Celebrate someone’s special day in a wild way! Zoo Birthday Parties include a private space in the Education Center, a fun and informative introduction, a visit from 2 of our Zoo Animal Ambassadors provided by one of our knowledgeable educators, and a special gift for the birthday boy or girl.

rhino_birthdayWho can participate?

  • Zoo Birthday Parties are for children and accompanying adults.
  • Our birthday party space can accommodate a maximum of 50 people.
  • Schedule at least 3 weeks in advance. Space fills quickly so don’t delay and call today!
When are Birthday Parties available?
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  • January- September on Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30am-noon OR 2-3:30pm. We now also have limited availability in October, November and December. Contact us to discuss dates and times.
  • Zoo Birthday Parties include rental of a space in the Harold C. Schott Education Center for 1 ½ hours, a fun and informative introduction, and a visit from some of our Animal Ambassadors all provided by one of our knowledgeable educators.
  • Zoo Members may use their membership for admission. Non-Members admission tickets will be mailed to you in advance so that you can distribute them to your guests, making Zoo entry easy and speedy! The Zoo is open from 9am – 5pm and everyone is welcome to stay the entire day. We will designate 1 ½ hours for the birthday experience.
How much are Zoo Birthday Parties?
  • Members: $275 rental fee. This includes 10 FREE admission tickets. Zoo Members may use their membership for admission.
  • Non-Members: $325 rental fee. This includes 10 FREE admission tickets. Zoo Members may use their membership for admission.
  • Rental fee must be paid at time of registration. We accept cash, credit card, or check.
  • Additional admission for Non-members may be purchased until the Wednesday prior to your party.
  • Parking is $9 per vehicle and will be collected by parking attendant per vehicle in the parking lot.
  • Larosa’s Pizza Meals are available for $12 per person. Must be ordered 2 weeks in advance and final totals must be confirmed by the Wednesday prior to your party.
  • Rides & Attractions: Available March 16-November 17, 10am-4pm. Can be purchased until the Wednesday prior to your party.
  • All Day Rides Pass (includes unlimited train and carousel rides)= $6 per person
  • 4-D Theater (show times occur every hour)= $4 per person
  • Total Experience Package (includes unlimited rides and 4-D Theater)= $10 per person
Where do Birthday Parties take place?
  • In the Harold C. Schott Education Center. This beautiful space is found in the heart of the Zoo.
  • There is no kitchen or refrigerator available.
  • Public restrooms are located in the lobby of the Education Center.
What about food and cake?
  • Larosa’s Pizza Meals are available for $12 per person (includes: 2 slices of pizza, chips, juice box, plates, napkins and utensils). 20 person minimum. Must be ordered 2 weeks in advance and final totals must be confirmed by the Wednesday prior to your party.
  • You may bring your own cake and light snacks (Outside catering companies are not permitted).
  • Tables and chairs for up to 50 people will be provided by the Zoo.
  • Please provide your own table cloths, plates, utensils, and basic table decorations as needed.
  • There is not a kitchen or refrigerator available. Please bring your own coolers and ice.

Before scheduling your Zoo Birthday Party read these important Birthday Party FAQs

Learn more> about our cancellation and refund policy. All party fees, admission and rides tickets and meals are non-refundable.

Questions? Or to register contact us at (513) 559-7767 or email registrars@cincinnatizoo.org