2021 Zoo Season: April 12 - October 31 2021 Visitor Info

Within the Wild

The new normal has given us the opportunity to create a one of a kind, intimate dining experience featuring small-group outdoor seating surrounded by the wild at Southwick’s Zoo. Let us help you create a memorable experience to celebrate graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, and more.

 Experience Fee $750

Pricing is valid for up to 10 guests.

• Exclusive after-hours access to the park
• Covered space for dinner with twinkle lights, votive candles, votive candles, custom floral centerpiece, tables, chairs, house linen, and bluetooth speaker for client’s use
• Event Manager and dedicated Event Server and staff
• Golf cart transportation for dinner if needed
• Off-the-Menu ordering from Gallford’s Restaurant & Tavern (food and beverage pricing is in addition to Experience Fee)

Specialty Cake $100

Customized specialty cake from our local artisan baker. Cakes will be displayed, cut, and served with coffee and tea. There is no cake cutting fee.

Skyfari Rides Until Dusk $250

A magical after-hours chair-lift style ride over the park. $250 is the flat rate and includes unlimited rides for guests from the beginning of the event until 15 minutes prior to dusk.

Photography $250

Capture your special occasion and experience with professional photography done by Heather Lynn Photo. $250 will include an hour of shooting and up to 50 edited images.

Photo: Heather Lynn Photo  |  Flowers: Petal and Crumb

Additional Information

Sample Timeline:
5:30 pm:
Arrival – Private Check-in – Explore the park!
7:00 pm: Gather for dinner and appetizers at dining location
7:15 pm: Dinner Service
8:30 pm: Dessert
9:00 pm: Event ends

There are endless locations to choose from in our zoo. You will work closely with your Sales Manager to select the best location for your dinner.

Tax, Admin, Gratuity
14% Gratuity, 8% Admin Fee, 7% State & Local Tax. If you feel that your staff has exceeded your expectations, additional gratuity is accepted and appreciated, however not expected.

Rain Date
Dinner and experiences can be held rain or shine. However, if weather looks to be sever or inclement, your Sales Manager will work with you to find a new date.

In the Wild
When booking your Within the Wild dining experience, please know that this type of experience has many variables to keep in mind. Some animals may be less active at dusk and even indoors and sleeping, while others may be loud and more active. Because you are dining outdoors, please keep in mind environmental variables like weather, temperature, shifts in sunset times, and insects such as mosquitos and bees. Your sales manager will work with you to minimize any concerns.

You can also contact us directly at events@southwickszoo.com or by calling 1-800-258-9182 ext 213.