Party with the Animals

Have the perfect birthday bash for your WILD child at Reid Park Zoo! “Taste” (Reid Park Zoo’s culinary team) will take care of your special day, so you can enjoy your guests, without the hassle! Your child and a herd of friends will ROAR with excitement!

$385 / $355 Zoo Member
(For up to 15 people – add $22 for each additional guest)


  • Reserved party area for 1.5 hours at 9:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m, or 2:00 p.m. (1 hr. earlier June-September)
  • All-day Zoo admission
  • Dedicated party attendant
  • Carousel tickets (birthday child receives special public recognition during the ride!)
  • Choice of one food package (breakfast options available for morning parties)
    • Hamburgers & hotdogs with the fixin’s & chips OR
    • House made cheese and/or pepperoni pizza, tossed salad & breadsticks
  • Unlimited lemonade & water
  • Cupcakes (choose vanilla or chocolate) with vanilla icing and chocolate drizzle
  • Plates, napkins, cutlery, and banquet linens for food and beverage tables only
  • Party favors of animal-themed drink sippers, cookies, and masks (kids only)
  • A special gift for the birthday child!

Food Options:

  • Add sides $1 per person for 1 item or $2.50 per person for 3 choices
    • Salad (potato, pasta, or tossed)
    • Beans (pinto, BBQ baked, or ranch style)
  • Add treats $1.95 per person, per item
    • Churro
    • Cotton candy
    • Popcorn
  • Add Eegees $2.25 per person
  • Beer, wine & margaritas available by request (inquire for details)

Party Extras (booked and paid directly by calling number provided):

  • Live Animal Encounters ($65 for up to 50 people): Enjoy a 30 minute hands-on visit from the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, hosted by the Zoo’s education team. Must be reserved at least one week in advance; subject to staff availability. Available only October 1- May 31.  Request your animal encounter here. We will call you within 48 hours to confirm and receive payment information.
  • Face Painting: Call (520) 850-8983 for reservation, details, and payment
  • Zoo-themes goody bags $5 each (minimum of 10 bags)

The small (but important!) print:

  • A $125 non-refundable deposit will hold your party time and date. The deposit will be applied to your final party payment. If canceling or changing the party date, the deposit can be reapplied for up to one year from the original reservation.
  • Three time slots available (parties are 1 hour earlier June-September):
    • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Party includes up to 15 guests. A $22 fee will apply for each additional guest
  • ALL attendees ages 2+ (child/adults, members/non-members) are counted toward party guest total
  • Add $10 per child under the age of 2, if included in food and party favors

Book Your Child’s Special Day – with “Taste” today

Book your Party Today!

(520) 326-8999
Or email us

Download a printable flyer here

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