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Birthday Parties

To schedule a ZOOper birthday party, please email 

Birthday Package includes:

  • A reserved outdoor location for 60 minutes at the Great Plains Zoo.

  • All-day admission to the Zoo and Museum for each guest.
  • One bucket of animal feed per group.

  • A gift bag for each guest. 

  • A birthday cupcake and juice/water for each guest.

  • Plates, napkins, utensils.

Party Package Rates

$169 for up to 10 guests (adults or youth ages 2+).  Additional guests will be charged at $15 per person.

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).
  • Ask about other party add-ons at an additional charge.

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.


  • 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 2 weeks 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.
  • Cake, food, and beverages are allowed to be brought in.  
  • 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.
  • 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 F.
  • 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.
  • 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.