Today is National Zoo Lovers Day!
Many Midwest states are landlocked but local zoos provide a vast array of exotic animals, plants, and event space!
From aquariums to sunken gardens, rainforest to special animal guest appearances, let's take a look at just a few great zoos and the variety of venues they have to offer your next potentially 'Wild' event.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo boasts seven unique event spaces with capacity to host 50-325 guests. Your guests can dine while viewing the world's largest indoor rainforest or while sharks, rays, and sea turtles swim overhead.
With each space designed to highlight the wild and exotic creatures among you, your guests will not forget this experience too quickly.
If being close to the animals isn't your idea of a good time they also provide space within the IMAX theater location for dinner and a show. Their large film library is bound to have something exciting for your group.
The Visitor Center at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has everything you need for your next business meeting or corporate event.
The new Polar Bear Lodge creates an intimate environment with a cozy fireplace right in your event space while also providing a StarBoard, 42 in. LCD Screen, and views of the Polar Bear Odyssey exhibit.
For guests of 20-500 your options include their gardens, Conservatory, Visitor Center, and zoo ground. No matter which space you choose you'll be surrounded in natural beauty that will help any guest relax and enjoy each moment.
The Indianapolis Zoo houses five event venues for any occasion.
From intimate city skyline views to large dinners seated under the world's only underwater dolphin dome your guests will feel the sense of adventure as they walk into each room.
With dynamic on-site catering and options of a few 'event enhancers', including private dolphin and sea lion presentations, you will create an extra special experience for your guests.
Creating new and unique experiences for your group may require some intense primal thinking, look no further than your nearest zoo to provide a one-of-a-kind animal kingdom event.