Birthday Party Program

Experience a true Zoo animal adventure for your next birthday party, and leave all the details to us!

All parties are led by Education Department staff and include:

  • Private party area just for you and your guests
  • Individual birthday cakes and beverages for adults and children
  • Tableware (We use real plates and cups to help reduce waste.)
  • Fun animal-related games, crafts or activities
  • An Animal Adoption gift for birthday child (animal will vary)
  • Customize your party with extra opportunities for your guests (see sidebar).

Party Packages

Pick a party package and theme to match your child's interest and abilities. Click on links to see more details.

Party Like a Penguin

  • Recommended for groups with guests between the ages of 4-9
  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area in The Living World
  • Live animals* to see and touch (* will not include a penguin)
  • Private tour of Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit space (this is not a behind-the-scenes tour)
  • Offered on select weekends at 2 p.m.
  • Includes one Zoo Penguin adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.
  • Theme: Penguins

Cost: $500 for up to 30 guests, includes adults and children. No additional guests can be accommodated. Each child 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum 1:4 adult to child ratio. Zoo Members at the Family level or higher receive a discount of $50.

Wildlife Wonders Party

  • Recommended for groups with guests 1 - 5 years old
  • 45 minutes in the Wild Wonder Outpost discovery room
  • 45 minutes in reserved party area for live animals, cupcakes and gift
  • Live animals to see and touch
  • Offered year-round on weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also offered at 4 p.m. during the summer. (Other days may be available by special request.)

Cost: $400 for up to 30 guests (adults and children), $7 for each additional guest. Each child 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a 1:4 adult to child ratio for children 4 and older. Maximum 40 people allowed. Zoo Members at the Family level or higher receive a discount of $40.

Dynamic Discovery Party

  • Recommended for groups with guests 6 years old and up
  • 2 hours in reserved party area for activities, live animals, and cupcakes
  • Offered year-round on weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Other days may be available by special request.)
  • Theme: Caring Keepers

Cost: $400 for up to 25 guests (adults and children), $7 for each additional guest. Each child 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a 1:4 adult to child ratio for children 4 and older. Maximum 40 people allowed. Zoo Members at the Family level or higher receive a discount of $40.

Aquatic Adventure Party (offered April 19 - July 27, 2014)

  • Recommended for groups with guests between the ages of 4-8
  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities, cupcakes and gifts
  • Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Featuring Sharks for birthday party guests
  • Complementary Stingray feeding for the birthday child (guests may have the opportunity to purchase stingray food)
  • Offered on select weekends April 19 through July 27, 2014 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m, and 4 p.m. (summer season only).
  • Theme: Sharks, Stingrays, and Sea Lions

Cost: $300 for up to 20 guests (adults and children), $6 for each additional guest with a maximum group size of 32. Each child 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a 1:4 adult to child ratio for children 4 and older. Zoo Members at the Family level or higher receive a discount of $30.

Make a Reservation

Please call (314) 646-4544, #6, or submit an inquiry form. We require a signed agreement and full payment to hold your date. We suggest reserving at least one month in advance.

Payment

Full payment is due when you make your reservation.