Bronx Zoo Birthday Parties

12yrfxud95 7fyvf8koai julie larsen maher 1522 animal kingdom camp child with educator and nine banded armadillo bz 08 26 05 hr
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure, the Bronx Zoo is the place for you! Enjoy a festive celebration in a private room with our great zoo staff to assist. Guests experience up-close visits from some of our favorite animals, participate in party activities and games, and explore the amazing Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit with our expert education staff as their guides. It's a junior safari not to be missed!


Choose your Own Adventure Parties are one hour long, and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-12pm.

Safari Birthday Expeditions are three hours long, and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30–4:30pm.


  • Total Experience admission to the Bronx Zoo for all party guests for the entire day. Parking is not included.
  • Party coordinator to help you plan your child's party
  • Education staff to facilitate two live animal demonstrations in the Private party room, located in the Congo Gorilla Forest
  • A special gift bag for the birthday child
  • Ends with a trip to the Bug Carousel or drop-off exhibit of choice


Choose your own Adventure:

Up to 15 guests

Regular: $550, Member: $450

16-25 guests

Regular: $650, Member: $550

26-35 guests

Regular: $850, Member: $750

36-45 guests

Regular: $1050, Member: $950


  • Total Experience admission to the Bronx Zoo for all party guests for the entire day.
  • Party coordinator to help you plan
  • Education staff to facilitate three live animal demonstrations in the Private party room, located in our Congo Gorilla Forest
  • Discovery Stations and activities for the children
  • A guided safari exploration through the Congo exhibit
  • Catered food and drink options for your guests, set up and cleared by our staff
  • A personalized Birthday Cake
  • Goody bags for the children, and a special gift bag for the birthday child
  • Reserved parking for the party family
  • Commemorative Bronx Zoo Birthday Tee shirt for the birthday guest of honor


Safari Birthday Expedition

Up to 35 guests

Regular: $2700, Member: $2600 (up to 20 goody bags included)

36-45 guests

Regular: $3300, Member: $3150 (up to 30 goody bags included)

46-55 guests

Regular: $3700, Member: $3500 (up to 40 goody bags included)

56-65 guests

Regular: $4500, Member: $4300 (up to 50 goody bags included)

Guest Count Policies

Guest count must include all children and adults in attendance at the party. The party family is included in the final count

  • For children ages 1-3, one adult is required to accompany each child (1:1 ratio).
  • For children ages 4-12, one adult for every 10 children is required (1:10 ratio).

For accompanying guests that will not be in attendance at the party but wish to walk around while the party takes place, admission tickets can be purchased at any Zoo entrance on the day of the party or in advance on the Bronx Zoo website.

Additional Fees

  • Additional birthday child fee, $15.00/child (for twins, triplets, and multiple sibling celebrations)
  • Additional goody bags for children, $12.00/bag
  • Parking, please inquire if interested in pre-paying for passes for guests

Registration Information

Contact the Bronx Zoo Education Department at or (800) 433-4149, Monday through Friday from 9:00am–5:00pm or submit your request here.

  • Parties cannot be scheduled less than four weeks in advance.
  • Space is limited. We highly recommend registering far in advance, especially for fall, spring, and summer birthday parties.

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers different style parties from simple to sensational at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo. For more information about our other facilities, visit Zoo Birthday Parties now!

Children's Birthday Parties

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!