The Zoo is a great place to celebrate your birthday. We have five amazing birthday party sites to choose from. Located just outside the Zoo Entrance, these outdoor sites are available for a few hours or all day. After your party, stay and play in the Rides Area or head into the zoo and see amazing animals, catch a view from the sky ride, or even pet a goat.
Age: All ages!
Available Times: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm, or 10:00am-5:00pm (additional fee).
Available Days: 7 days a week. (Please note that Zoo hours change seasonally)
What to bring: Decorations, gifts and guests. Balloons allowed at party sites only.
Food Options: Order from our party menu or bring your own food and refreshments.
Restrictions: No Alcohol, jumpers, amplified music, balls, pets, or piñatas allowed.
Parrot Place: (near Adventure Landing) 5 rectangular tables with umbrellas. 40 people, 1 BBQ grill.
Grizzly Bear Green: (near Adventure Landing) 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people.
Zebra Zone: (near Adventure Landing) 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people, 1 BBQ grill.
Sun Bear Station: (in Adventure Landing), 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people.
*Alcohol, bounce-houses/jumpers, amplified music, balls and pets are strictly prohibited at all picnic sites.
Premier Party Package: $275.00 for members / $300.00 for non-members.
Includes: Half day site rental, 1 Wristband (unlimited rides), 6 Parking Passes, 12 Zoo Admission Passes, 44 Rides Tickets, all guests will receive a discounted group rate for paid admission in advance and on the day of the party ($8.75 per child or senior / $12.75 per adult).
Standard Party Package: $175.00 for members / $200.00 for non-members.
Includes: Half day site rental, all guests will receive a discounted group rate for paid admission in advance and on the day of the party ($8.75 per child or senior / $12.75 per adult).
$8.00 for each Parking Pass
$8.75 for each Child or Senior (65+) Zoo Admission Pass (Under 2 are free)
$12.75 for each Adult Zoo Admission Pass
$12.00 for each Wristband (unlimited rides)
$21.00 for each Ride Ticket Book (16 tickets)
$100.00 for each All Day Site Rental (members)
$150.00 for each All Day Site Rental (non-members)
Please download the Rides Birthday Party Application. Submit a completed copy by fax (510) 735-8840 or by email.
A $50.00 (half day) or $100.00 (full day) deposit and signed contract are required for confirmation. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance.
If you cancel more than 14 days before your date you must return your tickets and you will be refunded the full amount minus your deposit. If it is less than 14 days you must return your tickets and no refunds will be made. Rain Cancellation: We will call you around 9:30am to cancel the party if the Zoo closes due to rain. You can either reschedule within 1 week or receive a full refund on the next business day.
For more information or site availability please call (510) 632-9525 x200 or email the Registrar.