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ZOOper Birthday Parties


Guests arriving to enjoy the Zoo before the start of the party may proceed to the MAIN GATE near the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center to scan their tickets.


On the day of your party, we will reserve one parking spot in the front parking lot (near the Admissions window) for the party parent(s). You may remain parked there for the entire duration of your Zoo visit.

There will be signs leading you and your guests from the Admission window, down the winding pathway to the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center, where the party room is located. We ask that party parent(s) greet arriving guests in the indoor lobby just outside the party room.


Due to space and time constraints, gifts, food and personal items will need to be taken out of the room immediately following the end of the party.

Admission is good for the entire day – enjoy over 300 animals with your guests! Weather permitting, the carousel opens at 9 a.m. and runs throughout the day until the Zoo closes at 4 p.m.

All other rules and restrictions apply.

Reserve your date and time for your ZOOper birthday party. There is a $100.00 non-refundable rental fee for your birthday party room, which is due today. After you place your reservation, one of our ZOOper birthday party hosts will contact you to verify the details and provide you with confirmation and your personalized invitation.

ZOOper birthday parties have a fifteen (15) person minimum and include the following for $18.00 per participant (the birthday honoree is complimentary):

  • One (1) hour use of our indoor themed party room
  • Zoo Admission for each guest (Zoo Operating Hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
  • One Carousel Ride Per Guest
  • Zoo-Themed Decorations
  • Gift Shop Discount
  • Digital Invitation
  • Reserved Parking Spot

You can choose to add on a meet & greet with a bearded dragon, bunny, guinea pig, snake, tortoise or turtle for $45 (only one animal per party). We also have some really great meal options if you’d like us to cater your party from our on-site restaurant, Graze.

Final payment is due no less than 10 business days before your scheduled party date and will be taken by your ZOOper birthday party host.


For information about booking a birthday party, please email birthdays@centralfloridazoo.org or call 407-323-4450 ext. 136


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  • Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums