This party offers guests plenty of opportunities for both independent discovery and group exploration as they learn about the world’s biggest reptiles.

Each party meets in the lower level of the Living World. Once assembled, the group will begin exploration in the Education Classroom area. Snakes, crocodilians, lizards, and turtles will be the talk of the day as the birthday child and guests recreate their favorite reptiles,  cozy up to a life-size green anaconda, and test their strength against  the chomp of a crocodile. Next, the group will sit down to celebrate with turtle-themed cupcakes and drinks. Finally, it’s time to slither over to the Herpetarium for a chance to meet and feed the Giant Tortoises.

Party Package
  • 60 minutes in a reserved party area for activities and cupcakes.
  • 30 minute Giant Tortoise meet and feed (for 20 guests ages 6 years and older).
  • May add an in-classroom live animal experience for an additional $50.
  • Offered on select Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Scaly Stations

Super Long Snakes

Guests will discover the lengths of various snakes as we slither around the classroom. Just how long is the longest snake in the world?

Make Your Favorite Reptile

Each guest will have a chance to channel his or her inner artist as we learn about various large reptiles and create our own using Model Magic.

Crocodile Chomp

At this station party guests can test their strength against the bite of a saltwater crocodile. Can you muster the muscles to match?


Discover what makes a reptile a reptile as we examine various Zoo biofacts.

Meet and Feed

30 minute Giant Tortoise meet and feed (for 20 guests ages 6 years and older).

Guests will join a Herpetarium keeper INSIDE the giant tortoise habitat, where they will hand feed carrots to our Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises while learning about these gentle giants.


$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.

Make a Reservation

We require a signed agreement and full payment to hold your date. We suggest reserving at least one month in advance.To make a reservation please call (314) 646-4544, #6, or fill out the form below.

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