Celebrate your child’s big day with a Birthday Party at the Zoo! When you host your child’s Birthday Party at Southwick’s Zoo, you and your guests receive a fun-filled, stress-free day. You have access to a reserved pavilion for you and your guests, you can watch our fun and educational shows, go on some kiddie rides, and can explore and learn about hundreds of wild and exotic animals. Birthday Parties are available April 30th 2016 – October 23rd 2016.
Click here to download the 2016 Birthday Party Brochure
Each package offers admission for up to 20 people and covered reserved pavilion with picnic table seating for up to 40.
The birthday child’s admission is free with all packages!
- Zoo admission for up to 20 guests
- Party hostess to assist during the party
- Reserved covered pavilion
- Unlimited drinks (during pavilion time only)
- Paper Goods – napkins, plates, tablecloths, & utensils
- Unlimited mechanical rides (excludes animal rides)
- Woodland Express and Skyfari Sky Ride (Must be at least 42” tall to ride Skyfari)
You Pay: $495.00
Retail Value: $970.00
Additional party guests: $20/person
Includes Savvy Safari Package plus:
- Bucket of chicken tenders (40 pieces) and bucket of French fries OR 4 pizzas
- Ice cream cake
You Pay: $615.00
Retail Value: $1,080.00
Additional party guests: $25/person
Elkhorn Mining Expedition
Includes Super Safari Package plus:
- Elkhorn mining experience for up to 20 children (ages 3-12)
You Pay: $850.00
Retail Value: $1,320
Additional party guests: $25/person
Additional mining tickets: $10/person
|Ice Cream Cake - $30|
|Petting Zoo Feed - $2|
|Animal Cake Decorations - $5|
6 Small Plastic Animals
|Small Mining Pail - $10 each|
|Pizza - $18|
Pepperoni or Cheese
|Wristband - $5 each
For children 2 & under
|Bucket of Chicken Tenders - $22|
|Pony Ride - $6 each|
|Bucket of French Fries - $15||Printable Invitations - Free|
|Goodie Bag - $5 each||Craft Table - $100
Ages 2-5, 6-10, & 11+ years
Note: Some add-ons may not be available for your party choice and are subject to change without notice.
Reserving Your Party
- Call 1-800-258-9182 ext 502 to book your party or use this online form.
- Please have a list of attendees prepared.
- Birthday Party Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance. A rain date can be scheduled if you wish.
- Choose a Party Time of 11:00am to 1:00pm or 2:00pm to 4:00pm
- A Credit Card deposit of $100 is required to book your party ($40.00 non-refundable).
- Final Payment can be made by credit card or cash. (Sorry, no personal checks)
- Note: Birthday Party Packages include up to 20 guests before an additional fee is added per guest. Each Birthday Party is held within the Zoo grounds. This means that all persons entering the Zoo must be included in either the 20 guests included in your Birthday Party or as an additional paid guest. Sorry, adult chaperones/parents must be included in your Birthday Party Package or pay regular admission.
- Note: For the safety of our animals, balloons are not allowed
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the birthday child included in the 20 guests?
- The Birthday Child’s admission is free with all Birthday Party Packages!
Can I use passes, Family Value Passes, or EARTH Memberships to get a discount?
- Sorry, Value Passes, Earth Memberships, or other coupons and discounts cannot be combined with, or used when purchasing Birthday Party Packages. Our Birthday Party Packages are a fantastic value and priced well below retail value.
Can I bring balloons into the zoo?
- No, we do not permit balloons into the zoo. Balloons can create a serious health hazard to the animals.
Will there be Southwick’s Zoo staff assisting with the birthday party?
- Yes, Birthday Party Hostesses are here to aid and assist, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the day with your special Birthday Child!
Do adult chaperones or parents need to pay Southwick’s Zoo admission?
- Yes, Adult chaperones or parents must be included in the 20 guests or as an additional paid guest added to Birthday Party Package to receive the discounted rate. (Please note that all Birthday Party guests must check-in at the Birthday Party Entrance located alongside the Main Entrance)
Can I bring my own food?
- The Savvy Safari Birthday Party Package allows you the choice of supplying a cold picnic for your guests. Please note that outside delivery, outside catering or the use of crockpots and/or chafing dishes is not permitted.