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 $70 to $230 per hour. Additional fees may include an alcohol fee and refundable damage deposit.


Event rental guests are invited to use any caterer they wish as long as they 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, email us or call 785-587-2737.

Find Out More

Questions? Need Pricing? Want to tour the facilities? For more information, email Sunset Zoo  or call 785-587-2737.