Non-Profit Fundraisers at the Zoo

Sunset Zoo strives to partner with local and regional community organizations; past partnerships have included Mercy Health Center’s Wild Run and the National MS Society’s Walk. Approval of events are at the discretion of the Zoo Director and the focus of the fundraising may not be in competition with Sunset Zoo’s fundraising priorities.

Rental Fee
$400 per event. Rates available for community partners registered as 501c3 non-profits.

Rental Fee Includes:
  • Up to 6 hours of event time, any additional time must be approved by Zoo staff
  • Use of main Zoo (Australia, Prairie Dog loop, South America) and pavilion
  • Animal exhibits and respective buildings only open during normal operating hours
  • Non-profit agrees to include Sunset Zoo as an event sponsor in all event promotional materials, approval of each use must be submitted to Zoo staff before distribution
  • No alcohol during event
  • Includes admission for up to 200 guests (volunteers and event participants included)
Set up a consultation and tour of the facilities for more details by contact our Event Sales Coordinator, Courtney Dehn, at or 785-587-2737.

Event Extras
Consider enhancing your event with live animal roamers or an animal-themed face painting package.