Wildlife Wonders parties are designed for young children and provide plenty of opportunities for discovery and imaginative play.

Your party meets at the Monsanto Education Gallery (located in the lower level of the Living World) where you will spend 45 minutes exploring the Wild Wonder Outpost, the Zoo’s discovery room. Next you will have the chance to see, touch and learn about some live animals. After a break to wash hands, it is time for cupcakes and drinks.

Party Package

  • 45 minutes in the Wild Wonder Outpost discovery room.
  • 45 minutes in reserved party area for live animals and cupcakes.
  • Offered year-round on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (additional fee of $55 for Wildlife Wonders parties at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Includes one Zoo adoption for the birthday child. Additional adoptions may be purchased.

Live Animals

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 for specific animals; however, we will honor any request to avoid animals due to allergies, etc.


$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.

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.

submit an inquiry form

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.