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Birthday Parties

UNFORGETTABLE BIRTHDAYS FOR PARTY ANIMALS

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.

 

Zooper Adventurer Package

Give your adventurer the VIP treatment on their special day by booking our Zooper Adventurer package that kicks off their special day with a behind the scenes tour of one of our popular zoo areas!

The package includes the following: 

  • Complimentary admission for birthday child (This will not be counted towards group of 8 in package)
  • Admission for up to 8 guests (child or adult)
  • 20 minute behind the scenes tour 
  • Zoo themed customized evite & dedicated party host
  • Use of cart to transport items during party time
  • Decorate birthday party room for 1.5 hours
  • 30 minute tour of space and 2 animals meet and greet 
  • 1 scavenger hunt/activity sheet and pencil per child 
  • 1 train and carousel token 
  • Adopt an Animal (View available animals here) www.denverzoo.org/adopt-animal
  • Family 4 pack of tickets for return visit
  • Souvenir photos  
  • 1 Lorikeet feeding token (weather permitting) 
  • Birthday Gift for child 
  • Souvenir gift for children in group 
  • Reserved Seating for party group at the wildlife show 
  • Birthday shout out at the Train or Carousel
Package Price: $1,000 Non-Member/$950 Member

Dino’s After Dark! Jurassic Parties

Our Jurassic Party package is offered on select evenings during Dino’s After Dark! Your prehistoric party will run from 6-8pm, leaving time for guests to go out and view the dinosaur exhibit in the park before we close Zoo grounds at 9pm.

The package includes the following: 

  • Complementary 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 evite, dinosaur décor and music 
  • Dedicated party host and use of push cart to transport items during party time
  • Use of cart to transport items during party time
  • Decorated jungle birthday party room
  • Reptile Animal meet and greet in party room
  • Activity table with dinosaur themed coloring sheets/masks
  • Dino mask photo station 
  • Take home souvenir for each child
  • 1 train and 1 carousel voucher per child (weather dependent)
  • Birthday gift and button for birthday child
Package Price: $700 Non-Member/$650 Member

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.

Zoo It Yourself

*This package does not include a reserved space or animal component.

The package includes the following: 

  • 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.
Price: $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 birthday@denverzoo.org 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.

Making reservations

Zoo It Yourself Package:

To book your package please email birthday@denverzoo.org 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:

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.    

Dino’s After Dark! Jurassic Package:

A minimum notice of 2 weeks is required to book your party. A signed contract and 75% deposit ($562.50 non-members/$525 members) are due within 1 week of receiving your contract. The remaining 25% balance ($187.50 non-members/ $448 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 (5:30pm), drop off any items/cake and see the room before meeting their guests at the Group Entrance Gate (Gate 1, Party host will give directions upon booking).  We recommend you tell your guests to meet you at least 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 up the stairs from the elevators at the party a frame sign that will read “Guests of “Charlie’s Birthday, gather here” written on it. Our staff will arrive at 6pm to collect all the guests as a group and escort them to the party room. In the event of late arrivals you may leave party tickets at the Boettcher Welcome Center but keep in mind that late arrivals will miss the animal meet and greet portion as times cannot be pushed back and the program begins at 6:15pm.

For the first 15 minutes you and your guests will be settling into the party room and then the party host will gather up the kids to prepare for the animal meet and greet! After the meet and greet your guests will have the option to use the rest of the party room time for snacks, activities and cake or go out into the park to explore and see the Dino’s. Once your party concludes you may use the cart to carry items to your car to store. Due to the later time frame of this package we are unable to allow extra time to be added on and we do not have space to store your party items.    

​Zooper Adventurer Package:

What can I expect?

Snow/Cancellation Policy 

Guests should be advised that in the event of heavy snowfall the Denver Zoo may choose to close in order to ensure patron and staff safety, however your party host will reach out to you and attempt to reschedule. If the Zoo cannot reschedule, a full refund will be provided to the guest. In the case of a guest choosing to cancel, there will be no refunds provided, please refer to your contract as we will attempt to work with guests first to reschedule for an alternate dates to avoid cancellation.

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 Ashleyvanveen@kmssa.com

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