newBDCakeChoose the Minnesota Zoo for your child’s next birthday party. It’s sure to be a wild experience. Perfect for children ages 8-18!

Our Premium Overnight Birthday Party Package Includes:
  • Behind-the-scenes tours, overnight stay at the Zoo and much more (see themes below)
  • Evening pizza snack and cold breakfast in the morning
  • Zoo admission and parking for up to 15 adults and/or children
  • Gift for the birthday child (party bag with plush)
  • T-shirts for everyone in the party
Premium Overnight Package Pricing: (includes tax):
Members $735
Non-Members $885
Additional guests (over 15 people)* $49 per person

All guests will be counted regardless of membership status.
*Maximum of 30 people per party. Minimum of 2 adults per party.

Optional Package Add-Ons:
Pull apart “cupcake” cake and juice 
(serves up to 15 people)
$40 each
Party bag for guests
Reusable, drawstring bags are available for purchase. You may bring in your own favors to fill the bags if you’d like, but the bag itself is a great souvenir of their time at your child’s party.
$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.

Choose from three overnight themes:party bag

  • Oceans After Dark – year round availability
    • Behind-the-scenes tours
    • Ocean themed activities throughout the evening
    • Zookeeper meet-up in the morning
    • Sleeping in sleeping bags (bring your own) in Discovery Bay near our ocean animals
  • Forests After Dark – available April through October
    • Behind-the-scenes tours
    • Activities about forest animals and nocturnal adaptations throughout the evening
    • Zookeeper meet-up and the chance to make a treat for our grizzly bears
    • Sleeping in sleeping bags (bring your own) near the black bears (open to outside) with an indoor back-up option
  • Farm After Dark – available April through October
    • Private farm tour including observing a cow milking demonstration and feeding animals
    • Farm themed activities throughout the evening
    • Campfire with s’mores (based on weather)
    • Sleeping in tents outdoors (based on weather) with an indoor back-up option (tents are provided)

Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at [email protected] with your first and second choice overnight dates and we will get back to you to confirm your date. All overnights take place on a Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m. and go until 9 a.m. on the Saturday morning. At that time you can go online to register your party.

Full payment is due at time of booking. Please email your expected headcount to [email protected] on the Monday prior to your party. There is a minimum of 2 adults that would need to attend per party.

Overnight Times

  • Starting at 6:30 p.m. on a Friday evening and going through 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.
  • You are welcome to stay that Saturday and enjoy the rest of the Zoo on your own.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call 952-431-9390.

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?
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 [email protected] or call 952-431-9390.