Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has meeting facilities and venues available daily and for after-hours events. Meeting rooms can accommodate from 20-350 people. In addition, Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium has two picnic pavilions available for rent for group picnics (from 40 to 500 people seated at picnic tables with opportunities for larger groups). Opened in April 2012, the Aquarium Conference Center at the Scott Aquarium is one of several facility rental options for upscale events. Located on the west side of the Scott Aquarium, the 13,000 square foot conference center is a meeting place unlike any other. With 5,464 sq ft of banquet space, the room will transport guests into the underwater world of the sea. The main room can seat 380 people for a large event or be divided into smaller rooms to seat 50 to 100 people. The conference center features a 10 foot coral reef tropical fish aquarium in the foyer. Features in the main room include a 75 foot Modular Arts wall that can be illuminated by a variety of colored lights in the main room and the view of the back side of the foyer aquarium through 24 feet of glass. Journey to Africa for your next gathering or celebration! Modeled after lodges found in the African savanna, the African Lodge features a high-pitched roof lined with plastic thatch shingles, uniquely themed lighting fixtures and a rounded dining space with an over-sized faux stone fireplace. Indoor seating for 100, with additional outdoor seating, overlooks the four-acre elephant exhibit and wading pool. Spacious restrooms are also located in the area. To enhance the experience, guests are able to enjoy viewing the elephant family’s new quarters. Tailor your event to fit your needs in a place unlike any other!