Central Park Zoo Birthday Parties

The Central Park Zoo knows a birthday is one of the most special days of a child's life. What better way to celebrate the little animal lover in your life than by hosting an unforgettable party, filled with animals, fun, and exclusive experiences to treasure forever?

When you celebrate your child at the Central Park Zoo you know you'll get the highest quality food, fun and entertainment. Whether tossing a fish to our sea lions, playing zookeeper and making lunch for the snow monkeys, or getting to meet one of our Central Park penguins, your child will experience the zoo as never before, and have a birthday to remember for many years to come.

Our parties are complete zoo experiences, with every detail covered by our dedicated staff. Because we want you to have fun, too! Select from one of the following party options:

Zoo Fiesta

CPZ Birthday Parties

Ages 6-12
A drop off party

Your 2-hour party includes:

  • Themed invitations, room decorations and three party hosts
  • Private party room for activities and food
  • Costumed character to welcome your guests
  • Educational animal encounters
  • Wildlife Theater performance
  • Special zookeeper encounter
  • Guests make treats for the zoo animals
  • Cupcake decorating bar
  • Kid-friendly fare
  • Goody bags designed by the Zootique

Fee: $5000 for up to 20 children and 5 adults

Wild for Wildlife Party
CPZ Birthday Parties

Ages 2-12 with adults

This 2 hour party includes all of the above plus:

  • Adult guests
  • Birthday child feeds a sea lion
  • A small section of a zoo exhibit will be private for your guests
  • A themed birthday cake
  • Mimosas and sophisticated fare for adults
  • A larger gift bag designed by the Zootique

Fee: $8000 for up to 40 guests


King of the Jungle Party

CPZ Birthday Parties

Ages 2-12 with adults

This 3-hour party includes all of the above plus:

  • The birthday child will experience a special penguin encounter and the penguin exhibit will be private for your guests.
  • Food served in the Snow Leopard Pavilion, which will be private for your guests only.
  • Five-minute video of party highlights
  • An exotic animal encounter
  • An extra hour for zoo fun!
  • Top of the line gift bags designed by the Zootique

Fee: $12,000 for up to 50 guests

1st Birthday Grand Celebration

This 2 hour party will be an adult focused party with a small group of children

Your party will include:

  • Exotic Animal encounter
  • Sea Lion Fish toss for family of 1 year old
  • Private exhibit visit for all guests that includes enrichment making and meeting a zoo keeper
  • Private party room
  • Buffet of fine foods and appetizers
  • Mimosas or sangria
  • Custom cake for all guests
  • Smash cake for birthday child
  • 4 party hosts
  • Personalized invitations
  • Group photo for all guests
  • Goody bag for all children

Fee: $10,000 for up to 50 guests

1st Birthday Animal Fun

2 hour party with events focused for children will include:

  • 2 animal encounters
  • Sea Lion Fish toss for family of 1 year old
  • Wildlife Theater Puppet show and interactive sing-a-long
  • Private Children’s Zoo experience with keepers and a special animal guest
  • Private party room
  • Buffet of fine food and appetizers for adults
  • Sit down meal with kid friendly fare for the children
  • Cake for all
  • Smash cake for the birthday child
  • Mimosas or sangria
  • 3 party hosts
  • Personalized invitations
  • Plush animal for all children

Fee: $8,000 for up to 40 guests

Adult VIP Birthday Party Bash

A 20 person adult party for the true animal lover.

The 2 hour adult party includes:

  • Birthday person feeds a sea lion
  • Penguin meet and greet
  • Exotic animal encounters
  • Full buffet, appetizers, custom cake & mimosas or sangria
  • Tour of zoo for all party participants
  • 4-d theater showing "ICE WORLDS"
  • Private party room, elegant decorations & 3 party hosts
  • email invitation personalized and sent by zoo staff
  • All guest receive a hat or tee-shirt as a special gift

Fee: $6,000 for up to 20 guests


YOU CHOOSE THE PARTY THEME

All activities are tailored to your child's age.

Meet The Animals
(2-4 years old)
Perfect for the youngest zoo lover. A special visit to the barnyard will give the birthday guests a chance to feed the animals.

Rainforest Adventure
(5-12)
This party focuses on our fantastic Tropic Zone exhibit. Guest will make treats for our mongoose and tropical birds and then have some private time up in the canopy balcony to watch the fun.

Jr. Keepers
(8-12)
This party is perfect for the older zoo lover. Extra hands on activities and experiments, including a chance to talk with some of our wonderful zoo keepers. Non stop animal fun.

King/Queen Penguin*
(2-12)
Private time in the penguin house is in store for you and your guest at for this party. Surprises in store, a close encounter with a penguin, need we say more?
*This party is only available for the $12,000 party package