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.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

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

  • 2 hours in reserved party area for activities, live animals, and cupcakes.
  • Offered year-round on weekends.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

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

  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities and cupcakes.
  • 30 minute Giant Tortoise meet and feed (for 15 guests ages 7 years and older).
  • May add an in-classroom live animal experience for an additional $50.
  • Offered year-round on weekends.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Cost: $550 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

  • 90 minutes in a reserved party area for activities, live animals and cupcakes.
  • Party concludes with walk to Penguin & Puffin Coast.
  • Offered year-round on weekends.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Cost: $450 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 $45.

Aquatic Adventure Party (offered April - September)

  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities and cupcakes.
  • Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Featuring Sharks for birthday party guests.
  • May add an in-classroom live animal experience for an additional $50.
  • Offered on weekends April 17 through September 27, 2015.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Cost: $400 for up to 20 guests, (includes adults and children 1 and older), $7 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 $40.

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.

Animal Enrichment Gifts

You can have your guests donate animal enrichment gifts in lieu of presents! Click here for more information.

Custom Themes

Custom themes available for an additional fee. A minimum of 6 weeks advance notice is required.

Note: We welcome individuals of all abilities. For parties that may require special accommodations, instruction, or services, please contact the Education Office at (314) 646-4544, #6.