Create a treasured memory for your child with a birthday party at Elmwood Park Zoo. The Zoo offers a selection of party packages that are based on the number of guests. Each party is provided with a personal party assistant that manages all of the details so you can relax and enjoy your event.

Basic Party Package - $300

Deluxe Party Package - $425

Accommodates up to 15 guests, including adults and children. Each additional guest is $18.
Accommodates up to 24 guests, including adults and children. Each additional guest is $18.

** Elmwood Park Zoo Members receive a 10% discount **


Each package includes the following amenities:

  • Coordinated suite of themed paper products, including postcard invitations, plates, napkins, utensils and table coverings
  • Your choice of Pony Rides, Animal Feeding, or Train Rides (seasonal)
  • Animal-themed, candy-filled piñata (November through April)
  • Pizza, chips and beverages
  • Birthday cake and candles
  • Live animal encounter
  • Visit to the Petting Barn, including a bucket of feed
  • Souvenir for each child
Host your birthday party at our outdoor ice skating rink! Click here for details.

Additional activities and menu selections are available by request (à la carte pricing may apply).

Contact a Birthday Coordinator to schedule your party today! Call 800.652.4143 x 241 or email

Birthday Party FAQ

Q: When are birthday parties held?
A: Parties are held year-round on Saturdays and Sundays. Parties are held from 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm. Dates and times are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Q: How early do I need to make my party reservation?
A: Reservations should be made at least one month in advance of your preferred party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and time.
Q: What if the weather forecast is bad for the day of my party?
A: Birthday parties are held rain or shine. Elmwood Park Zoo will do everything it can do to set your party up in a covered space. If you have reserved a party that includes pony rides and the weather closes down their operation, a piñata will be substituted. Elmwood Park Zoo reserves the right to postpone any party in the event of inclement weather.
Q: I have parents attending my party that aren’t eating and are just chaperoning their children. Do they get in for free?
A: There is no free admission for party guests. All party guests are included in the tally of your party package. Guests who may be serving as chaperones still receive admission to the Zoo.
Q: The total head count for my party exceeds the number of guests permitted with my package. What can I do?
A: Additional guests may be added to your party for a fee of $18 per person. Keep in mind that children ages 2 and under do not count toward your total head count.
Q: Can I bring my own food to the party?
A: The Zoo does not allow guests to bring food or allow outside catering for birthday parties. Guests can however bring baked goods. The Zoo will also work with you if you’d like to select an alternate menu from the standard one that’s available in the party packages.
Q: Do you decorate the party spaces?
A: The Zoo does not provide any decorations outside of the themed paper products for food service. Guests are welcome to bring their own decorations, however the Zoo does not permit the use of balloons as they pose a choking risk to the animals.
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