Birthday Parties

Be A Party Animal

Does your child love animals? Treat them to a special birthday by celebrating at the Zoo.

Party Time

The Milwaukee County Zoo hosts hundreds of birthday parties each year. While the time frames are fixed, there is a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to your child’s special day.

The Birthday Party Package covers Zoo admission, parking, and a special plush animal gift for the birthday child. All fees must be paid 7 days in advance of your reservation.

The Birthday Party Package does not include decorations. Balloons are prohibited in the Zoo for animal safety reasons. A Zoo staff member will check you in but will not be present during your party, unless there is an emergency.

Food and beverages for birthday parties are coordinated through the Zoo’s in-house concessionaire, TASTE. You are more than welcome to bring in your own cake, cupcakes, gift bags, etc.


Call 414-256-5433 for more info about reserving a birthday party at the Zoo.

For questions about the birthday party menu, contact



Birthday Party Package Pricing

$300 for 15 guests (including birthday child)

$13 for each additional guest

Add-on Animal Encounters

$150-200 to interact with up to 3 animals of your choosing


Daily at:

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Flamingo Room

U.S. Bank Gathering Place

Birthday Discount

$3 plus sales tax – ticket to your choice of attraction (Safari Train, Carousel, Sky Safari, or Zoo Expedition)