Santa Barbara Zoo Discovery Pavilion

The Perfect place to host your Wedding, Corporate Event, Social Gathering, Business Retreat Meetings, Holiday Parties and More!


Daytime Reservation: 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Set upmay begin as early as 7:00a.m. Clean up must be finished by 5:00p.m. Requires meal service, see catering section for details. 

Discovery Pavilion site reservation includes: A/V use, available chairs and tables, or the option to rent additional tables and chairs through Zoo Catering Services by Rincon.

Number of Guests Included  |  4 Hour Rental    |   8 Hour Rental
Up to 20 guests                              $360                           $460
Up to 30 guests                              $540                           $690
Up to 40 guests                              $720                           $920
Up to 50 guests                              $900                           $1,150
Up to 75 guests                              $1,350                        $1,725

Entire Discovery Pavilion Use
Up to 100 guests                              $1,800
Up to 150 guests                               $2,700

$17 per person for any additional guests beyond the number included in your site fee.


Evening Reservation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Set up may begin as early as 5:00 p.m.; clean up must be finished by 12:00 a.m. 

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday - $3,400
Monday through Thursday - $2,900

*Capacity: 150

*Available for morning or evening events.

The Santa Barbara Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion provides an indoor learning space for the Zoo to house educational programs and community events.The Discovery Pavilion features two classrooms that can be combined into one large meeting space if needed. Each room is equipped with automated drop down screen, permanently mounted projectors a fully integrated computer for the system. The sound systems are also tied to the front patios of each classroom as well as the exhibit gallery and surrounding areas. The system is able to handle most “plug-ins” from ipods to notebook PC’s.