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Birthday Parties

Is the thought of planning a birthday party driving you wild? We'll throw you one that exceeds what you ever thought possible. 

Host your party at the Memphis Zoo and you'll excite a whole herd of pint-sized party goers. We’ll handle all the details so you can enjoy the party, too! 


What's Included?

  • Invitations, parking and admission for up to 20 guests (including adults) and a party room for two hours.
  • Price:
    • Zoo Members: $300 for 1-20 people
    • Non-Members: $350 for 1-20 people 
    • Additional Guest: $10 per person  
  • Payment:  Birthday parties must be paid in full at the time of online booking. 
  • Rain Policy: All parties will be held as scheduled, as the Memphis Zoo is open rain or shine.
  • Click here for Birthday Party FAQs
  • Questions? Please call 901.333.6576.

Food and Drinks

  • Cakes, snacks, pizzas and sandwiches are welcome; however, the birthday room is not equipped to handle electrical items such as crock pots. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.  
  • You can also cater your lunch. Please call Lancer Catering at 901.333.6778. 

  • The following can be added onto any birthday party package.

    (*applicable sales tax will apply)

    • 6 Ride Punch Card - $5*
       You get six rides for the price of five!
       Rides operate March through October.
    • Hire an Artist - $150.00 (choose one of the options below.)
      The following choices are available for one (1) hour and occur during the 2nd hour of the birthday party.
      - Air Brush Tattoo
      Airbrush tattoos are fun, quick and unique. Your guests can choose from a collection of designs, from "just-plain-fun" to "that-looks-real!"
      - Face Painting
      Skilled artists will help your guests select from one of our many lively designs and then hand-paint the colorful image in just a matter of minutes.
    • Animal Encounters - $150.00 (choose one of the options below.)
      Animal encounters are available for 30 minutes and occur during the 2nd hour of the birthday party.
      - Reptile Meet & Greet
      For those who love reptiles, a Zookeeper will bring a harmless, tame reptile (like a snake, frog or lizard) for the children to touch, hold and enjoy. Plenty of opportunity for parents to get photos of their children holding the reptile. 
      - Meet a Penguin
      Come nose-to-nose with one of our penguins. Learn facts and interesting patterns of penguin life from the keeper. Sorry, no touching allowed. (For children 7 years and older.) 
      - Aquarium Feeding Frenzy
      Birthday partygoers get to experience special feeding demonstrations as a zookeeper offers a banquet of minnows, beef heart and fruits. Watch as piranhas devour their prey, or the Fly River Turtle enjoys a snack of bananas. If the birthday group has 12 or less attendees, you get a special behind-the-scenes tour and the keeper will let the birthday child help with the feeding.

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