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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)

Cost:

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 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 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 – 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: $25
  • Ice Cream Novelty: $25

Boo at the Zoo Birthdays

Available Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
Party times are 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2 - 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Party Packages include:

  • Boorific Fun Squad Member to set up and serve your party
  • Party time of 1 ½ hours (guests will trick-or treat during Boo at the Zoo after the reserved area time)
  • Vegetable tray, Chex mix®, Rice Krispie Treats, and apple cider
  • Parking and tickets to Boo at the Zoo for up to 15 guests (any combination of children and adults)
  • Invitations
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Party favors for child guests
  • Akron Zoo souvenirs for each party guest

Cost:

Akron Zoo Members: $195
Additional trick-or-treater: $15
Additional observer: $7

Non-Members: $215
Additional trick-or-treater: $18
Additional observer: $10

Additional Experiences:

  • $20-Carousel Ride
  • $20-Farmland Feed
  • $35-Ride Package (includes carousel and farmland feed)

Meal Options (one order feeds 15 guests):

  • $25-Two cheese or pepperoni pizzas
  • $25-Hot dogs
  • $25-Ice Cream Novelties
  • $25-Soup (Tomato or Chicken Noodle)
  • $25-Mac and Cheese
  • $25-Chicken Tenders (BBQ, Ranch, or Honey Mustard dipping sauces)

Wild Lights Birthdays

Available Nov. 23, 24, 25, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 
Party times are 4 - 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays) and 5:30 - 7 p.m. (Weekdays)

Party Packages includes:

  • Zoorific Fun Squad Member to set up and serve your party
  • Party time of 1 ½ hours (guests will attend Wild Lights after the reserved area time)
  • Vegetable tray, popcorn, Rice Krispie Treats, and hot chocolate
  • Parking and tickets to Wild Lights for up to 15 guests (any combination of children and adults)
  • Invitations
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Party favors for child guests
  • Akron Zoo souvenirs for each party guest

Cost:

Akron Zoo Members: $205
Additional child: $15
Additional adult: $7

Non-Members: $225
Additional child: $18
Additional adult: $10

Additional Experiences:

$20-Carousel Ride
$20-Farmland Feed
$50-Ice Skating
$85-Ride Package (includes carousel, farmland feed and ice skating)

Meal Options (one order feeds 15 guests):

$25-Two cheese or pepperoni pizzas
$25-Hot dogs
$25-Ice Cream Novelties
$25-Soup (Tomato or Chicken Noodle)
$25-Mac and Cheese
$10-Cookie Platter

Additional Options:

$3-S’more Kit (price per kit)

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!

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