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Zoo Birthday Party Packages

Calling all party animals!

Are you looking for a unique family friendly location to host your next party? Were you born to be wild? Zoo Boise is here to make your birthday one to remember.

Choose from three party packages which include a special zoo presentation, goodie bags, special gift for the birthday person, and multiple food options. View the different party packages below.

Radical Reptiles Party Package

  • Price $450 plus tax for up to 20 people, $20 for each additional person.
  • Private Party Space for 2 hours.
  • All day zoo admission for up to 20 people.
  • Water cooler with cups.
  • Take home goodie bag for each person – including coloring sheet, crayons, zoo scavenger hunt, 1 coupon for free farm feeding (available on party date only), and 1 ticket for free carousel ride (available on party date only).
  • Framed honorary Adopt-An-Animal certificate for birthday person.
  • Zookeeper Chat.
  • Education Animal Presentation.
  • No Catering
  • Cake or cupcakes and service items/paper products of cake or cupcakes are responsibility of purchaser.

Boisterous Birds Party Package

  • Price $600 plus tax for up to 20 people, $28 each additional person.
  • Everything included with the Radical Reptiles package (see above).
  • Taste Catering Snack Pack (pretzels, cotton candy, and popcorn).
  • Water and lemonade.
  • Cake or cupcakes and service items/paper products of cake or cupcakes are responsibility of purchaser.
  • Extra or additional food/drink items are available through the catering department.

Mischievous Mammals Party Package

  • Price $650 plus tax for up to 20 people, $30 each additional person.
  • All items in Radical Reptiles (see above).
  • Taste Catering Meal Deal (hot dog & chips or five 16” cheese or pepperoni pizzas).
  • Water and lemonade.
  • Cake or cupcakes and service items/paper products of cake or cupcakes are responsibility of purchaser.
  • Extra or additional food/drink items are available through the catering department.

Zoo Boise is a leader in wildlife conservation. A portion of all party proceeds goes to our conservation fund. Your birthday party will have a lasting impact on animals around the world. For more details on birthday parties at Zoo Boise please view the FAQs below.

Birthday Party FAQs

Q. Is party space indoors or outdoors?
A. The Party Space is outdoors.

Q. Are face coverings required?
A. Zoo Boise follows all local, state, and federal requirements. You will be advised of current guidelines prior to event date.

Q. Can outside food be brought in for birthday parties in reserved party space?
A. With the exception of cake or cupcakes, no outside food or drinks may be brought into party space.

Q. Is Catering available?
A. Catering is included with the Radical Reptiles package and the Mischievous Mammal package. Additional items may be ordered by contacting the catering department.

Q. What is the cancellation policy?
A. 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Balance is due one week prior to party date. Cancellations made after balance is paid are nonrefundable.

Q. What happens if the zoo needs to cancel the birthday party?
A. If there was a need for the zoo to cancel your party and an alternate date was not a possibility, a full refund would be issued.

Q. Is a deposit required to book at birthday party?
A. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.

Q. When is the balance due?
A. Balance is due one week prior to event date.

Q. When are birthday parties available?
A. Birthday parties may be booked any day of the week from 11AM – 1PM or 2PM – 4PM between May 15 – October 15, based on availability.

Q. Does the zoo provide invitations?
A. We do not provide invitations, but will send tickets for the number in your party when balance is paid.

Q. Does the zoo provide cakes (cupcakes)?
A. Cakes or cupcakes, as well as paper products for service of said items are the responsibility of the purchaser and not available through the caterer.

Q. Are candles allowed?
A. Open flames are not allowed on zoo grounds

Q. What is the animal encounter?
A. Animals used for presentations are from our education collection. Requests cannot be made and exact animals will not be announced prior to party.

Q. Does the zoo allow decorations to be brought in?
A. Balloons, stickers, and straws are not allowed on zoo grounds. Tacks, nails, tape, and staples may not be used. Table decorations are okay.

Q. Does the zoo supply linens?
A. Table coverings will be provided.

Q. Do members receive a discount?
A. There is no birthday party package discount for members.

Q. Do zoo members need a ticket for the birthday party?
A. Yes, if they are included in your seating, food and goodie bag count. Zoo members may enter the zoo with their membership card and join you at the party site if no additional service (such as seating, food, or goodie bag) are needed.

Q. After the party has ended may I store gifts, food or other items until departure?
A. The zoo does not have lockers or storage space for personal items. You can return items to your vehicle and re-enter the zoo.

Q. Is there reserved parking for guests?
A. No. Parking within Julia Davis Park is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no designated parking for zoo visitors.

Q. Is the price the same if 20 people do not attend?
A. Yes. Price for 20 people or less is the same.

Q. Are highchairs available?
A. No.

Q. How can I reach a staff member about a birthday party?
A. Contact Lyndsay by email and 208-608-7754 or Elaine by email.

Q. Where and when will zoo staff meet us?
A. A staff member will meet you at the designated gate 15 minutes prior to the party start time.

Q. What can I bring?
A. Cake, cupcakes, table décor, party favors, and gifts.

Q. What can’t I bring?
A. Alcohol, piñatas, balloons, stickers, straws, outside food or drinks (other than cake or cupcakes), music, and pets (service animals are allowed but not companion animals).

Q. How far in advance are reservations required?
A. At least one week advance booking is required and is based on availability.

Birthday Party Package Reservation Form

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For Mischievous Mammals Packages Only. Please indicate if you would rather have hotdogs and chips or five 16-inch pizzas. If pizzas, indicate how many cheese and how many pepperoni pizzas.