Rides Packages

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.


Important Program Information

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 or pets, - BBQ grills and piñatas are only allowed at Parrot Place.


Site Options

Parrot Place: (Near Rides Area) 5 rectangular tables, 50 people, 2 BBQ grills, $25 additional fee.
Crocodile Cove: (In Rides Area) 6 round tables with umbrellas, 50 people, $25 additional fee.
Grizzly Bear Green: (In Rides Area) 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people.
Zebra Zone: (In Rides Area) 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people.
Sun Bear Station: (In Rides Area), 5 round tables with umbrellas, 40 people.



Party Package Options

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).


Additional Items for Purchase

$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)


Reservation Information

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.


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