Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with some real party animals! Birthday parties at the Zoo are available year-round and offer a wild way to celebrate your little one's special day.


Birthday Party Packages include:
•Zoo admission
•One of three lunch choices: cheese pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets
•Potato chips
•All necessary paper ware, condiments, cups, tablecloths, and utensils
•A favor bag and safari hat for each child
•A special gift for the birthday child
•Reserved area in the Worlds of Discovery building
•A pleasant party staff to set up and serve your party
•Zoo-themed cake (with your choice of batter) and ice cream

For assistance designing or booking your party, please call 412-365-6006 or email
  • Prices & Availability
    • priceWe recommend you book your party at least two months in advance to ensure availability. Dates are available daily June through August, and weekends only September through May.

      Available Party Times:
      11 a.m.
      11:30 a.m.
      2 p.m.
      2:30 p.m.

      Base party packages are $250 for Members and $300 for non-members. The base party package includes 15 people (any combination of children and adults). Each additional child costs $22 and each additional adult costs $17 each.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • faqQ: What are the recommended ages for a Zoo party?
      A: We recommend our parties for children between the ages of 2 to 10.

      Q: Do we get a guided tour of the Zoo with our party?
      A: Admission to the Zoo is included in your party package. You and your guests are welcome to spend the entire day at the Zoo. We do not provide a tour.

      Q: How long does a Zoo party last?
      A:  Parties usually last between one hour and one and a-half-hours.

      Q: Is there a minimum/maximum number of guests?
      A: There is a minimum of 15 guests and a maximum of 35 guests. (Any combination of adults and children)
  • A La Carte Menu Options
    • menuAll Birthday's include (select one) plain pizza, chicken nuggets, or hot dogs. In addition, guests will enjoy potato chips, unlimited beverages, cake, and ice cream.

      Additional a la carte menu options (all items feed 20 guests):
      Snake Sandwich - $50
       *includes roasted turkey, smoked ham, cheddar cheese with lettuce and tomato on sliced baguette
      Cheese display with assorted crackers - $50
      Fresh fruit display - $35
      Turkey and ranch cream cheese pinwheels - $30
      Fresh vegetable display with ranch dressing - $25
      Buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips - $25
      Spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips - $25
      Salsa and queso dip with tortilla chips - $20
      Fresh pasta salad - $20
      Garden salad with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette - $20
      Roasted garlic and lemon hummus with pita chips - $20
      Additional pizza (12 slices) - $18
      Assorted cookie platter (3 dozen) - $30
      Apple juice box (per person) - $1
      2% Milk or chocolate milk (per person) - $1.50
      Fruit shoots (per person) - $2
       *apple, berry burst, orange, strawberry and raspberry