Plan your Party

A birthday party at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium guarantees a wild time for all your guests! Join us for a celebration like no other!

Dates/Times: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am - 12 pm or 2 - 4 pm
Advanced reservations only. Click on the booking link to see available dates and times.

Location: Sunroom in the Zoo Learning Center.

Capacity: Maximum 30 party guests (including adults and children 2+)

Cost: $400 (8 tickets included) (children 2 and under are free) (FOTZ members receive a $40 discount)

Birthday party group tickets do include a reservation to Sobela Ocean Aquarium.  Guests using FOTZ Memberships will need an Aquarium reservation.

Add an Animal Experience to your party:

Little Wonders - $100: These small but mighty animals will bring extra pizzazz to your birthday party. Zoo staff will provide a 20-minute up-close animal experience with two of our small species of ambassador animals in their presentation habitats. These small species include a mixture of the following: bugs, frogs, reptiles such as small tortoises or small snakes, and mammals such as sugar gliders or a hedgehog.

Memory Makers - $250: These medium-sized ambassador animals will elicit smiles and excitement from your birthday party guests. Zoo staff will provide a 20-minute presentation with two of our medium species of ambassador animals while your birthday party guests observe what makes each of the animals unique. These medium species include a mixture of the following: medium snakes, medium tortoises, birds such as pigeons or parrots, and mammals such as chinchillas or armadillos.

Birthday Party Guidelines

  • Room Rental Only and 8 tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased at group rate.
  • Purchaser will be responsible for setting up before and cleaning up after your party all within your 2-hour party time frame.  We will sanitize the room before & after the birthday party.
  • Purchaser may bring their own tablecloths, cupcakes, cake, and non-alcoholic beverages. No glass containers, balloons, streamers, glitter, streamers, balls, frisbees, or confetti.
  • Outside catering is prohibited.
  • Storage for coolers and party items are not available before or after your party time.
  • FOTZ members receive $40 off the birthday room rental.
  • All guests require an admission ticket. FOTZ memberships accepted.
  • Animal encounter is only available when purchased through a birthday party package. Specific animals cannot be requested.
  • Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium is a rain-or-shine event.  No refunds or exchanges.

Book a Regular Birthday Party

Book a FOTZ Birthday Party

Birthday Party Add-Ons

Animal Experience: Little Wonders

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Animal Experience: Memory Makers

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Gold Rides Pass

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$7 per pass

Platinum Rides Pass

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$10 per pass

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