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.

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


Wildlife Wonders package is $400 for up to 30 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.

Make a Reservation

This party is 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.) 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.


Full payment is due when you make your reservation.

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