Friday, October 21: Due to rain, Franklin Park Zoo's Midnight Zoo will be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope you'll return for the adventure another night!


Serengeti Crossing

Host your special event in the large open area right in front of Serengeti Crossing, near Franklin Park Zoo’s main entrance. Serengeti Crossing is a four-acre expanse featuring open grasslands and rolling wooded hills. Look for ostrich, Grant’s zebras and white-bearded wildebeests.


Franklin Park Zoo, Outdoor/Tent Not Included


5,000 people standing and 1,000 seated


April through October, mornings and evenings

Venue Price

$4,200 for mornings and/or evenings
(Zoo members and non-profit groups receive 10% discount off of total venue price.)
Tents and tables may be rented at an additional cost.

Admission Tickets

Admission tickets must be purchased for daytime events at a discounted rate:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children: $6.00
  • Seniors: $9.00
  • Children under 2: Free

Members enter free with their membership card.

Suggested Event

Contact us for full details!