Host Your Special Event at
Rolling Hills Zoo

If you're looking for a fun, unique, and memorable place for your next event, Rolling Hills Zoo is the answer. Rolling Hills is fun for the young and the young at heart, and the scenery is unbeatable.

Let our staff be your hosts for your group's next event - you can rest assured it will be unforgettable.

Rolling Hills Zoo is a private, non-profit foundation, so choosing the Zoo for your event will generate much-needed revenue for our operation and development. Revenue from private events supports our efforts to conserve rare and endangered species and to educate people of all ages about caring for our wildlife and world.

Conference Center

Big or small, we can accommodate events of all sizes in the Conference Center (or even in the Zoo)!
  • Company meetings or staff retreats
  • Engagement & Rehearsal Parties
  • Weddings
  • Retirement Parties & Anniversary Celebrations
  • Christmas Parties
  • Family Reunions
Our Conference Center Amenities Include:
  • Exemplary Service
  • Audio/video access & FREE WIFI
  • A brand-new breakout room
  • Admission to the Wildlife Museum for your guests
  • Seasonal decor provided
  • Linens, glassware, flatware and plate ware provided
  • Set-up and tear-down provided
  • FREE parking
Make Your Event Unforgettable with these Unique Additions:
  • Discounted Zoo Admission
  • Live animal encounter during your event
  • Tram ride through the Zoo
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Team-building exercises

Contact Us to Book Your Event Here:

Let us know your event date and details, and we'll get back to you!
For more information, including prices, or to reserve your event date, please contact:

Chelsie Andrews - Email or call 785-827-9488, ext. 122

Be sure to include your phone number, fax number or mailing address in your message.

Kid's Birthday Party Package

The Rolling Hills Zoo can help you put on quite a birthday celebration for your child. Join the party animals for your child's next birthday!

Recommended Age for Guest of Honor: Ages 1 - 12

Length of Party: 1 Hour, extended 30 minutes each for the following additional add-ons: A visit to Kid's Country or 3 Animal Encounters (see details & pricing below)

Available Times: All parties must occur during operating Zoo hours.
Peak Season: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Off Season: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Picnic Shelter

Price: FREE! First-Come, First-Served

Bring your own treats and utilize the Zoo's picnic shelter FREE OF CHARGE during the Zoo's normal operating hours (see above).

Space is not reserved and is first-come, first-served. You are responsible for picking up trash and tidying up the area when the party is over.


Kid's Country Visit • $100
An RHZ Attendant will accompany your group to Kid's Country where your party guests will be able to feed animals, including the zebu cow, sheep & goats. This add-on is for a visit to Kid's Country ONLY and does not include Zoo admission.

Animal Encounters • $100
A member of the RHZ Education Team will visit your party with three ambassador animals. Your guests will have the opportunity to get up close to these animals and learn more about each one.

The birthday party package price does not include Zoo & Wildlife Museum admission.

For details and pricing call 785-827-9488 ext.132 or email

Picnic Area Rental

Daytime Options:
The picnic area offers covered seating for about 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. It is equipped with restrooms, soft drink vending machines, and small playground for young children. While you can stake out your area in the picnic shelter for your group, the shelter does remain available to the general public until 4:00 p.m.

Evening Options:
For a truly private event, the Picnic Area is available to rent ($250) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your guests may visit the Zoo and Wildlife Museum during the day, until closing at 5:00 p.m., then gather at the Picnic Area for your event!

No grills are allowed.