Education Birthday Packages

Want to celebrate your child's special day in a unique and interesting way? Bring them to the Zoo to celebrate! Begin the first hour of your birthday celebration with a program lead by an Education Specialist. Program activities are age appropriate and include a story read aloud by one of our Education Specialists, a live animal presentation, and special project for one of our zoo animals. After the program portion of your birthday, continue the celebration by enjoying cake and refreshments and opening presents. After your party, you can head back into the zoo and watch the animals enjoy the items you made for them.

Important Details

Ages: Children who are turning 2-8 years old*.
Capacity: Maximum capacity of 40 people.
Available Times: 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Available Days: Saturday and Sunday. *Please check with our Reservations Associate if you are interested in a Weekday Party.
What to bring: Decorations, refreshments, and gifts.
Food Options: You can order from our café or bring your own food.
Restrictions: Alcohol, balloons, jumpers, amplified music, pets, balls and heating/cooking equipment are not allowed. We also do not allow outside entertainment such as clowns, face painters, balloon artists, etc.

* Our parties are designed for this age group. However if your child is older than this, please give us a call to discuss way to make the party more age appropriate.

Please note: Every person who enters the birthday party room is counted as a guest. There is a maximum of 40 guests. You may not purchase party or zoo admission for more than 40 persons and no more than 40 persons are allowed in the party rooms at any time.

Party Package

$385.00 for members / $435.00 for non-members.

  • Use of one of our birthday party rooms for 2 hours (including 1 hour program led by Zoo staff).
  • 10 parking passes (which will be mailed to you).
  • 1 gift bag containing animal themed and eco-friendly party favors for each child.
  • Special gift for the birthday child.
  • 2 "Happy Birthday" banners and room decorations (you are welcome to bring other decorative paper products.)
  • Eco-friendly tablecloths, napkins, cups, cake size plates, and utensils for all of your guests.
Additional Items for Purchase

• $15.00 for each additional guest.

• $50.00 for a 30 minute guided Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo tour for up to 20 participants.
   Note: Tour only offered for PM birthday parties. Adding a guided tour changes the party time to 1:30pm - 4:00pm, with the tour during the final half-hour.

• $60.00 for a visit from Roosevelt: Enjoy a visit from Roosevelt, our alligator (costume character) mascot.
   Roosevelt interacts and takes a picture with your party, which will be available to take home by the time your   party ends.

Reservation Information

To make a reservation download the Birthday Party Request Form. Submit a completed copy by fax (510) 729-7324 or by email at least 6 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of the reservation and the balance is due two weeks before the date of the program.

There is a $50.00 cancellation fee regardless of when the cancellation is made. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the event will have any payments above the deposit refunded. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the event will forfeit all payments.

Please note that if you need to reduce your numbers due to illness or another emergency, you must inform us within 24 hours of your party to receive a refund for those participants. No refunds will be given after 24 hours. Please also note that this only applies to individual participants and if you need to cancel your entire party, our regular cancelation policy applies.

For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Reservations Associate.