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
  • Cupcakes, milk and juice
  • Tableware (We use real plates and cups to help reduce waste.)
  • Fun animal-related games, crafts and activities
  • An Animal Adoption gift for the 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.

Wildlife Wonders Party

  • 45 minutes in the Wild Wonder Outpost discovery room
  • 45 minutes in reserved party area for live animals and cupcakes
  • 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, (includes adults and children 1 and over), $7 for each additional guest, with a maximum group size of 40. 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 $40.

Dynamic Discovery Party

  • Theme: Caring Keepers
  • 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).

Cost: $400 for up to 25 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older), $7 for each additional guest, with a maximum group size of 40. 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 $40.

Really Big Reptiles Party (offered December - March)

  • Theme: Snakes, Crocodilians, Lizards, and Giant Tortoises
  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities and cupcakes
  • 30 minute Giant Tortoise meet and feed with brief behind-the-scenes tour of Herpetarium (for 14 guest ages 6 years and older)
  • Offered on select weekends December through March at 1 p.m.

Cost: $575 for up to 30 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older),  $7 for each additional guest, with a maximum group size of 40. 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 $55.

Party Like a Penguin (offered through March 1, 2015)

  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for live animals and cupcakes
  • Private tour of Penguin & Puffin Coast
  • Offered on select weekends at 2 p.m.
  • Includes one Zoo Penguin adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Cost: $500 for up to 30 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older). No additional guests can be accommodated. 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 $50.

Aquatic Adventure Party (offered April - September)

  • Theme: Sharks, Stingrays and Sea Lions
  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities and cupcakes
  • Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Featuring Sharks for birthday party guests
  • Offered on select weekends April through September at 10 a.m., 1 p.m, and 4 p.m. (summer season only).

Cost: $300 for up to 20 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older), $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.