How It Works

Step 1: Tell us your child’s age

We have three exciting party themes that are customized to entertain each age group!

  • Kids turning 3–5: All About Zoo Babies (requires minimum 1 adult for every 2 children)
  • Kids turning 6–8: Superheroes of the Animal Kingdom (requires minimum 1 adult for every 4 children)
  • Kids turning 9+: Zookeeper Quest (requires minimum 1 adult for every 4 children)


Step 2: Choose your party activities

Each birthday party is 1.5 hours and includes your own private room, three party activities and a dedicated education staff member to host. You’ll start with a super-fun animal learning activity and then the next two activities are up to you!

Choose two of the following activities (each activity is a half hour):

  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Tour
  • Animal Visit: A zookeeper will bring two small animals into the party room for the kids to get an up-close look. Animals include reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, birds and large insects! Note: Additional $75 fee applies for this option and it is only available for bookings in the Eco-Lab room.
  • Cake & presents with your group
  • Food: kid-friendly options available


Want more time to party?
You can add a bonus activity + half hour to your party for just $75! (Note: Only available with the 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. time slot.)

*Your birthday package also includes free zoo admission! You and your guests may enter before and/or after the party to enjoy the zoo.


Step 3: Get ready to party!

Leave the rest to us and we’ll make your child’s birthday party one that won’t be forgotten!


Additional Information


Saturdays and Sundays, year-round. Choose from 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (if you want an extra half hour) time slots.


Located in one of three private rooms (Eco-Lab, Little Dipper Classroom or Prehistoric Park Classroom) near the North Entrance for your convenience.


  • $325 for 1.5-hour base package (10% discount for Engage and Inspire members)
  • $75 for extra half hour (only available with the 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. time slot)
  • $75 for an Animal Visit (only available in the Eco-Lab)
  • Catering prices listed on catering menu below
  • $15 Calgary Zoo gift bags


Catering Options

Meal Choices (includes juice box, veggies & dip, gummies and toy):

  • Jumbo all-beef hot dog meal box – $9.00
  • Plant eater kids meal box – $9.00 (veggie wrap)
  • Meat eater kids meal box – $9.00 (ham and swiss wrap)


  • Fruit cup – $5.00
  • Veggie cup – $5.00
  • Assorted chips – $2.00
  • Baking platter (serves 10) – $35.00 (includes assorted muffins, banana bread and our signature cinnamon sugar mini donuts)


  • Bottled water – $3.50
  • Oasis juice box – $1.75 (apple or wild berry)
  • Starbucks coffee cambro (10 cups) – $28.00

Note: If you order more than $35 worth of food, you must select the dedicated food time as one of your activities. If you order $35 or less, you may enjoy your food as snacks throughout the party without a dedicated food time.

Ready to book your party?

Book your party now  

Bookings need to be made at least three weeks in advance. You can download the birthday party booking form here. Please email [email protected] or call 403-232-9353 or 403-232-7732 for more information.

All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event or future program date. Unauthorized duplication or sale is prohibited. The Calgary Zoo is not responsible for unauthorized duplication or lost tickets.