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Birthday Parties

Calling All Party Animals!

Transform your child’s birthday party into a wild day by celebrating in our themed indoor party room with exclusive amenities!

Saturday or Sunday

10 – 11 AM OR 1 – 2 PM

Zoo Operating Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM daily; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Birthday Party Includes:

  • Zoo Admission
  • One Carousel Ride Per Guest
  • Photo Op Station
  • Zoo-Themed Decorations
  • Gift Shop Discount
  • Digital Invitation
  • Reserved Parking Spot

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations. The deposit will be credited towards your final balance

Animal Meet & Greets

Enjoy a visit with the animal your choice in your party room. Meet & Greets are an additional $45 (one animal per party) and will be part of the celebration time allotted.

Options: Bearded Dragon, Bunny, Guinea Pig, Snake, Tortoise or Turtle

Please Note: In order to abide by social distancing requirements, guests are not permitted to touch or hold any of the animals and must maintain a 6 foot distance during the meet and greet.


Face Painting

Treat your guests to a festive transformation – blends seamlessly with the hosted activities during your party.

To book, please contact Tifinie Boutot of Eye Candy Face & Body Art by calling 407-405-0384.


Sonny’s BBQ

As our exclusive caterer, you may select from a variety of food options from Sonny’s BBQ like chicken tenders, sides, fruit and vegetable platters, and more. Additional costs apply. Please request the menu upon booking.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required in advance to secure the date and time of your party. Deposits must be made at time of booking and can be paid via credit/debit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Deposits will be credited towards your final balance.

A confirmation and personalized invitation, for you to print or forward electronically to your guests, will be e-mailed to you the day the deposit is received.

A final headcount (adults and children) and final balance payment, are due in full 2 weeks prior to the party. We cannot issue refunds for no-show guests on the day of your party. You will be charged $20.00 per person if additional/unexpected guests (in excess of the amount you paid) attend the one hour celebration. No additional food service can be provided the day of the party.

Please Note: Zoo Annual Pass Holders not included in your party headcount can enter the Zoo on their own, but will not be permitted to accompany party participants in the party room or animal encounter, if booked.


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 10am and runs throughout the day.


All other rules and restrictions apply.

For information about booking a birthday party while the Zoo remains under modified operations, please email us at birthdays@centralfloridazoo.org or call 407-323-4450.

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