Central Park Zoo Birthday Parties

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We know birthdays are special days in a child's life. What better way to celebrate your little animal lover than by hosting an unforgettable party at the zoo, filled with animals, fun, and exclusive experiences to treasure forever?

We provide the highest quality food, fun, and entertainment. Whether tossing a fish to our sea lions, playing zookeeper and making lunch for the snow monkeys, or getting to meet one of our Central Park penguins, your child will experience the zoo as never before—and have a birthday to remember for many years to come.

Our parties are complete zoo experiences, with every detail covered by our dedicated staff. Because we want you to have fun, too!

We are happy to discuss our birthday parties with you in detail and will work with you to personalize the celebration for your loved one. For more information, please contact us at 212-439-6551 or CPZbirthdayparties@wcs.org

Please review all info on the website and then call us so that we can see if the date you have in mind is available. Please note our all-inclusive parties start at $5000.

All Birthday Parties Include

Cakes provided by Empire Cake

Catered Meals by Gourmet Alchemy

Keeper Encounters

Custom Invitations and Gift Bags

Select from one of the following party options:

Zoo Fiesta

  • Ages: 6-12, a drop off party
  • Fee: $5000 for up to 20 children and 5 adults
Your 2-hour party includes:
  • Themed invitations, room decorations and three party hosts
  • Private party room for activities and food
  • Costumed character to welcome your guests
  • Educational animal encounters
  • Wildlife Theater performance
  • Special zookeeper encounter
  • Guests make treats for the zoo animals
  • Cupcake decorating bar
  • Kid-friendly fare
  • Goody bags designed by the Zootique

Wild for Wildlife Party

  • Ages: 2-12 with adults
  • Fee: $8000 for up to 40 guests

This 2 hour party includes all of the above plus:

  • Adult guests
  • Birthday child feeds a sea lion
  • A small section of a zoo exhibit will be private for your guests
  • A themed birthday cake
  • Mimosas and sophisticated fare for adults
  • A larger gift bag designed by the Zootique

King/Queen of the Jungle Party

  • Ages: 2-12 with adults
  • Fee: $12,000 for up to 50 guests

This 3-hour party includes all of the above plus:

  • The birthday child will experience a special penguin encounter and the penguin exhibit will be private for your guests.
  • Food served in the Snow Leopard Pavilion, which will be private for your guests only.
  • Five-minute video of party highlights
  • An exotic animal encounter
  • An extra hour for zoo fun!
  • Top of the line gift bags designed by the Zootique

1st Birthday Grand Celebration

  • This 2 hour party will be an adult focused party with a small group of children
  • Fee: $10,000 for up to 50 guests

Your party will include:

  • Exotic Animal encounter
  • Sea Lion Fish toss for family of 1 year old
  • Private exhibit visit for all guests that includes enrichment making and meeting a zoo keeper
  • Private party room
  • Buffet of fine foods and appetizers
  • Mimosas or sangria
  • Custom cake for all guests
  • Smash cake for birthday child
  • 4 party hosts
  • Personalized invitations
  • Group photo for all guests
  • Goody bag for all children

1st Birthday Animal Fun

  • A 20 person adult party for the true animal lover.
  • Fee: $8,000 for up to 20 guests

2 hour party with events focused for children will include:

  • 2 animal encounters
  • Sea Lion Fish toss for family of 1 year old
  • Wildlife Theater Puppet show and interactive sing-a-long
  • Private Children's Zoo experience with keepers and a special animal guest
  • Private party room
  • Buffet of fine food and appetizers for adults
  • Sit down meal with kid friendly fare for the children
  • Cake for all
  • Smash cake for the birthday child
  • Mimosas or sangria
  • 3 party hosts
  • Personalized invitations
  • Plush animal for all children

Adult VIP Birthday Bash

  • Fee: $6,000 for up to 40 guests

The 2 hour adult party includes:

  • Birthday person feeds a sea lion
  • Penguin meet and greet
  • Exotic animal encounters
  • Full buffet, appetizers, custom cake & mimosas or sangria
  • Tour of zoo for all party participants
  • 4-d theater showing "ICE WORLDS"
  • Private party room, elegant decorations & 3 party hosts
  • email invitation personalized and sent by zoo staff
  • All guest receive a hat or tee-shirt as a special gift

You Choose the Party Theme

All activities are tailored to your child's age.

Meet The Animals

(2-4 years old)
Perfect for the youngest zoo lover. A special visit to the barnyard will give the birthday guests a chance to feed the animals.

Rainforest Adventure

This party focuses on our fantastic Tropic Zone exhibit. Guest will make treats for our mongoose and tropical birds and then have some private time up in the canopy balcony to watch the fun.

Jr. Keepers

This party is perfect for the older zoo lover. Extra hands on activities and experiments, including a chance to talk with some of our wonderful zoo keepers. Non stop animal fun.

King/Queen Penguin*

Private time in the penguin house is in store for you and your guest at for this party. Surprises in store, a close encounter with a penguin, need we say more?
*This party is only available for the $12,000 party package

Children's Birthday Parties

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