newBDCakeChoose the Minnesota Zoo for your child’s next birthday party. It’s sure to be a wild experience. Perfect for ages 1-12. Voted Best Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Minnesota by WCCO.

Our Birthday Party Package Includes:
  • 45-minute themed program with Zoo staff
  • Live animal visitor with photo op (bring your camera)
  • Additional 45 minutes for your own activities
  • Zoo admission and parking for up to 15 adults and/or children (age 1 & above)
  • Gift for the birthday child (party bag with plush)
Package Pricing: (includes tax):
Additional guests (over 15 people)*$15 per person
All guests will be counted regardless of membership status.
*Maximum of 30 people per party.

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Optional Package Add-Ons:
Pull apart “cupcake” cake and juice (serves up to 15 people)$30.00 each
Party bag for guests$3.00 each
Shared Birthday Party
If you are doing a shared birthday party with two children, you can order a 2nd birthday gift (party bag with plush) during your online registration.

Birthday Party Themes

Ages 1-3: A Very Happy Birthday Caterpillar!
Celebrate your birthday with your favorite caterpillar! We will sing and dance caterpillar-style and read an interactive story together. Then, if you so choose, fill your own hungry tummy with cake, and before the party is over maybe you’ll turn into a beautiful butterfly!

Ages 4-8: Dragon Training 101
Celebrate your special day in the midst of dragons at the Minnesota Zoo! If you have ever dreamt of owning a pet dragon or imagined yourself flying on a dragon in a fairytale, then have we got a party for you! We’ll play dragon games, go on a Komodo Dragon Quest, including a visit to our main Zoo kitchen, and share the secrets of how we “train” our dragons!

Ages 9-12: Mermaids & Sea Monster Mash
There’s so much to explore in the depths of the big blue sea! We’ll put on our “oceanographer gear”, go behind-the-scenes above our Shark Reef, bust some myths, and solve some mysteries of the deep. You’ll surely discover the many treasures under the sea when you celebrate your birthday at the Minnesota Zoo!

NEW! Premium Pony Parties and Overnight Parties!
  • Premium Pony Parties are offered for children going into Grades 1-4 in the Fall of 2015.  More information…
  • Premium Overnight Parties are offered for children ages 8-18. More information…

Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please click on the Register Online button to see the most up-to-date availability.

Full payment is due at time of booking. Please email your expected headcount to on the Monday prior to your party.

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Ready To Book Your Party?

Prices subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Zoo’s cancellation policy?
Some of my guests have Zoo memberships. Do I still have to include them in the total number of guests?
What dates and times are available for a party?
What if my actual headcount is different than what I registered for?
Are the birthday child and his/her parents included in the total guest count?
Can I have a party for 2 children together?
Can the party room be rented for an extended period of time?
Is there a maximum number of guests for a party?
What should I expect during the party?
Do you have invitations I can use to send to my guests?
Can I bring in my own cake/juice to the party?
Is there a place to store presents or food while we tour the Zoo?
Can I bring in my own decorations?
Can I bring in my own party favors?


Additional Questions?

Email us at or call 952-431-9390.