WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
The Wildlife Conservation Society offers magnificent venues that cater to all types of events. Proceeds from the events support ongoing global conservation efforts.
THE CENTRAL PARK ZOO
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Central Park Zoo is an exquisite, tranquil oasis with a breathtaking mix of flora, fauna, and architectural design. The 6.5-acre facility has over 1,400 animals of more than 130 species. Whether sipping cocktails as sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through the lush gardens taking in the elegant architecture, you will be inspired by exotic wildlife and breathtaking city skyline views. The Central Park Zoo offers a wide variety of event spaces including a beautiful outdoor custom tented area with guest capacity up to 1,000+.
THE PROSPECT PARK ZOO
Established in the late 1800s with a small menagerie of animals, this eleven-acre habitat opened to the public in 1935 and has grown to be home to almost 400 animals comprising 82 species. Wander through the lush, winding path of the Discovery Trail greeted by red pandas, otters, prairie dogs, and kangaroos. Have dinner under the grand architecture of the rotunda just steps away from the Hamadryas Baboons. Enjoy cocktails and hors ‘d oeuvres under the stars. A tented option is available to accommodate guests up to 1,200.
THE QUEENS ZOO
Nestled in Flushing Meadows Park, amongst prominent locales such as the Tennis Center and Citifield, is an 11-acre zoo that opened in 1968. Home to animals native to the Americas, you will feel transported to majestic areas such as the Great Plains, the rocky California coast, or a Northeastern forest. Because this zoo attracts native wildlife as well, it has become a highly coveted bird-watching site. Beautiful artwork such as the famous Gates of Life, ornamental bronze gates that depict mammals, birds, marine life, and plants, lines the pathway.
Capacity: 1,500 Guests for Reception, 800 Guests for Seated Dinner