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Birthday Parties


Denver Zoo offers the wildest birthday parties in town, without the hassle, that are purrfect for children ages 2-12 and will delight more mature guests as well. Many options are available for all ages and include party space, private live animal encounters. Birthday celebrations at Denver Zoo provide the opportunity for guests to connect with furry and feathered friends that they will never forget.


Zoo It Yourself

  • Complimentary admission for birthday child (Valued at $12-This will not be counted towards group of 10 in package)
  • Admission for up to 10 children
  • Zoo themed customizable evite
  • Scavenger hunt & pencil per child 
  • 1 train and 1 carousel voucher per child 
  • 1 Lorikeet nectar feeding voucher per child (weather permitting)
  • Birthday gift for child
  • Additional children can be added on for $15.00 per child and price will include all items above.
  • Discounted admission for non-member adults can be added on for $12.75 per person up to three days ahead of your party. This entry fee will not include any items listed above, it is just a discounted admission. If you need to add on extras the day of your party you will pay the regular ticket rates.
$250 Non-Member 
$200 Members


*Please note discounted attraction vouchers can also be added on.  For the carousel, all riders must have a voucher.  Riders under 42 inches must be accompanied by a standing adult and there is only one rider per animal.  Standing adults (adults standing next to a child on an animal) are free. 

For the train, riders under 42 inches must be accompanied by a paid adult.  Riders 2 years of age or younger ride for free with a paid adult. 

For Lorikeets, children must be accompanied by an adult in the exhibit however there is no official age requirement to feed.

To book your package please email at least 7 days ahead of your selected visit. Package payments are due upon booking and you can add on extras until 3 days ahead of your party. Once payment is complete we will leave all items for pick up at Guest Services at the main entrance. Admission and tokens are good for 1 year from date of issue and there are no refunds or exchanges.

Party Animal Package

We are hosting birthdays from 10:00 am-noon, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm and 3:30 pm-5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Party Animal Package is geared for children ages 4-11 years old and does include a party room for up to 25 guests for 2 hours. We do all of the set up and clean up! The package includes the following: 

  • Complimentary admission included for birthday child and 2 chaperones (not to be included towards 10 in package)
  • Admission for up to 10 children (ages 3-11)
  • Zoo themed customized evite
  • Dedicated party host and use of push cart to transport party items during party time
  • Jungle themed decorated birthday party room 
  • 30 minute animal meet and greet in party room
  • 1 activity sheet per child
  • 1 train and 1 carousel voucher per child
  • 1 Lorikeet nectar feeding voucher per child 
  • Birthday Gift and button for birthday child
  • Birthday announcement while your group rides the Train or Carousel
  • Animal Mask coloring station
  • Water Bottle souvenir for each child
Package Price: $700 Non-Member/$650 Member


*Parents and siblings of guests (member or non-member) are more than welcome to enjoy the Zoo during the party however everyone that is present for the duration of the party is considered a guest.  Additional children can be added on for $15 and price will include all items above. Adults who would like to attend the party are $12.75.

Making a reservation

A minimum notice of 3 weeks is required to book your party. A signed contract and 75% deposit ($525 non-members/$487.50 members) are due within 1 week of receiving your contract. The remaining 25% balance ($175 non-members/ $162.50 members) is due 7 days ahead of your party.  We will require a final count which will also be due 7 days in advance of party date. Please note that admission tickets and attraction tokens are good for 1 year from date of issue. Parties are held rain or shine.

What can I expect?

The birthday family is able to come in 30 minutes prior to their party time to meet the host and drop off any items and see the room before meeting their guests at the main gate.  We recommend you tell your guests to meet you 15 minutes ahead of your party time so everyone can enter at the same time. As a point of reference please have your guests meet at the “Zoo map” in the middle of the entry plaza. Our staff will arrive with a cart to help escort party guests to the party room once so everyone has arrived and will get everyone settled. In the event of late arrivals you may leave party tickets at Guest Services.

For the first 30 minutes our staff will run your animal meet and greet where your guests will be treated to some of our animals stars! Following this presentation your guests will have the rest of the time to use the room for activities, cake and presents following the presentation. Once your party concludes you may use the cart to carry items to your car to store. As we have multiple parties back to back we are unable to allow extra time to be added on and we do not have space to store your party items.    

Can we bring in our own food? 

The Zoo will provide water and lemonade, compostable small plates, forks, spoons, napkins, a cutting knife as well as have a lighter available for candles. Please note Denver Zoo does not allow any outside food or beverage other than the birthday cake. We do however offer a variety of options for food and beverages from our onsite catering team.

Download a PDF of our Party Animal Catering Menu

Please contact Ashley Van Veen for any catering questions and needs at

We look forward to hearing from you and hosting your special day! Please let us know if you need anything in the meantime.