Grasslands Party - $275

  • 2-hour party session
  • Admission for 15 guests (adults & children)*
  • Dedicated party host
  • 20-minute Guided Tour 
  • Gift bag for each child
  • 10 parking passes into Forest Park

Rainforest Party – $375

  • 2.5 hour party session
  • Admission for 25 guests (adults & children)*
  • Dedicated party host
  • 20-minute Guided Tour
  • Gift bag for each child
  • 15 parking passes into Forest Park

*Additional guest admission can be purchased for an additional cost if necessary. If more than 40 guests (adults and children) are in attendance, the party host must purchase an additional party package of the same size/cost.

Booking your party!

Zoo Parties are booked on a first-come, first-pay basis. Please email education@forestparkzoo.com to confirm availability and receive a contract. We request parties be booked and payment received at least two weeks prior to requested date. Cancellation of a party that has been paid in full will not be refunded but can be rescheduled within one year of the original party date. 

The Zoo requires a non-refundable deposit of $100 to confirm bookings. This deposit must be paid (by check, cash, or card) when the contract is submitted.

General Party Regulations:

  • Our party hosts are happy to oblige your needs; please communicate your preferred scheduling of cake, guided tour and general activities to ensure your party remains as fun and stress-free as possible. 
  • The Zoo does not provide candles, matches, utensils, plates or napkins. Please make sure to bring your own. 
  • The party family may enter 30 minutes prior to reservation for preparation and host interaction.
  • To allow for proper sanitation and disinfection, we ask that you clear the party area within 15 minutes of your scheduled end time; if you do not, a $25 extended party fee will be assessed to your bill. 
  • All guests must check in at The Zoo ticket booth before entering and must report directly to the party tent upon entering. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family units will be seated at one table, six feet apart from all other tables. Families must remain at their tables and observe all state-mandated social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • Noise makers, balloons, piñatas and alcohol are not permitted on The Zoo property.
  • If guests would like to bring a donation to The Zoo in the name of the birthday child, in lieu of presents, please email our Development Associate, Gabry Tyson, at gabry@forestparkzoo.com.
  • Parties are held in our tented party pavilions, regardless of weather.
  • For the safety and health of our guests and animals, The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is a NON-SMOKING facility.
  • Outstanding balances are due 14 days prior to the date of the party. If payment is not made at least 14 days in advance of the party date, a $25 late fee will be assessed (unless prior written agreement has been made). For every month the outstanding balance goes unpaid, an additional 5% of the total bill will be added to the outstanding balance. 

Testimonials

"Children's birthday parties hosted at Forest Park Zoo are well organized fun for all! We held my son and daughter's party at the zoo. The guests enjoyed the tour, met some animals, enjoyed cake and then fed animal friends with the grain cup provided. I highly recommend!" - Corrine G. | 2021

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