Catering

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 gnitty gritty details about having your birthday at Denver Zoo.

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 10 people and under—with a variety of wild and wooly venues across our 80-acre campus, PLUS meticulous safety and sanitation measures to keep your group safe.

THE SANDBAR

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 mid-October.

  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Rental Price: $550 (members receive $50 off)
  • Includes: 2-hour rental, 10 admission tickets, Stingray Cove access with feeding for 10, and a keeper talk
  • Catering Minimum: $60
  • Available: 9:00am–11:00am, 11:45am–1:45pm & 2:30pm–4:30pm daily (June¬–mid-October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (additional fees apply)

LLAMA LANDING

The most llamazing place to host your next private event or birthday! At Llama Landing, it’s always an all-llama, no-drama experience. This two-hour rental ends with a private llama demonstration, hosted by our knowledgeable keepers, allowing your group to learn about our incredible llama boys, Jorge and Fernando. This outdoor venue is available seasonally from June–September.

  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Rental Price: $450 (members receive $50 off)
  • Includes: 2-hour rental, 10 admission tickets, and Llama demo
  • Catering Minimum: $60
  • Available: 12:30pm–2:30pm weekends (June – September)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (additional fees apply)

SEALSIDE PARTY DECK

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 mid-October.

  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Rental Price: $300 (members receive $50 off)
  • Includes: 3-hour rental space and 10 admission tickets
  • Catering Minimum: $60
  • Available: 9:30am–12:30pm & 1:30pm–4:30pm daily (April–mid-October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (additional fees apply)

THE DEN

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 mid–October.

  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Rental Price: $300 (Members receive $50 off)
  • Includes: 2-hour rental and 10 admission tickets
  • Catering Minimum: $60
  • Available: 10:30am¬–12:30pm & 1:30pm–3:30pm daily (April–mid-October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (additional fees apply)

AFTER-HOURS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Wow your guests with an after-hours party, allowing your group to wander the Zoo grounds without any of the daytime crowds. Your party will have access to all the outdoor exhibits, ensuring a uniquely WILD event. We offer four after-hours rental spaces throughout the Zoo: The Sandbar at Stingray Cove, Brown Bear Restaurant, Kamala Café, and the Sealside Party Deck. Available June through mid-October.

  • Capacity: 10 guests
  • Rental Prices: Members receive $50 off
    • The Sandbar: $1,000 (includes Stingray Cove access with feeding for 10 and a keeper talk)
    • Brown Bear Restaurant: $800
    • Kamala Cafe: $800
    • Sealside Party Deck: $800
  • Includes: 2.5-hour rental, 10 admission tickets, and after-hours access to the Zoo’s outdoor exhibits
  • Catering Minimum: $60Available: 5:30pm–8:00pm daily (June–mid-October)
  • Optional Add-Ons: Adopt-An-Animal Gift Box (additional fees apply)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

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

ALLOWED:

  • 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.
  • Additional tickets can be purchased at the main gate in advance or on the day of the party.

NOT ALLOWED:

  • Balloons are strictly prohibited
  • Balls of any kind
  • Confetti
  • Weapons (toys or otherwise)
  • No costumes are allowed
  • No other food or beverages other than cake or dessert are allowed
  • Music/entertainment (check with us on other options)
  • Other, 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.