Birthday Parties

Sorry, we cannot hold 2015 rates or packages as we are in the process of updating. Birthday Parties cannot be booked until after the 2016 packages are posted; 2016 packages will be available February 2016. We look forward to hosting your 2016 Birthday Party!

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 will run April 30th 2016 – October 23rd 2016.

Call 1-800-258-9182 ext 502 to book your birthday party!


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!

Savvy Safari


  • 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


Super Safari

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


Add-On Items

Ice Cream Cake - $30
(15-20 portions)
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
20 pieces
Pony Ride - $6 each
Bucket of French Fries - $15Printable Invitations - Free
Goodie Bag - $5 eachCraft 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.
  • 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?

  • Nope, the birthday child is free with all packages!

Can I use passes, Fun Paks, or EARTH Memebrships to get a discount?

  • Sorry, these cannot be used to get a discounted price on birthday parties

Can I bring balloons into the zoo?

  • We do not allow balloons into the zoo. They can create a health hazard to our animals.

Will there be any zoo staff assiting with the birthday party?

  • Birthday Party Hostesses are here to aid and assist, leaving you to enjoy the day with your special birthday child!

Do adult chaperones, parents need to pay admission?

  • Adults must be included in the 20 guests or as an additional paid guest.



Book a Birthday Party now!

Call 1-800-258-9182 x 502 or email us using this form (select birthday parties from the drop down list)

Click here to download the 2016 Birthday Party Brochure

So have you decided to share a very special birthday here with us? If so, check out our Free printable invitations! You can choose to print just one, or a sheet of four.