If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure, the Bronx Zoo is the place for you!
Choose Your Own Adventure Parties are 1.5 hours long, and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-12pm.
Safari Birthday Expeditions are 3 hours long, and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30–4:30pm.
NEW! Why should kids have all
of the fun?! The Bronx Zoo now offers BIRTHDAY
PARTIES FOR ADULTS, which include all of the fun for our children parties plus
an option to add on adult beverages, at an additional cost. Please call us at 800-433-4149 or complete
Party Inquiry Form
to learn more!
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a unique party experience that includes private access to our Congo exhibit, live animal encounters, and unlimited access to all Bronx Zoo exhibits and attractions for the entire day!
Enjoy an all-inclusive party experience for your friends and family at the Bronx Zoo! Guests experience up-close animal encounters, participate in party activities, enjoy catered food and drink options, and explore the amazing Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit with our expert education staff as their guides.
Guest Count Policies
Guest count must include all adults and children 1+ 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.
Parking, please inquire if interested in pre-paying for passes for guests
Contact the Bronx Zoo Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 433-4149, Monday through Friday from 9:00am–5:00pm or submit your request here. Although you can reach out at any time, please keep in mind that the Birthday Party Coordinator is only in the office Wednesday through Friday to answer party inquiries, so please be patient with the response time. We field inquiries based on their timestamp to be fair to all.
Parties cannot be scheduled less than four weeks in advance
We require a $500 non-refundable deposit upon booking. The final balances for our parties are due one month before the party date. We cannot hold a date without a deposit
Space is limited. We highly recommend registering 2-3 months 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!
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