Holiday Parties at Sunset Zoo

Perfect Venue for Your Holiday Party
Whether looking for creative ideas for your company's next holiday party or the perfect space for a family gathering, Manhattan's Sunset Zoo has you covered. Your guests will enjoy a private indoor event venue located at the Zoo's entryway, the Nature Exploration Center. This beautiful facility opened in 2012 and offers 4,000 square feet of event space. During the winter months, the facility also boasts festive holiday decor, complete with a lighted tree. No matter the size of your holiday celebration, a cozy gathering for 30 or a large-scale reception for 250, Sunset Zoo has the perfect venue.

Holiday Parties at Sunset Zoo

Indoor Spaces for Rent in the Nature Exploration Center
  • One Multipurpose Room • up to 49 people, dependent on layout
  • Both Multipurpose Rooms • up to 98 people, dependent on layout
  • Open Rotunda • up to 170 people, dependent on layout
  • Entire Facility • up to 250 people, dependent on layout
  • Outdoor Plaza • up to 182 people, available after 5pm
Prices & Deposits
Rooms within the Nature Exploration rent from $50 to $175 per hour; non-profit rates available depending on the size and time of the event. Additional fees may include an alcohol fee and refundable damage deposit.

Catering
Event rental guests are invited to use any caterer they wish, provided they are on the Zoo's approved caterer list. This list simply requires the caterer to register with our Event Sales Coordinator and provide an up-to-date copy of their caterer's license. Additionally, alcohol is permitted at rental events so long as it is in accordance with the Zoo's facility use guidelines, and all city, state and federal laws. To learn more, contact Courtney at dehn@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2737.

Find Out More
Questions? Need Pricing? Want to tour the facilities? For more information, contact Sunset Zoo's Event Sales Coordinator, Courtney Dehn at dehn@cityofmhk.com or 785-587-2737.