Birthday Parties

Your special day becomes a little WILDER when you celebrate it at the zoo!

Choose from three awesome packages for a zoo birthday party your guests will be talking about long after it’s over.

Contact Chris Tobin at ctobin@binderparkzoo.org for details.

The WILDEST birthday parties happen at the zoo!

Party packages create extraordinary experiences that your guests will long remember!

 

For questions or party availability, please contact Chris Tobin at (269) 979-1351 or ctobin@binderparkzoo.org.

Party Packages:

Birthday Party Package #1

Package includes:

  • Admission for up to 20 people
  • Use of pavilion for two hours
  • One voucher per person - good for one ride on the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel
  • One souvenir cup per person

Retail Value: $440

Package Cost $285

Birthday Party Package #2

Package includes:

  • Admission for up to 20 people
  • Use of pavilion for two hours
  • One voucher per person - good for one ride on the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel
  • One voucher per person – good for one lettuce leaf at Twiga Overlook
  • One souvenir cup per person

Retail Value: $500

Package Cost $325

Birthday Party Package #3

Package includes:

  • Admission for up to 20 people
  • Use of pavilion for two hours
  • One voucher per person - good for one ride on the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel
  • Pizza or sub sandwiches, lemonade and water for up to 20 guests.
  • Symbolic Animal ADOPT for the guest of honor
  • One souvenir cup per person

Retail Value: $690

Package Cost $450 + Applicable Food Tax

Birthday Party FAQ's:

How many guests are included?

Packages are based on up to 20 people (children over 2 years old and adults). For additional per-person costs, please speak to a Binder Park Zoo staff member.

When are we able to plan our party?

Birthday Parties are only available during the zoo season. Party reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance from date of visit.

What times are available?

10:00am - 12:00pm OR 2:00pm - 4:00pm

When can we set up for the party?

Meet zoo staff in Cross Administration Building to check in 30 minutes prior to starting your party.

When does the party need to be cleaned up?

The party must be cleaned up no longer than 15 minutes after the end time.

Can I purchase food for my party?

Buffets include tableware for each guest (disposable plates, napkins and silverware)

  • Pizza buffet: cheese and pepperoni pizza, and house salad
    • $160 plus applicable tax
  • Mini Hot Dog buffet: mini hot dogs, relish, diced onions, cheese sauce and condiments
    • $160 plus applicable tax
  • Sub Sandwich platter: ham, turkey and veggie subs with condiments and chips
    • $170 plus applicable tax
  • Build Your Own Sundae Bar: vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream, cherries, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles
    • $140 plus applicable tax

Can we bring our own food and drinks?

Outside food and drink are permitted, no catering or food trucks. Guests will supply their own cake/cupcakes.

Can we bring a grill?

Grills and smokers are not allowed.

Can we bring balloons?

Balloons are not allowed for Birthday Parties.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

  • Birthday Party reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance from date of visit.
  • $100 deposit to hold date / space.
  • Final headcount and payment is due seven business days prior to event
  • Cancellations occurring more than seven business days prior to the event will be refunded deposit and per person cost
  • Cancellations occurring less than seven business days prior to event will forfeit deposit and per person cost
  • Separate food / catering cancellations policies apply

Face Masks

  •  Pavilions
    • Masks are required to be worn by everyone over the age of two in the pavilions unless an individual is eating or drinking while seated.
  • Zoo
    • Face masks are required in all indoor buildings, including bathrooms.
    • Masks for everyone over the age of two will remain mandatory for any interactive encounter with our animals, including giraffe and goat feeding.

Binder Park Zoo takes pride in being a conservation minded organization and we would like to invite you to “Think Green” when planning your upcoming Birthday Party event!  Here are some ways you can make a big impact by choosing to provide items that are environmentally conscience!

1

Reduce plastic waste by offering reusable cups as a party favor that your guests can use at the party and take home with them after.  We currently have water refill stations available in birthday party areas.

2

Purchase items in recycled paper packaging instead of plastic, such as; the cake, cutlery, decorations, table covers, paper plates and cups.  Paper eventually breaks down in the environment, whereas plastic never will, every single piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere!

3

Be a smart consumer, serve food and beverages that contain sustainable ingredients and do not contribute to habitat loss.  Palm oil production has resulted in the decline of many endangered species of plants and animals.  Control the ingredients offered at your party by baking the cake at home, especially if there are any allergies to consider.

4

Skip the single use items like decorations, table covers, cutlery and food containers.  Have fun making your own decorations and table covers out of materials you already have at home.  Use tableware and food containers that you can wash and reuse later.

5

In lieu of presents you can ask your guests to purchase an “Animal Adopt” or make a donation to help our animals here at the zoo, the certificate and stuffed animal that accompanies the adoption can be presented at the party to the birthday boy/girl.  This is a great way to show your support of the zoo and inspire others too!