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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

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. 
  • Due to Gov. Baker's COVID-19 guidelines, all parties are permitted to bring cake, individually-packaged food & individually-packaged, non-alcoholic drinks. 
  • 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. 

Pre-purchased, timed tickets are recommended for ease of entry but no longer required to visit The Zoo. 

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