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The Living Desert

Fantastic themed private events are offered, including a Spirit of Africa Safari with exotic wildlife, interactive drumming station, and safari-inspired dinner circa 1910 in an exclusive private party room, the District Commissioner’s House. They can also tailor an event to suit your specific needs with expert presenters who bring live animals to you. From contemporary spaces with stunning architecture to mud-walled huts and thatched roofs, there are several interesting venues for your special event. The zoo and botanical gardens can help you organize the perfect party, whether elegant and tranquil, or fun and unique.

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Health and Safety Summary
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Group Dining & Banquets
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 350
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Guest Hours
  • Guest Hours: Fall/Winter/Spring Hours October 1 to May 31st 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m. SUMMER HOURS June 1 - September 30 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Last admission at 1 p.m.
Amenities & Guest Services
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Time to Experience Activity
  • 1 - 2 Hours:
  • Half Day:
Tour Information
  • Customized Tours:
  • Guided Tours:
  • Tour Duration: Two Hours
  • Tour Schedule: Private Safari Tours Available 7 days a week by reservation
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Standard Amenities
  • Largest Room 2700
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10460
  • Reception Capacity 700
  • Theatre Capacity 350
  • Banquet Capacity 350
General Meeting Information
  • Indoor Space (square feet) 4060
  • Outdoor Space (square feet) 6400
47900 Portola Avenue
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