Attention all Party Animals! Caldwell Zoo is now proud to host your next birthday party. We have two all-inclusive and stress free packages. Both packages include all day admission to the zoo for  either 15 or 30 party guests and packages include room rental in a prime location on our African Overlook, tables and chairs, decorations, pizza, and an educational animal encounter.

New - Birthday Parties

Package 1(Up to 15 people)

Zoo Admission Allows 15 people zoo admittance all day. Please ensure there is a 1:10 ratio of adults (21+) to children for your group.
Room Rental Our rental space is in an air-conditioned room reserved just for you! Our room has a prime location on our recently renovated African Overlook where you will be able to see giraffes, elephants, zebras, and more right outside your window! Tables and chairs are included.
Food This package includes enough pizza for all guests; water and lemonade; and plate ware, napkins and utensils.
Length of Time 1.5 hours of fun!
Decorations Tablecloths, centerpieces, banners, and more are included for the safety of our animals and the convenience and ease of your event!
Animal Encounter A short educational presentation and a meeting with one of our amazing animal ambassadors is included with your package at no extra cost!
Price $400

Package 2(Up to 30 people)

Zoo Admission Allows 30 people zoo admittance all day. Please ensure there is a 1:10 ratio of adults (21+) to children for your group.
Room Rental Our rental space is in an air-conditioned room reserved just for you! Our room has a prime location on our recently renovated African Overlook where you will be able to see giraffes, elephants, zebras, and more right outside your window! Tables and chairs are included.
Food This package includes enough pizza for all guests; water and lemonade; and plate ware, napkins and utensils.
Length of Time 1.5 hours of fun!
Decorations Tablecloths, centerpieces, banners, and more are included for the safety of our animals and the convenience and ease of your event!
Animal Encounter A short educational presentation and a meeting with one of our amazing animal ambassadors is included with your package at no extra cost!
Price $550

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on one of the links above that says BOOK NOW. Both of the links will direct you to our reservation page. Full payment is due at time of reservation. Reservations must be made 2 weeks (14 days) in advance of your party.

The only differences between the packages are the number of guests you are allowed to bring.

Please park in our main entrance for your event. You will be sent all your tickets in advance. Please keep in mind, all individuals must have a ticket to enter the zoo. The room is located in the Africa section of our zoo right across from the giraffe feeding deck and seating area (see map below). The room will be opened 15 minutes before your reservation time and everyone must leave the room by 15 minutes after your reservation time ends or a $15 fee can be applied every ten minutes.

Yes, both adults and children are included in the head count as all guests will get to enjoy admission to the zoo, room rental privileges, food, and an animal encounter. Please keep this in mind when planning your party.

No, they are free and not included in the package cost!

No problem! Just be sure to let us know during the reservation process.

The guests and presents (if desired)! Our hope is to make it as easy on you and your planning needs as possible.

For the health and safety of the animals in the zoo:

  • We do ask that no external food or drink be brought in. If you need anything additional for your guests, our newly renovated Chakula Cafe is just a couple feet out the door.
  • Decorations. We will provide decorations for a birthday that works for all ages. Many decorations can be harmful for our animals and for the environment. We will have banners, tablecloths, and center pieces.

Pizza will be arriving within 10 minutes of the start of your reservation time. (Please keep in mind that animal ambassador presentations cannot be requested while food is present. Food must be cleared from tables before animal ambassador presentations occur.)

Please contact our events department at 903-593-0121 ext. 260 or email us at events@caldwellzoo.org at least 2 weeks in advance of your reservation for accommodations.

Our staff member will be bringing some of our animal ambassador animal friends to visit your group! Our staff will give a short presentation about the animals and then will bring the animal friend around to meet the group up close. You may request animal ambassadors at any time once all food has been cleared. Please allow the staff member 15 minutes to leave and bring back one of our animal ambassadors. (Animal requests cannot be fulfilled at this time and not all animals are "touchable." In consideration for the health and safety of our animals, none of our animal encounters are guaranteed and Caldwell Zoo has the right to cancel an animal encounter at any time.)

Not at all! If you do not want a visit from one of our animal ambassadors, feel free to let the staff member know upon arrival.

Yes, a staff member will be there to ensure the party runs smoothly and safely! They will also be delivering the food and presenting the animals for the animal encounter with a short presentation. If you wish to leave your personal items in the room and explore the zoo during part of your booking time, the staff member will be there to ensure your belongings are safe and secured in the room. They will also be setting up and cleaning up the event.

At this time, we are not allowing any extensions on the party time.

The capacity for birthday party packages is 30 people. We do not currently have an option that allows for more people to participate in the party.

Feel free to visit our room rental page here. We would be happy to work with you for all types of events! Feel free to contact our events department to see how we can help you create your perfect event today! Our phone number is 903-593-0121 ext. 260. Or email us at events@caldwellzoo.org.

Feel free to contact our events department at 903-593-0121 ext. 260 or email us at events@caldwellzoo.org.

You may cancel at any time. Birthday Party fees are non-refundable, however the program can be rescheduled when possible (as long as the request is made two weeks in advance of the date of party reservation).

Birthday parties will take place rain or shine.

Reservations are only valid for the date booked. Birthday Party fees are non-refundable, however the program can be rescheduled when possible (as long as the request is made two weeks in advance of date of program). Be sure to read Birthday Party page for package information and frequently asked questions. Caldwell Zoo has the right to cancel these programs at any time without prior notice for full refund. The room will be opened 15 minutes prior to start time. The room will close 15 minutes after the end of the time slot. If all people and personal items are not vacated from the room by this time, there is a possible fee of $15 per ten minutes. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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