Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer accepting new reservations for group business such as Birthday Parties, Meetings, Picnics, Corporate Events, Weddings and Other Social Events. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check back periodically for information regarding the resumption of these group events.

Please note, that if your event is currently scheduled, we will be in contact with all existing business. Questions? Please contact 952-431-9200.

newBDCakeChoose the Minnesota Zoo for your child’s next birthday party. We offer horse parties, overnight parties and themed parties! It’s sure to be a wild experience.

Our Themed Birthday Party Package Includes:
  • 90-minute themed program with Zoo staff
  • Live animal encounter with photo op (bring your camera)
  • 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):
Members $300
Non-Members $360
Additional guests (over 15 people)* $15 per person

All guests will be counted regardless of membership status.
*Maximum of 30 people per party. Additional guests will be paid for after the 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.

Birthday Party Themes: perfect for ages 1-12!
The themes are fixed based on the age your child is turning.party bag

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: Tropical Party
Spend your birthday in the tropics! Explore two worlds as you travel along the equator to meet a couple of our sun and water loving critters of the rainforest and the ocean. Then “relax by the pool” and sneak-a-peek above our tropical Shark Reef. It is sure to be an experience to remember!

Ages 9-12: Extreme Party
Imagine living in a less than ideal environment: too hot, too cold, too dry, too everything.  You and your birthday guests will meet some animals who thrive in these conditions. They will also share their secrets to living extremely well. No extreme party is complete without a look at the extreme eating habits of our Grizzly bears and a visit to their kitchen.

Please also take a moment to check out our premium birthday party packages as well:


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 [email protected] on the Monday prior to your party.

Offered select Saturdays & Sundays

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

Please click on the Register Online button below for the most up-to-date availability. Dates will show up online 3 months prior to each birthday party date that is available.

Prices subject to change

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?
Do parents of children attending the party have to pay to enter the Zoo?
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 choose the theme I want for my child's party?
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?
Can parents and families who come to drop off children but are not attending the party explore the zoo while they wait?
What should I expect during the party?
Do you have invitations I can use to send to my guests?
When do I have to decide if I want to order the cake/juice package?
What are the ingredients used in the cupcake cake?
Can I bring in my own cake/juice to the party?
Do you supply paper products like napkins and cups, etc.?
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.