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Birthday Parties


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 exhibit
  • Akron Zoo souvenirs for each party guest

Winter Birthdays: Nov. 1 - March 31 (excludes Wild Lights dates)
Summer Birthdays: April 1 - Sept. 30 (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

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 ride, train ride and Farmland feed (available April-September)
  • $60 – "It’s a Wild World Animal Show" viewing with birthday child appearing as special guest (available Tuesday – Saturday 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 – Farmland Feed
  • $20 – Carousel Ride (available April – November)
  • $20 – Train Ride (available April – October)

Meal Options: 

  • Two Cheese or pepperoni pizzas: $25
  • Hot dog platter: $20
  • Ice Cream Novelty: $20

Wild Lights Birthdays

Available Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 26-30. Party times are 4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Wild Lights Birthday Party includes:

  • Zoorific Fun Squad Member to set up and serve your party
  • Reserved area for 1 1/2 hours (guests will attend Wild Lights after the reserved area time)
  • Vegetable tray, popcorn, apples and dip and hot chocolate
  • Parking and tickets to Wild Lights for up to 15 guests (any combination of children and adults)
  • Invitations
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • Party Favors for each child guest
  • Akron Zoo souvenirs for all guests


Akron Zoo Member: $205
Additional children: $15
Additional adult: $7

Non-member: $225
Additional children: $18
Additional adults: $10 

Wild Lights Birthday FAQs

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!

* = required field
Requested Date of Party *
Second Requested Date of Party *
Requested Time of Party *
Parent's First Name *
Parent Last Name *
Birthday Child First Name *
Birthday Child Last Name *
Birthday Child Age *
Birthday Child Gender *
Address 2
Zip Code
Contact Phone Number *
Primary Email *
Are you a member? If so, please put your member number below.
Invitations *
Anticipated Number of Adults *
Anticipated Number of Children *
Premium Add Ons (select one) *
Carousel (March-September) - $20
Train (April-September) - $20
Farmland Feed - $20
Two Cheese or Pepperoni Pizzas - $25
Hot Dog Platter - $20
Ice Cream Novelty - $20
Care for a Critter - $50