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Birthday Party Information


Parties are held March –November





*      Held March - November

*      Located in the Children’s Zoo Adventure Center Party Room (across from the carousel)

*      2 hours long (Zoo Boo Parties are 2 ½ hours long)





*      A party host to help guide you through your party.

*      Admission to the Zoo for everyone attending the party.

*      2 hours to use our decorated party room.

*      Up close animal presentation with three education animals.

*      Treat bag for each child.

            Plates, napkins, silverware and tablecloths.

*      One carousel ride for guests.

*      Pizza (1 or 2 included. Extra pizzas $12 each – max pizza total per party is 4) Outside pizza may be brought into the zoo. 

*      Juice box for each child.

*      A fountain pop machine is in the room for adults to use

*      Special gift from the zoo for the birthday child






*      Parties are on a first-come, first-served basis and require a full payment when the party is booked.  A credit card can be taken over the phone to secure your date.

*      The parties are very popular and typically book several months in advance.  Parties can be now booked online.  If you have questions, please call the zoo at 814-864-4091

*      See the pricing information on the Party Room Pricing Sheet






Party Room Pricing Sheet

*      Full payment is due when party is scheduled.  (payment includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)

*      Any extra charges incurred during the party are due that day.


Option 1:  Small Party Package (for 20 people or less)             = ___________

                                                (Total people includes all children 2 and up and adults)

         Daytime Party Rental (11 am-1pm or 2:30-4:30 PM)                             

Member _____$160/ 2 hours for 20 people                

                                    Non-Member _____$180/ 2 hours for 20 people

                       ZooBoo Evening Party Rental (5:30-8:00PM)

                                         (During ZooBoo event only)                                

                                     Member _____$160/ 2 ½ hours for 20 people           

                  Non-Member _____$180/ 2 ½ hours for 20 people

2 Pizzas Included (16 kid sized slices each)  

      __1___ Cheese

      __1___ Pepperoni


Option 2:  Large Party Package (for 30 people or less)            = __________

                                     (Total people includes all children 2 and up and adults)

          Daytime Party Rental (11:00 am-1pm or 2:30-4:30 PM )                                      

                               Member _____$230/ 2 hours for 30 people                

                                                  Non-Member _____$260/ 2 hours for 30 people

           ZooBoo Evening Party Rental (5:30-8:00PM)

                             (During ZooBoo event only)                                

                                                       Member _____$230/ 2 ½ hours for 20 people           

                                    Non-Member _____$260/ 2 ½ hours for 20 people

3 Pizzas Included (16 kid sized slices each)  

      __1___ Cheese

      __2___ Pepperoni


Extra Charges- (Due the day of the party)

Additional Pizzas- $12 each                                               = __________

(must be ordered 7 days in advance- max of 4 pizzas)  



More than 1 Birthday Child- $10 each child                  = __________


Additional People – (above the party total)                     

Members _____$10 per person

Non-Members _____$12 per person         



*      Balloons, straws, glassware and piñatas are not permitted for the safety of the animals.

*      A refrigerator and freezer are located in the party room for your convenience. During your party hours only.

*      Decorations are not recommended and cannot be hung on walls. Our room is completely painted to look like a rainforest



*      What do I need to bring?

The party hostess will provide everything you need to celebrate a birthday, except the cake, ice cream and candles if desired.  We use paper plates for the pizza and the cake.  We have a pizza cutter, ice cream scoop, cake knife and a lighter for the candles. All the tables are covered in a brown tablecloth to match our rainforest theme. We provide the silverware and cups as well.


*      What time may I arrive?

Please plan to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled party.  Guests can arrive at the start of the party time.


*      What if it rains?

Parties are held rain or shine, so please plan accordingly.  The parties are held inside; however we do walk to the carousel building.


*      How long does the party last?

The Birthday Parties last 2 hours. You will need to be prompt exiting the party room at the end of your reserved time.  The first 15 minutes are for guests to arrive. Then the group has pizza followed by a carousel ride. Then we have our animal visitors arrive. Next is cake and then presents. The group is free to walk around and enjoy the Zoo before or after the party during normal zoo operational hours.  Make sure you take all of your belongings to your vehicle upon leaving the party room. You cannot leave items in the party room before or after your party time.


*      Is there a minimum or maximum number of guests?

Small parties are designed for 20 people or less. Large parties are designed for 30 people or less.  We ask that your entire party (including adults that stay) does not exceed the party size. However if it does you will be charged a per person fee for any person over your allowable party size.  The party room gets crowded very easily. A crowded room can cause the party to become uncomfortable for all participants. The room cannot exceed 35 people due to safety standards


*      What comes to the party during the animal presentation and how many?

The animals used for the birthday parties are education animals that are not on exhibit.  Three animals will visit the party room.  Some examples are rabbit, chinchilla, hedgehog, ferret, guinea pig, etc.


Can I change my party package to accommodate my growing number of party attendees?

Party Packages cannot be changed once selected. Please be sure to choose the appropriate size package for the amount of people you are planning to attend. This includes both adults and children. Any additional attendees above the party package size will incur an additional fee. We also do not refund for parties smaller that expected


*      May I bring extra food?

You may bring in outside food. You are more than welcome to bring in your own pizza as well.


*      Where should I direct my guests?

Guests should be directed to enter through the front admission gate.  They need to tell the gate attendant they are here for a birthday party.  They should follow through the Zoo grounds to the Children’s Zoo Bridge (near Monkey Island).  At the end of the bridge, they should take a left and walk into the party room.  The room is attached to the Adventure Center across from the Carousel.  Access through the zoos back gate is not available.