Plan Your Party

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

Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm or 2-4pm
(Reservation must be made at least
4 weeks in advance)

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

Sunroom in the Zoo Learning Center.

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

Things to Know

    • 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 is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds or exchanges.

Birthday Party Add-Ons

Little Wonders


These small but mighty animals will bring extra pizzaz 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


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.

Additional Birthday Party Add-ons

Gold Rides Pass

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$7 per pass

Platinum Rides Pass

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$10 per pass