Birthday Party Packages
This 2-hour package includes:
*You are responsible for supervising your ENTIRE party including food service
FEE: $325 - members will still enjoy a $25 discount!
SLOTH BEAR PARTY PACKAGE
This 2 1/2 hour package includes:
FEE: $375 - members will still enjoy a $25 discount!
In addtion to what is listed above, for all parties we will provide tables, chairs, table coverings and all paper products.
TO BOOK A PARTY:
How do go about booking a party?
Please call the Education Department at: 774-203-1844 or send an email to book a party. We recommend that you call to book your party AT LEAST 3 months in advance. In order to fully book a birthday, you are required to give us a $75 deposit within 1 week or we will release the date. Once a program is booked, you will receive a contract and booking letter from the zoo. The $75 deposit is non-refundable unless the zoo must cancel the party due to unsafe conditions.
Does the 25-person limit apply to both adults and children?
Yes-25 guests means ALL the people you have coming to the party including all children and adults. For safety reasons, we will enforce this limit.
Is there a minimum number of guests required to book a party?
There is no minimum for booking a party.
Will there be a staff member or "party host" in the room?
No. All supervision and food service is the responsibility of the booking party.
Do you provide games for the children while in th classroom?
No, but parent are welcome to bring activities if they wish. NOTE: Pinatas are NOT permitted.
What is the meal provided for the Sloth Bear party?
We offer pizza as a meal for these party programs.Please understand pizza is ordered from an outside source and is brought to the zoo. The time we give for eating may be plus or minus 5-10 minutes, depending on the vendor.
Can I bring my own lunch for a zoo party?
Outside food and drink are not allowed in the zoo - we do not allow groups to bring in lunches, have meals catered or have food delivered to the zoo.The only exception applies to those with food allergies or dietary restrictions. In these cases, we allow the person with the allergy/restriction to bring in a substitute meal for themselves.
Can I bring in snacks or extra drinks for adults?
We understand that you may wish to provide bottled water or soda, chips, or cheese and crackers for adults. You may bring in small amounts of snacks like those listed for adults, but these items are confined to the classroom.
What kind of cake and ice cream comes with the birthday party? Can I bring my own if I want?
We offer a Hoodsie-type ice cream cup for each child. Our cakes come from Zaccagnini's Pastry Shoppe. The cakes are single layer, 1/4 sheet cakes. If you want to bring in a specially made cake, or you would like to bring extra, you are welcome, however, we do not offer a price cut for bringing your own cake/ice cream.
What are the times for birthday parties?
We offer 2 time slots/day: 10 AM and 1 PM
What is in the 'goody bags'?
The items in the goody bags sometimes changes, depending on what is available. Typically they contain items such as coloring books, crayons, temporary tattoos, and bubbles. All goody bags will contain basically the same items.
Does the time limit on the party refer to the time in the party room or in the zoo?
Time limits refer to time in the party room. The cost of your party includes admission to the zoo for up to 25 guests and you are welcome to enjoy the zoo even after your party concludes.
What is the 'education program' included with the party?
Every party program includes a brief, educational encounter with 3 animal ambassadors of the birthday child's choice. All our animal ambassadors are small, easily handled animals such as snakes, chinchillas, lizards and ferrets that are used to being around children.When you book a program with us, we will send you a contract that has the complete list of ambassadors available for program use. The education program lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
When is the final payment due?
The balance is due on the day of your party
What happens if it rains?
We hold our parties rain or shine. We suggest that you and your guests dress for whatever weather conditions are predicted.
Can I leave the zoo to use the playground or go to my car?
Party guests will have their hands stamped by staff members upon entering the party room. This stamp will allow you to re-enter the zoo as often as you like that day.
Happy Birthday to You...have a party at the Zoo!
Children who love animals will love birthdays at the Zoo! Zoo parties are safe, educational and most important...FUN! Animal encounters and a walk around the zoo will have your pride ROARING with excitement!