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Have Your Party At The Birmingham Zoo!Zoo-Bday-RGB

Private parties are offered year-round! Space is limited, so reserve your party today. All parties take place rain or shine. Email party@birminghamzoo.com or call 205.909.4521 for more information. Advanced reservations are required – Standard and Pirate parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and Zoo-It-Yourself parties must be booked at least 1 week in advance.  Birthday parties are offered during the following times and last approximately 60-90 minutes:

Saturday – Sunday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

*Suggested party age range: 3-12 years old

BIRTHDAY PARTY CONTRACT

BIRTHDAY PARTY REQUEST

Birthday Party Packages: 

Standard Party Pricing:

Zoo Member price*: $350
Non-Member price*: $375

BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE

Standard Party Includes:

  • Birthday party ambassador
  • Parties last approximately 60-90 minutes
  • Gift for the birthday child and Adopt-An-Animal Certificate
  • Party for up to 16 guests (adults and children) including birthday child and parents
  • All-day admission to the Zoo following the party
  • Zoo themed cake (1/4 sheet cake that serves 25)
  • Drink options include: Dasani water and “Tummy Yummy” juice
  • Paper products (plates, napkins and forks)
  • Unlimited ride wristbands (train, carousel and slide)
  • Private animal encounter (An animal friend will make an appearance at your party!)

New! Pirate Party Package:

Be it Plunder or Adventure, book your party at the Birmingham Zoo to be the captain of your own crew! This swashbuckling excursion, will offer extra features like Lorikeet Feedings, pirate hats for the crew, a special pirate cake, and the chance to ride our new Pirate Train Ride. Call now to embark on your birthday voyage!

Pirate Party Package Pricing:

Zoo Member price*: $375
Non-Member price*: $400

BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE

Pirate Party Includes:

  • Birthday party ambassador
  • Parties last approximately 60-90 minutes
  • Gift for the birthday child and Adopt-An-Animal Certificate
  • Pirate Hats for the entire party
  • Party for up to 16 guests (adults and children) including birthday child and parents
  • All-day admission to the Zoo following the party
  • Pirate themed cake (1/4 sheet cake that serves 25)
  • Drink options include: Dasani water and “Tummy Yummy” juice
  • Paper products (plates, napkins and forks)
  • Unlimited ride wristbands (train, carousel and slide)
  • Lorikeet Feeding

Additional Upgrades Available for Standard or Pirate Parties:

  • Additional guest – $20 per person
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza – $12 per pizza
  • Upgrade to 1/2 sheet cake – $22
  • 12 cupcakes – $10

Reminders:

  • A Birthday Party Contract must be turned in following party approval.
  • Birthday Parties are not considered booked until the 50% deposit has been paid.
  • Final payment must be paid in full at least 7 days prior to the party date.
  • A final guest list is requested at least 48 hours before the party.
  • Birthday parties are rain or shine.
  • Parties may be rescheduled in the event the Zoo closes due to severe weather.
  • Cancelling your party will result in the forfeiture of your 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • Rides and activities are subject to change or cancellation based on weather conditions.
  • The Birmingham Zoo is not responsible for lost or stolen items or birthday gifts.
  • The Zoo does not have a secure place to store your gifts. Please collect them and store them in your vehicle.

Restrictions:

  • No outside food or drinks are allowed into the Zoo.
  • Balloons, confetti, rice, grills, pets of any kind, smoking, alcoholic beverages, straws, Styrofoam products, and goodie bags with any food, candy, or balls are not allowed in the Zoo.
  • No open flames are allowed inside the Zoo. Birthday candles will be provided for your party by a Birmingham Zoo birthday party ambassador.

*10% tax will be added to the total purchase.
All animal options are subject to approval by that specific animal department.

Zoo-It-Yourself Parties:

Be the King or Queen of the Jungle with a party at the Birmingham Zoo! Just pick up your party package at the Membership Office and lead your party on your own Zoo experience. Zoo-It-Yourself parties offer the convenience and flexibility of booking your birthday party at the Birmingham Zoo at any time. Available 363 days a year.

Pricing:

Zoo Member Price*: $175

  • $11 per additional child and/or adult guest (base price includes up to 16).
  • Zoo members may use their membership to enter the Zoo for free.

Non-Member Price*: $225

  • $14 per additional guest (child or adult)
  • Zoo members may use their membership to enter the Zoo for free.

Zoo-It-Yourself Parties Include:

  • Zoo admission for 16 guests
  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Adopt-An-Animal Certificate

Reminders:

  • Advanced reservations are required – Zoo-It-Yourself parties must be booked at least 1 week in advance.
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed into the Zoo. There is a picnic/pavilion area on the edge of the Zoo parking lot that is available for use as well as picnic tables behind the admission ticket booths. The availability of these areas is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Parties may be rescheduled in the event the Zoo closes due to severe weather.
  • Cancelling your party will result in the forfeiture of your 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • Rides and activities are subject to change or cancellation based on weather conditions.
  • You can pick up your unlimited ride wristbands and birthday gift in the Membership Office. Once you receive your birthday party package, it is your responsibility to pass out the wristbands to your party guests.

Additional Upgrades Available for all Packages:

Giraffe Feedings*: $50 for the entire group
Lorikeet Feedings*: $25 for the entire group
Zip line Tickets*: $10 per person

BIRTHDAY PARTY FAQs

*10% tax will be added to the total purchase.
All animal options are subject to approval by that specific animal department.