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Birthday Parties at the Zoo

Zoo Parties for your Children!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday at the WILDEST place in Town!
We do all the work so you can spend more time having fun! All party packages come with free admission and unlimited Train Rides for all paid guests, Zoo themed cake, a special gift for the birthday child, and we take care of everything from the table covers, to the plates, to the candles. You can even customize your party to include everything from Zoo themed goody bags to animal encounters to admission to Stingray Bay.

Parties are offered for children 3-12 years of age on Saturdays and Sundays all year round.
A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for party reservations.

All Parties are held at the Zoo’s Education Campus
Party times available: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.


“Party Animal” Party Package for 10 Guests:

Package Includes:

  • Animal Greeter to welcome your guests (a live animal from our Education Department)
  • 10 Zoo Admissions and Unlimited Train Rides for all paid guests
  • Private Enclosed Area for one hour with Party Hostess to assist
  • Bagged Lunch, Zoo themed Cake, Ice Cream, Fruit Punch, and Water for all 10 guests
  • Zoo themed table covers, plates, napkins, and candles are provided
  • Animal Masks at each place setting
  • Zoo themed Goody Bags for each child
  • A Special gift for the birthday child

Price: $230 Non Members/ $218 Members for 10 guests; $23 for each additional guest, adult or child.
A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for party reservations.

Photo: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ lion mascot Jazoo turned 7 on August 18, 2012! The keepers got together to wish him “Happy Birthday!” and give him his birthday present!






“Zoo-riffic” Party Package for 10 Guests:

Package Includes:

  • Zoo Admission and Unlimited Train Rides included for 10 guests
  • Private Enclosed Area for one hour with a Party Hostess to assist
  • Zoo themed Cake, Ice Cream, Fruit Punch and Water
  • Zoo themed table covers, plates, napkins, and candles are provided
  • Animal Mask at each place setting
  • A Special gift for the birthday child

Price: $175 Non Members/$166 Members for 10 Guests; $17.50 per person for each additional guest, adult or child.
A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for party reservations.




“Butterfly Flutter-by” Party Package for 10 Guests:

Available March - Fall, 2014 

Package Includes:

  • Zoo Admission, Butterfly Hollow Admission & Unlimited Train Rides for all paid guests
  • Animal Greeter: A Keeper brings an owl or parrot to greet you at the beginning of your party
  • Private enclosed area for one hour with party hostess to assist
  • Bagged Lunch, Butterfly themed Cake, Ice Cream, Fruit Punch & Water
  • Butterfly themed plates, napkins, table covers and candles are provided
  • Butterfly sun visor at each place setting
  • Butterfly themed goody bag for each child
  • A special gift for birthday child

Price: $260 Non-Members/$247 Members for 10 Guests; $26 for each additional guest, adult or child.
A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for party reservations.


Additional Party Options:

August Birthday Add-On Special!
During the month of August, choose one of the following options to add on to your birthday party experience for FREE!
Carousel
Butterfly Hollow
Stingray Bay


Animal Encounter*: A trained educator will present touchable and/or non-touchable animals that will enlighten children of all ages. Share a memorable moment looking into the face and eyes of one of the teaching animals here at the Jacksonville Zoo.
$50.00 - *Two weeks’ notice is required to schedule this option.

Carousel Tickets: Wildlife Carousel, enjoy rides atop beautiful hand-painted renditions of your favorite Zoo animals. 
$2.00 plus 7% tax per person

Goody Bags: Assortment of Zoo themed goodies for each child to take home as a souvenir party favor. 
$3.95 plus 7% tax per person

Stingray Bay: Spend the day with Ray! This is your chance to see and touch some of the sea’s most charming creatures.
$1.50 per person; this price does not include feeding the stingrays.

4D Ride: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ newest attraction is a thrilling 4-D ride! Rock and roll, toss, turn, and giggle on this new all-senses experience. Click here for details on the most current 4D ride film.
$4.00 plus 7% tax per person

Butterfly Hollow: Visit our very special Hollow where butterflies of all colors and varieties abound and fairy folk reside. Available March - Fall, 2013 
$1.50 per person


Payment Information:

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to make a party reservation. Deposit must be made at the time of booking and can be paid over the phone via credit or debit card. The final headcount and payment in full is due on the Tuesday prior to the party. We accept all major credit cards, cash, cashier checks or money orders. Personal checks are not accepted for deposits or final payment.

Birthday parties are offered for children 3-12 years old and are held at the Education Campus on Saturdays & Sundays. Room capacity is limited to a maximum of 24 guests.

Groups will be charged $25 per person for any UNEXPECTED guests, Regardless of their birthday package.

Print-at-Home Invitation: Download a copy of our birthday party invitations! All you have to do is print them, fold them and fill them out. They can be handed out, or put in an envelope to mail out.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information, or to schedule a Birthday Party, (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (904) 757-4463, ext. 120.