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Birthday Parties


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site birthday parties are currently not available. We are looking into different options with virtual parties and will share details once ready. 

Child Birthday Parties

Birthday PartiesGive your child a birthday to remember! Choose from several options to customize your party. Available for children ages 12 and younger. Have a wild time with your guests! Learn about our party options and fill out the form below to get started.

Party Packages includes:

  • Zoorific Fun Squad Member to set up and serve your party
  • Party time of two hours
  • Vegetable tray, animal crackers, Goldfish® crackers and beverages
  • Admission and parking for 15 guests (any combination of children and adults)
  • Invitations
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Party favors for child guests
  • Trip to your child’s favorite animal habitat
  • Akron Zoo souvenirs for each party guest

Winter Birthdays: Nov. 1 - March 31 (excludes Wild Lights dates)
Summer Birthdays: April 1 - Oct. 31 (excludes Boo at the Zoo dates)


Akron Zoo Members: $200
Additional Children: $14
Additional Adults: $6

Non-Members: $220
Additional Children: $16
Additional Adults: $8

*Receive a $20 discount if you book a party Monday – Friday during April – Sept. or any day Nov. – March.

Additional Add-Ons for General Birthdays

Premium Add-ons (choose one): 

  • $30 – Animal encounter with education staff member includes an up-close experience with one education animal. *Animal encounters are not available for Boorific Birthdays. 
  • $55 – Ride package includes carousel and train rides and goat feed (Train available April - December; carousel and train weather dependent). 
  • $60 – "It’s a Wild World Animal Show" viewing with birthday child appearing as special guest (available Wednesday – Sunday during June – August) *30 person maximum. Must be 5 years or older. Can only be added to 11 a.m. parties.
  • Zoorific birthday present: $50 Care for Critter package

Additional Experiences: 

  • $20 – Goat Feed
  • $20 – Carousel Ride (availability weather dependent)
  • $20 – Train Ride (available April - December, weather dependent)
  • $85 –  Face Painting (Available Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Meal Options: 

  • Two Cheese or pepperoni pizzas: $25
  • Hot dog platter: $25
  • Ice Cream Novelty: $25

More info

Contact 330-375-2550 ext. 7300 or email at birthday@akronzoo.org.
Minimum two weeks advance reservation required. For all birthday party packages there is a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve a date.
Please note that date requested may not be available. 

Birthday Party Request

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of the party, for check-in and set-up. Fill out the form below to get started planning your party at the Akron Zoo!