Event Extras

Hosting an event at the Zoo in one of our rental venues? Consider enhancing your event with a face painting or live animal roamer program, designed to compliment Zoo educational programs and facility rentals.

Booking Information


Two weeks advance notice required. To book a face painting or live animal roamer program, mention your interest during the event rental process or contact Courtney Dehn, Event Sales Coordinator, by emailing dehn@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2737.

Face Painting Programs


Looking for a fun, casual addition to your next group meeting or event in Manhattan, KS? Bringing a group to the Zoo or hosting an event in Zoo facilities? Animal-themed face painting is a great enhancement!

Fees & What's Included


$40 per hour when scheduled with another Zoo program or facility rental. Trained staff will airbrush washable, animal art on your guest's faces using a variety of zoo-themed stencils. Each session lasts one hour.

Live Animal Roamer Programs


Hosting an event at the Zoo or bringing a group out for a tour of the animal exhibit trails? A live animal roamer program makes the perfect, wild addition. Animal roamer programs are available on-site at the Zoo only.

Fees & What's Included


$40 per one hour program featuring six animals. During the hour long program, trained Zoo staff will roam your gathering and highlight up to six animal ambassadors including, but not limited to: chinchillas, a variety of snakes and lizards, Indian star tortoises, ornate box turtles, ferrets and more! Animals are selected by Zoo staff at time of program based on current care and feeding needs.

Interested in the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors Visiting Your Group? Considering booking a Zoo Ambassador Program; a 30 to 45 minute, educational program featuring our animal ambassadors. Or check out additional ways we can bring the Zoo to you, including customized programming tailored to your group's needs.