Birthday Parties at the Zoo

hedgehog girlBirthday Party Package ($299.95)

  • 1.5 hours use of a classroom
  • 15 Zoo admission tickets (good for kids and adults)
  • Unlimited carousel rides throughout the day
  • A special visit from one of our animal ambassadors

Party times
  • 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

The party room can be accessed 15 minutes before the party start time. Please end your party promptly at the end time; party times are not extended for late guests. Additional party time may be allowed at $25 per additional half hour depending on availability.

Zoo admission

Paid admission (or membership) is required for all party guests (kids, parents, siblings, etc). Party guests may use their Zoo membership; additional tickets are not needed for guests using Zoo membership.

15 Zoo tickets are included in the package price. These tickets are good for kids or adults.

Additional tickets may be purchased for a discounted rate of $10.00 for adults (ages 13+) and $6.50 for kids (ages 3-12); children ages 2 and under are admitted free. Rates include a 5% admission tax.

birthday party classroomSETUP & decoratiONS

The classroom is a private room inside the Education Center. One side of the room has all glass doors and windows; on the opposite side are counter space and cabinets. The classroom is set with five 6-foot-long rectangular tables and 45 chairs. The maximum number allowed in the room is 45.

Please do not tape or tack on party room walls, windows or sills; table decorations work best! Please remove all decorations promptly at the end of the party. Please do not bring balloons, Styrofoam products, straws, glitter or confetti into the Zoo or party rooms. PiƱatas are prohibited. Please remove all decorations promptly at end of party.


Two weeks' notice is required to book a birthday party.

To reserve a date and time for your party, a non-refundable deposit of $75 is due at booking. The deposit is applied towards the package fee. The remainder is due 10 days before the party date. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.

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Carousel Rides

Party guests may have unlimited rides on the carousel throughout the day. All party guest riders are asked to exit at end of each ride and get in line to ride again. This gives everyone an opportunity to ride their favorite carousel animals! The carousel building and rides are open to all Zoo visitors.


Party hosts are welcome to bring a birthday cake, food and drinks. No alcohol please. Please supply your own paper products, table covers, disposable ware and cake cutter. Onsite catering is also available for your convenience.

Catering Menu (PDF)