Please view the Snow Building Rental Application for detailed information regarding rules, restrictions, reservation, and cancellation policies. Submit your completed form via email or fax to (510) 735-8840 at least 6 weeks in advance. Please contact (510) 632-9525 ext. 200 for more information.
All rental rates are the same for all parties, including non-profits. You must rent the Snow Building for a minimum of 5 hours. You may opt to add additional hours to your reservation at an additional hourly rate.
PLEASE NOTE: Rates below are for events taking place in 2016.
If your event takes place in 2017, please click here for 2017 rate changes.
Rental Rate (for up to 5 hours):
Friday & Sunday: $1320.00
Saturday & Holidays: $2400.00
New Year's Eve: $3250.00
Additional Hourly Rate:
Friday & Sunday: $90.00
Saturday & Holidays: $180.00
Reservation & Damage Deposit (refundable):
Friday & Sunday: $500.00
Saturday & Holidays: $500.00
New Year's Eve: $750.00
Maximum Capacity: 175 seated / 250 standing.
Rental Hours / Availability: Weekdays: 8:00am - 12:30am, Weekends: 10:00am to 12:30am (12:00am youth events).
Required Security: $30.00 per hour per guard. Your party may not require security.
Optional Security: $30.00 per hour per guard. Your party may not require secrity.
Kitchen Access: $300.00
Tables: 5' tables for $8.00 each.
Equipment: 1 hand crafted statesman podium is available for rent for $25.00
Discounted Parking Passes: $6.00 per pass.
Discounted Admission Passes: Adults: $14.75 / Seniors (65+) and Children (2-14): $10.75
Planning Your Visit
Explore The Zoo
Picnic Site Map
Marian Zimmer Auditorium
Commercial Film & Photo
History & Future Planning
East Bay Zoological Society