Wild Birthday Parties

Potawatomi Zoo is the only place in town where you can celebrate your birthday with amazing wildlife from around the world. Share your love of animals with your family and friends while feeling great knowing that you are helping save animals from extinction.

You and your guests will enjoy all-day admission to the Zoo, a private space for up to 2 hours (indoors if below 60 degrees), a personal party host, optional animal encounters and more! Parties are held outside May-October unless there is inclement weather. November-April they are held inside a classroom space. 

We offer two exciting packages that include all the elements you need to host the wildest party in town.

Please review the drop downs below for more detailed party information. After reviewing click “Book Now” to reserve your party date and time. Party dates are available three months in advance and can be booked up to two weeks before the desired date. 

Wild Birthday Party Details:

Birthday Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am -1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to maximize availability. We will begin checking you in 15 minutes prior to your party start time. Birthday Parties can only be hosted during zoo hours. Party must end on time as we book back-to-back parties or host other educational events within the space.

Our Wild Birthday Party Packages are priced for up to 25 guests (includes children and adults). We can accommodate up to 35 guests with the add-on guest option ($10 per additional guest). 

Wild Birthday Parties are geared toward ages 3-12

A $100 cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel within 2 weeks of your scheduled birthday party. You may book a party starting 3 months before your intended date.

You are able to bring in your own food. We do not have freezer space and there may not be outlets available if the party is outside.

Balloons, noise makers, confetti/glitter, alcohol (unless purchased on zoo grounds), piñatas or glassware are not permitted for the safety of the animals, you, your guests, and other Zoo patrons. 

Your party is responsible for transportation and storage of party gifts, food, and supplies.

What is the basic flow of a Wild Zoo Birthday Party?

  • Guest arrival
  • Food
  • Craft/activity with the children
  • Cake
  • Presents
  • Party game (if time allows)
  • Animal Ambassador (if applicable)
  • Passing out attraction tickets
  • End of party

We offer two exciting party package options.

Zoo Explorer Package Price: $300; Member’s get 10% off

Zoo Explorer Package Includes:

  • Personal Party Host
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 of your guests
  • Party Favor for Birthday Child (plush animal)
  • Up to 2 hours in the Zoo Party Space; Party must end on time as we book back-to-back parties or host other educational events.
  • Attraction Tickets (Carousel or Train) for partygoers (Only available during open season)
  • In our closed season a 20-minute zoo tour is included.
  • 10 crafts/coloring sheets for children ages 3+
  • Animal-themed game led by Party Host

 

Animal Adventure Package Price: $350; Member’s get 10% off

Animal Adventure Package Includes:

  • Personal Party Host
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 of your guests
  • Party Favor for Birthday Child (plush animal)
  • Up to 2 hours in the Zoo Space
  • Two Educational Animal Encounters from a Zoo Educator (10 – 15 mins)
    • Animal Encounters: Have a Zoo Educator and two ambassador animals join in on the fun! This no touch encounter includes two small animals along with fun details about the animals and their unique characteristics. Please note – we do not take any requests for specific animals, as the Zoo Educator & Animal Care Professionals determines which animals are feeling up for an Animal Encounter that day. However, we can accommodate if you do NOT want to see a specific animal. Speak to your Party Host/Zoo Education for more details.
  • Attraction Tickets (Carousel or Train) for partygoers (and associated guardian if applicable) (Only available during open season)
  • In our closed season a 20-minute zoo tour is included.
  • 10 crafts/coloring sheets for children ages 3+
  • Animal-themed game led by Party Host.

The party packages include 25 people (both children and adults) and up to 10 more can be added for an additional fee of $10 per guest. Children under 2 do not count towards the total guest count. Outside food is permitted, but alcohol, straws, glass bottles are not allowed. Please read the FAQs below before booking a party.

To see FAQs click Here

To see birthday party add-ons click Here

To see zoo catering options click Here

Birthday Gift Box

Do you know an animal lover with a birthday coming up? You can send the zoo to them with our Birthday Gift Box. The box includes a custom painting done by our North American Porcupine Humvee, a small plush, a birthday card, and other eco-friendly surprises! Along with the box, you will receive a private YouTube link to a special birthday greeting featuring Humvee as he creates your special gift. 

Cost: $45. Members receive a 10% discount

Shipping costs included in price.

Purchase Here

*Please note that peanuts are fed to our North American Porcupine and there may be peanut particles present on the painting. 

Wild Birthday Parties

Potawatomi Zoo is the only place in town where you can celebrate your birthday with amazing wildlife from around the world. Share your love of animals with your family and friends while feeling great knowing that you are helping save animals from extinction.

You and your guests will enjoy all-day admission to the Zoo, a private space for up to 2 hours, a personal party host, optional animal encounters and more!

We offer two exciting packages that include all the elements you need to host the wildest party in town.

Please review the drop downs below for more detailed party information. After reviewing click “Book Now” to reserve your party date and time. Party dates are available three months in advance and can be booked up to one month before the desired date.

Wild Birthday Party Details:

Birthday Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am -1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to maximize availability. We will begin checking you in 15 minutes prior to your party start time. Birthday Parties can only be hosted during zoo hours. Party must end on time as we book back-to-back parties or host other educational events within the space.

Our Wild Birthday Party Packages are priced for up to 25 guests (includes children and adults). We can accommodate up to 35 guests with the add-on guest option ($10 per additional guest). 

Wild Birthday Parties are geared toward ages 3-12

A $100 cancellation fee will be applied if you cancel within 2 weeks of your scheduled birthday party. You may book a party starting 3 months before your intended date.

You are able to bring in your own food. We do not have freezer space and there may not be outlets available if the party is outside.

Balloons, noise makers, confetti/glitter, alcohol (unless purchased on zoo grounds), piñatas or glassware are not permitted for the safety of the animals, you, your guests, and other Zoo patrons. 

Your party is responsible for transportation and storage of party gifts, food, and supplies.

What is the basic flow of a Wild Zoo Birthday Party?

  • Guest arrival
  • Food
  • Craft/activity with the children
  • Cake
  • Presents
  • Party game (if time allows)
  • Animal Ambassador (if applicable)
  • Passing out attraction tickets
  • End of party

We offer two exciting party package options.

Zoo Explorer Package Price: $300; Member’s get 10% off

Zoo Explorer Package Includes:

  • Personal Party Host
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 of your guests
  • Party Favor for Birthday Child (plush animal)
  • Up to 2 hours in the Zoo Party Space; Party must end on time as we book back-to-back parties or host other educational events.
  • Attraction Tickets (Carousel or Train) for partygoers (Only available during open season)
  • In our closed season a 20-minute zoo tour is included.
  • 10 crafts/coloring sheets for children ages 3+
  • Animal-themed game led by Party Host

 

Animal Adventure Package Price: $350; Member’s get 10% off

Animal Adventure Package Includes:

  • Personal Party Host
  • Zoo admission for up to 25 of your guests
  • Party Favor for Birthday Child (plush animal)
  • Up to 2 hours in the Zoo Space
  • Two Educational Animal Encounters from a Zoo Educator (10 – 15 mins)
    • Animal Encounters: Have a Zoo Educator and two ambassador animals join in on the fun! This no touch encounter includes two small animals along with fun details about the animals and their unique characteristics. Please note – we do not take any requests for specific animals, as the Zoo Educator & Animal Care Professionals determines which animals are feeling up for an Animal Encounter that day. However, we can accommodate if you do NOT want to see a specific animal. Speak to your Party Host/Zoo Education for more details.
  • Attraction Tickets (Carousel or Train) for partygoers (and associated guardian if applicable) (Only available during open season)
  • In our closed season a 20-minute zoo tour is included.
  • 10 crafts/coloring sheets for children ages 3+
  • Animal-themed game led by Party Host.

The party packages include 25 people (both children and adults) and up to 10 more can be added for an additional fee of $10 per guest. Children under 2 do not count towards the total guest count. Outside food is permitted, but alcohol, straws, glass bottles are not allowed. Please read the FAQs below before booking a party.

To see FAQs click Here

To see birthday party add-ons click Here

To see zoo catering options click Here

Birthday Gift Box

Do you know an animal lover with a birthday coming up? You can send the zoo to them with our Birthday Gift Box. The box includes a custom painting done by our North American Porcupine Humvee, a small plush, a birthday card, and other eco-friendly surprises! Along with the box, you will  receive a private link to a special birthday greeting featuring Humvee as he creates your special gift. 

Cost: $45. Members receive a 10% discount

Shipping costs included in price.

Purchase Here

*Please note that peanuts are fed to our North American Porcupine and there may be peanut particles present on the painting.