 90 people) $100.00
Large Pavilion (fits 210 people) $150.00
Both Pavilions (fits 300 people)
$225.00
Ross Park Amphitheater (seats 300)
$225.00
Education Center (maximum 35 people)
$50.00