Birthday Parties | Kansas City Zoo
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Birthday Parties

A Birthday Party at the Kansas City Zoo guarantees a hassle-free party for every host and a wild time for every guest! There are two packages geared toward children 3-12 years of age. All packages include Zoo Admission, a private space with your party host, cupcakes, ice cream cups, drinks, and tableware for up to 16 children including birthday child. One adult chaperone per eight children is required.

Reservations for birthday parties and additional items require a minimum of four weeks advance notice.

Book your birthday party

Tiny Tykes Party (ages 1–3)

$210
9:30-10:30am, Noon-1:00pm, or 2:30-3:30pm

Base fee covers up to to 16 children including the birthday child. One adult chaperone for every ten people under the age of 18 years is required to attend. Please note that there are no highchairs available and outside food is not allowed. The following is included in this party package, with some optional add-ons.

  • Private space (Aquarium room capacity 30) during your one hour party time
  • Two 6-foot tables with red tablecloths for food/gifts
  • Two 6-foot tables with chairs and white paper tablecloth for coloring
  • Tableware (includes tablecloths, plates, napkins, spoons and paper cups)
  • Mini cupcakes, ice cream cups, lemonade and water for up to 16 children
  • Craft hat (one choice: alligator, chimp, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippo, lion cub, ostrich or zebra)
    Storytime
  • Post-event clean-up service
  • Same-day admission for up to 16 children
  • Zoo Staff Party Host

Optional Add-ons
Add-on Cost
Extra Child $15 each*
Gold Ride Combo (Train, Tram and Carousel) $5 each
Animal Feed (one choice: Goat or Koi; weather dependent) $10
Animal Encounter (Look only) $50
Themed Decorations (includes two tablecloths, plates, napkins, spoons, paper cups and paper hats; one choice: Bugging Out, Hooting Owls, Penguin Plunge, or Wild Safari) $50
Small Plush Animal $10 each
Popcorn (serves 12 people) $12
12-inch Pizza (cheese or pepperoni) $16 each
Personalized 9x13" Cake (Vanilla or Chocolate) $60

Zoo Birthday Party (ages 3–12)

$300
9:30-11:00am, Noon-1:30pm, or 2:30-4:00pm

Base fee covers up to 16 children including the birthday child. One adult chaperone for every ten people under the age of 18 years is required to attend. The following is included in this party package, with optional add-ons for extra costs.

  • Private space (Sunroom- capacity 50) during your 1 1⁄2 hour party time
  • Two 6-foot tables with red tablecloths for food/gifts
  • Two 6-foot tables with chairs and white vinyl tablecloth
  • Tableware (includes tablecloths, plates, napkins, spoons and paper cups)
  • Cupcakes, ice cream cups, lemonade and water for up to 16 children
  • Small plush animal for each child
  • Post-event clean-up service
  • Same-day admission for up to 16 children
  • Zoo Staff Party Host

Optional Add-ons
Add-on Cost
Extra Child $15 each*
Gold Ride Combo (Train, Tram and Carousel) $5 each
Animal Feed (one choice: Goat or Koi; weather dependent) $10
Themed Decorations (includes two tablecloths, plates, napkins, spoons, paper cups and paper hats; one choice: Bugging Out, Hooting Owls, Penguin Plunge, or Wild Safari) $50
Small Plush Animal $10 each
Popcorn (serves 12 people) $12
12-inch Pizza (cheese or pepperoni) $16 each
Personalized Two-Layer 9×13-inch Cake (chocolate or vanilla) $60
Goodie Bag (suggested age: 5 years and up) $5 each
Animal Encounter (two live animal ambassadors presented for 15-20 minutes) $50**
Face Painting (one hour) $150
Caricaturist (one hour) $130

Make your reservation


A $100 non-refundable, nontransferable deposit is required at the time of reservation. Final guest count is due no later than one week before your scheduled party. Reservations for birthday parties and additional items require at least four weeks advance notice. If the balance is not paid at least one week before your party date, the party will be cancelled.

Have additional questions? Check out our Birthday Party FAQ.

For all other questions, please contact Education Reservations at 816.595.1770 or 816.595.1765.

Birthday Party Packages - Policy Info 2017

Book your birthday party

*Additional children for a FOTZ host is $13.50 per additional party guest; non-FOTZ host is $15 per additional party guest.

**Animals for your party are chosen based on availability. However, you can request animals you would like to NOT attend. This may affect the number of animals viewed.