Picnic Area Update
Currently only our Solar Pointe Picnic Area in the North America Parking Lot is open for guests that would like to enjoy a picnic before or after your Zoo visit or rental for small groups 50 or less in accordance with the current Governor's Order.
Picnicking is not allowed past the admission gates, but you are welcome to picnic before or after your Zoo Visit. Zoo staff will be monitoring this area, but you should plan to bring your own wipes to sanitize as well. A restroom is adjacent to this picnic site.
There is no reentry at this time.
Picnic Rentals and Catering
The North Carolina Zoo has designated rental picnic areas available by reservation only. Catering for your event or get together (minimum of 15 guests) is provided by our on-site caterer, Service Systems Associates (SSA). To plan your group outing, select from several locations, choose your catered menu and reserve by calling 800.488.0444 Ext. 7700. The natural setting of the Zoo enhances any gathering or special event.