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Birthday Parties

To schedule a ZOOper birthday party, please email birthdays@gpzoo.org and fill out the form below. 


Birthday Package includes:

  • One hour in an exclusive birthday party area.
  • All-day admission to the Zoo & Museum.
  • One bucket of animal feed per group.
  • One beverage of choice per birthday guest.
  • One ice cream treat coupon to be redeemed at Farm Store, Train Station or Market.
  • One party gift bag for party guests ages 2 – 12.
  • Discounted ride tickets for the Savannah Express Train or Sanford Carrousel.
  • Printable zoo-themed invitations.

Party Package Rates

$10 per guest for Zoo members (ages 2 and older, Zoo member card required)
$17 per guest for non-members (ages 2 and older)

Party Add-Ons

  • Two private party spaces $150.
  • One additional hour in private party space $150.
  • Animal encounter $25 per animal/15 minutes (based on availability).
  • 16” pizza $19.00 (includes plates).
  • Additional catering services available (minimum 2 week notice, deposit required, two party time slots must be booked to allow enough time for set up and tear down of caterer)

Available ZOOper Birthday Party Area Times:

11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Details

  • A minimum of 10 guests required, a maximum of 30 guests per party area. More than 30 guests will require both party areas will be reserved for the birthday group.
  • Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance to receive the birthday package.
  • Birthday Party guests must arrive together at the ticket booth on the day of the event to receive the birthday party rates. This gives the birthday host a predetermined meeting spot for parents to drop off/pick up kids.
  • The birthday party member rates only apply to the individuals who have a current Zoo membership.
  • A voucher will be given to the host for redemption of animal feed, beverage and ice cream choices at the farm store.
  • Cake, food, and beverages are allowed to be brought in. We are unable to hold any food. 
  • Plates, cups, silverware and napkins are not provided. 
  • Adult supervision is required at all times.
  • Birthday party packages cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion.
  • A birthday cart will be available to check out with a photo ID for 30 minutes prior & after the schedule party time.
  • The Farm Store staff is available for assistance.
  • Animal Encounter animals will be a set animal, no option in choices due to availability.
  • Birthday parties will be held with a credit card number for catered meals.
  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor FSioux Falls
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T
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