This party is designed for school-aged children (ages 6 years old and up) and includes fun, guided activities. Each party meets on the lower level of The Living World/North Entrance building. There, Education department staff will lead the group in an active game, craft, and live animal presentation, followed up by cupcakes and candles. By request, time can be set aside for unwrapping gifts.

Theme: Caring Keepers

Engage in activities about Zoo animal keeping and veterinary care at this fun party.


Build A Zoo
Guests will work together to create their ultimate zoo. Natural building materials, and animals and plant replicas are provided to assist their amazing imaginations. They’ll learn what different animals need in their zoo homes, and what zookeepers need to care for them. Will it have a giant shark tank or a drive through flight cage? Only these creative curators know.

Blow Darts!
Make paper blow pipes and blow darts as you see about how Zoo vets use this important tool both at the Zoo and in the wild to deliver medicine to animals. Then develop your darting skills as you play the blow dart game. Watch out parents, you might be asked to act like an animal!

Keeper Relay
Divide into teams to see who are the fastet AND most responsible keepers as you don keeper gear and try to be the first to clean a simulated animal exhibit.

Animal Contact
Three animals will be brought out for your guests to see and touch (NOTE: animal contact limited to 30 guests only). We cannot honor requests to contact specific animals, however we will honor any request to avoid contacting animals due to allergies, etc.


Dynamic Discovery package is $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.

This party is offered year-round on weekends at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Other days may be available by special request.)

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 two weeks in advance.


Full payment is due when you make your reservation.

Want to Know More?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details about our party program.