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Birthday Parties

Party Your Way!

When you host your child’s birthday party at Southwick’s Zoo, you and your guests receive a fun-filled, stress-free day with access to a reserved covered Party Pavilion. During your day at the zoo, you can watch our fun educational shows and explore and learn about hundreds of wild and exotic animals. The birthday child is free with a reserved birthday party package! 

LIMITED TIME OFFER:

Submit your birthday party reservation by April 30, 2019 to save 15% on a weekend or weekday party!

*Offer excludes holidays and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Offer ends after 4/30/2019.

NEW for 2019: A 30-minute guided walk at the end of your party time with your choice of theme – “Go Bananas”, “Bird Brains”, “Rockin’ Reptiles”, or “Cool Cats”. The guided walk is included with the Super Safari Package and is available as a Wild Addition to the Savvy Safari or Zoo-it-Yourself Package.

Ready to Book? It’s Easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1:  CHOOSE YOUR DATE & TIME

Dates are available from late April to the end of October, 7 days a week, including holidays. Our Birthday Party Pavilions can be reserved from 10:30am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Plan to book a birthday party package on a weekday?  Save 15% on Weekday Bookings (excludes holidays).

Please reserve your party at least two weeks prior to your desired date to ensure that the date and time are still available.

 

Step 2:  CHOOSE A PACKAGE

Click each package name below to expand and see details. Each package has two admission levels: The base package which includes general admission for your guests, and the upgraded Zoo-It-All Admission Package which includes Zoo-It-All admission (admission + ride all day wristband) for your guests. Choose from our Wild Additions to customize your party.

ZOO-IT-YOURSELF

Zoo-It-Yourself includes:

  • Admission for guest list
  • Reserved Party Pavilion (seats maximum of 35 guests)

This package is for the DIY type! Interested in adding on a few extras such pizzas, a face painter, or guided tour? Click here to view our list of Wild Additions.

 

General Admission Package: $28/person
Zoo-It-All Admission Package: $38/person*

Guest list must have a minimum of 15 guests.

 

*Zoo-It-All Admission Packages include: Admission plus a Ride-All-Day wristband for each guest.  Ride wristbands may be used for unlimited children’s mechanical rides, the Skyfari Sky Ride, Woodland Express Train, and one admission into Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional Rainforest Adventure Maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands). Wristbands are only good for one day and cannot be shared. Combo admission wristbands do not include the Soaring Eagle Zipline, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, or Animal Encounters.) Learn more about rides at our zoo.

SAVVY SAFARI

The Savvy Safari Package includes:

  • Admission for guest list
  • Reserved Party Pavilion (for up to 35 guests)
  • One party hostess to assist throughout the party
  • Paper goods (napkins, plates, tablecloth & utensils)

 

General Admission Package: $40/person
Zoo-It-All Admission Package: $50/person*

Guest list must have a minimum of 15 guests.

 

Want to add on a few extras to your party? Click here to view our list of Wild Additions

*Zoo-It-All Admission Packages include: Admission plus a Ride-All-Day wristband for each guest.  Ride wristbands may be used for unlimited children’s mechanical rides, the Skyfari Sky Ride, Woodland Express Train, and one admission into Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional Rainforest Adventure Maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands). Wristbands are only good for one day and cannot be shared. Combo admission wristbands do not include the Soaring Eagle Zipline, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, or Animal Encounters.) Learn more about rides at our zoo.

SUPER SAFARI

The Super Safari Package includes:

  • Admission for guest list
  • Reserved Party Pavilion (for up to 35 guests)
  • One party hostess to assist throughout the party
  • Paper goods (napkins, plates, tablecloth & utensils)
  • Pizza Party
  • Unlimited water and lemonade station
  • One ice cream cake (serves 15-20)
  • NEW FOR 2019! 30-minute guided walk at the end of your party time with your choice of theme – “Go Bananas”, “Bird Brains”, “Rockin’ Reptiles”, or “Cool Cats”.

 

General Admission Package: $52/person
Zoo-It-All Admission Package: $62/person*

Guest list must have a minimum of 15 guests.

 

Want to add on a few extras to your party? Click here to view our list of Wild Additions.

*Zoo-It-All Admission Packages include: Admission plus a Ride-All-Day wristband for each guest.  Ride wristbands may be used for unlimited children’s mechanical rides, the Skyfari Sky Ride, Woodland Express Train, and one admission into Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional Rainforest Adventure Maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands). Wristbands are only good for one day and cannot be shared. Combo admission wristbands do not include the Soaring Eagle Zipline, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, or Animal Encounters.) Learn more about rides at our zoo.

Wild Additions (click to expand)

Don’t forget to request your desired add-ons when you book your party!

  • *Ride All Day Wristband: $15/person ages 3+
  • *Ride All Day Wristband (children 2 and under): $5/person
  • 30 Minute Guided Walk: $5/person
    NEW FOR 2019! 30-minute guided walk at the end of your party time with your choice of theme – “Go Bananas”, “Bird Brains”, “Rockin’ Reptiles”, or “Cool Cats”. (Note: 30 minute walk is included with Super Safari Package)
  • Face Painter: $200/hour
  • Bucket of French Fries (3 lbs): $16
  • Chicken Tenders (20 pc): $26
  • Pizza (choice of pepperoni or cheese, serves 5): $18
  • Veggie Platter (serves 15-20): $52
  • Fresh Fruit Patter: $69
  • Ice Cream Cake: $42

 

*Ride Wristband Information:

Ride wristbands may be used for unlimited children’s mechanical rides, the Skyfari Sky Ride, Woodland Express Train, and one admission into Rainforest Adventure Maze (additional Rainforest Adventure Maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands). Wristbands are only good for one day and cannot be shared. Learn more about rides at our zoo.

Wristbands do not include: the Soaring Eagle Zipline, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, or Animal Encounters.

Step 3: Place Your Reserve Deposit

A credit card or cash deposit of $100 is required to reserve your birthday party (this is a non-refundable deposit).

Your final guest list must be submitted no less than 5 days before your party date. This list allows us to be ready to check-in your guests on the day of the party and to determine your final balance due. The final balance due will be calculated based on final guest count.

Final payment is due to Southwick’s Zoo no less than 2 days before day of your event. We can accept payment for Birthday Parties at Southwick’s Zoo in cash, credit, money orders, or business checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve my party?

You may book your party online or calling us at 1-800-258-9182 ext 213. You can also email us at birthdayparty@southwickszoo.com.

Is the birthday child included in the guest list?

The birthday child’s admission is free with all Birthday Party Packages. Admission is not required for children ages 2 and under.

Do adult chaperones or parents need to pay Southwick’s Zoo admission?

Parents, adult chaperones, and siblings of an invited guest must be included as part of the party guest count. By your choice, invited parents, adult chaperones, and siblings may be considered part of the guest count or you may choose to have these guests purchase admission to the zoo independently.

Can I use passes, Value Passes, or EARTH Memberships to get a discount?

Sorry, coupons and other discounts may not be applied to a Birthday Party Packages. EARTH Memberships, Value Passes, AAA discounts, and military discounts cannot be applied to the package pricing. Additionally, discounted event days such as Zoo Boo Days, State BOGO Days, etc. cannot be used to discount party packages.

What time should I plan for my guests to arrive? Where do they enter?

Your guests’ admission is good for the whole day (10:00am-5:00pm). Birthday party guests may check-in as early as 10:00am at the Birthday Party Entrance located in the green building to the left of the zoo’s Main Admissions.

Is there a place to store gifts before the party?

We do not hold or store birthday party gifts before or after the party time.  Southwick’s Zoo is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  The parking area is conveniently located nearby for easy access for these items when it is time for them during your party pavilion time.

Can I bring balloons into the zoo?

Sorry, balloons are not allowed onto zoo property. Balloons can create a serious health hazard to the animals.

What can we bring for decorations?

Please be aware that we DO NOT permit balloons, piñatas, or confetti of any kind inside the park as they are a safety hazard to our animals. Glass containers or vessels are also prohibited.

We supply tablecloths and any paper goods that you may need with Savvy Safari ad Super Safari packages, but additional decor is all up to you! If you are unsure whether a decoration you have can be brought into the zoo, please email birthdayparty@southwickszoo.com.

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. Let us check in your guests, help decorate, sing along, and answer any questions you have about our park!

*Hostess not included with Zoo-It-Yourself Package.

Can I bring my own food?

Homemade or pre-purchased food, i.e. birthday cakes, cupcakes, etc., may be brought along for your party. Please note that outside delivery/catering and the use of small grills, hibachis, crockpots and/or chafing dishes, or similar items are not permitted. Glass containers or vessels are also prohibited.

Is there a place to store food before or after the party time?

Please plan ahead for packaging and storage of food, both before and after your pavilion time. Due to our health and food safety standards, we cannot store food that has been brought into the park by guests, nor may we package or hold leftovers in our facilities. Your Party Pavilion is available to you only during the time period that you have reserved.  The parking area is conveniently located nearby for easy access for these items when it is time for them during and after your party pavilion time.

What happens if it rains the day of the party?

Southwick’s Zoo remains open rain or shine during the zoo season. We will work with you to reschedule only if the day looks like a complete washout or if dangerous weather is predicted.
We require at least 24 hour notice for postponements due to weather.

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.  

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