Hold an Event

Corporate Meetings

Great Bend Zoo and Raptor Center understands that planning a successful conference, meeting, or event requires expertise and time. If you are short on either; our knowledgeable staff is available to help. Our team can assist with meeting your needs. Hold your next corporate meeting at the zoo!

Birthday Parties

Don’t have enough room in your home to host a loved one’s birthday? Host it at the zoo and save the hassle! Our Peacock Room can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests in a climate-controlled setting. The Great Bend – Brit Spaugh Zoo is a free zoo. The cost of your event will directly affect the care and maintenance of the animal collection.

Maybe you’d rather have your party outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Rent our covered picnic shelter that offers electricity and plenty of seating for all of your guests.


Choose the Great Bend Zoo and Raptor Center for your wedding venue and celebrate your love while we help turn your dream day into reality! Have a cozy indoor wedding ceremony and don't worry about the weather or let nature be the backdrop for your big day with an outdoor wedding ceremony. Give yourself endless style and design options with an indoor wedding reception or celebrate your marriage under the stars with an outdoor wedding reception.

Rent the Zoo

What better way to celebrate with family and friends or thank your employees than to open up the zoo for them after hours? Add in great food and exciting activities and you have an event sure to be remembered by all.

Live Animal Program

Want to make your event extra special? Have a keeper and three of her furred, scaly or feathered friends join you to make it an event no one will forget!

Cost for these services

$50 for 2 hours in the Peacock Room
$50 Live Animal Program
$50 for 4 hours in the picnic shelter
Rent the zoo starting at $100/hr