Our event specialists treat you as the “mane” attraction and cater to your needs by offering amazing experiences, distinctive menus and a beautiful atmosphere, making every event remarkable.

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Download our birthday party fact and information sheet for all the nitty gritty details about having your birthday at Denver Zoo.


Interested in something a little different? Check out our Nature Play Private Programs! These 1-hour programs, offered on Fridays and Saturdays, will have young explorers digging, climbing, and playing on the tree-covered Zofnass Barclay Nature Play Trail overlooking Duck Lake. With support from a Denver Zoo educator, your group will explore the trail as scientists, play in nature, and meet one of our animal ambassadors in a private animal meet-and-greet. Please note: while eating/gift opening isn't permitted on the trail, your group is more than welcome to do so before or after this unbe-LEAF-able program!

Yes, We Still Zoo Birthdays!

Planning an intimate birthday party or special event for your favorite animal lover? Denver Zoo offers the coolest seasonal shindigs in town for 5 people and under—with a variety of wild venues across our 80-acre campus, PLUS meticulous safety and sanitation measures to keep your group safe.

We offer a variety of birthday party packages starting at $150, seasonally April through October.


Discover Denver’s only beachfront event space! This sandy-floor event space is located in our brand-new, Stingray Cove™ experience. Hands will meet fins in this new interactive exhibit, which will give you a chance to touch and feed an array of stingrays and sharks while they swim carefree in a state-of-the-art habitat. This outdoor venue is available seasonally from June through October.

  • Capacity: 5 guests
  • Includes: 2-hour rental, Stingray Cove access with feeding for 5, and a keeper talk
  • Catering Available
  • Available: 11:30am–1:30pm & 2:30pm–4:30pm daily (June–October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (Price Varies) & Private Giraffe Feeding ($250)


Head toward the California Sea Lion exhibit for an unforgettable experience on our private, elevated Sealside Party Deck. This second-floor outdoor space boasts unobstructed views of our boisterous sea lions. This outdoor venue is available seasonally from April through October.

  • Capacity: 5 guests
  • Includes: 2-hour rental
  • Catering Available
  • Available:  11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm–4:00pm daily (April–October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (Price Varies) & Private Giraffe Feeding ($250)


Head down to Harmony Hill's lower-level viewing area, The Den, for a private event space offering more than just the BEAR necessities for you and your guests! Don't forget to keep an eye on the surrounding windows to see our resident party-crashing grizzly, Tundra. This outdoor venue features plenty of shade and is available seasonally from April through September.

  • Capacity: 5 guests
  • Includes: 2-hour rental
  • Catering Available
  • Available: 10:30am–12:30pm & 1:30pm–3:30pm daily (April–September)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (Price Varies) & Private Giraffe Feeding ($250)


We allow the following items to be brought in for your birthday party.


  • Birthday cake and cake knife (cake knife only)
  • The Zoo DOES NOT provide cake or any other food storage before, during or after your event.
  • Birthday gifts (we do not provide storage so please bring a cart or be aware that gifts must be returned to your vehicle and are not allowed to be left in the space).
  • Limited birthday décor. Please let us know what you plan to bring as the Zoo does prohibit certain items.


  • Balloons are strictly prohibited
  • Balls of any kind
  • Confetti
  • Weapons (toys or otherwise)
  • No costumes are allowed
  • Music/entertainment (check with us on other options)
  • If you have any questions about specific items, please check with your sales representative prior to bringing anything into the Zoo

What Do You Zoo Now?

For more information, please submit an inquiry and a birthday specialist will be right with you.