Birmingham Zoo
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Birthday Parties

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 or call 205.909.4521 for more information. Advanced reservations are required – Parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.  Birthday parties are offered during the following times and last approximately 60- 90 minutes:

Saturday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Sunday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

*Suggested party age range: 3-12 years old



Birthday Party Package*:


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


Standard Party Includes:

  • Birthday party ambassador
  • Parties last approximately 60-90 minutes
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • 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!)

Additional Upgrades Available:

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


  • 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.


  • 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.