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A Wild Party for Your Wild Child!

Give your child a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure at the Fort Worth Zoo! Choose between one of our three party packages for a roaring good time! Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

Birthday Party Packages

WILD!

Anytime

Non-members - $375

Members - $337.50

  • 15 general admission Zoo tickets
  • 10 giraffe feeding vouchers
  • Birthday gift for birthday child ($10 in Zoo bucks)

 **Does not include a room reservation**

WILDER!

Saturday & Sunday

9 to 10:30 a.m. &

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-Members - $750

Members - $675

  • 30 general admission Zoo tickets
  • 15 giraffe feeding vouchers
  • 1.5 hour room rental in Education Building
  • Birthday gift for birthday child ($10 in Zoo bucks)

WILDEST!

Saturday & Sunday

9 to 10:30 a.m. &

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Non-Members - $950

Members - $855

  • 30 general admission Zoo tickets
  • 30 giraffe feeding vouchers
  • 1.5 hour room rental in Education Building
  • Birthday gift for birthday child ($10 in Zoo bucks)
  • Live animal presentation in your party room

Book Your Birthday Party

Birthday Party FAQs

What is a Wild package?

Wild packages do not come with a room reservation.  This means you will be able to set up for your party at any of our picnic areas or areas with tables and chairs on a first come basis.  You may bring a small cooler and outside food.  The zoo does not allow glass containers, alcohol, single-use straws and lids, balloons, streamers, or pinatas.

Do your packages come with anything else not listed? Like food or a party attendant?
No. What you see listed is all we include in our package. However, there will be staff onsite that can help you if you have forgotten or need anything.
What days do you have available?

You can click on the green “book your party” button to view a calendar of available days (green means there is plenty of availability, yellow means there is limited availability, red means that day is sold out, and grey means that day is unavailable for parties).

Where is the Education Building?

The Fort Worth Zoo Education Building shares the main parking lot with the Zoo itself. The building is located on the right side of the parking lot, toward the ticket booth. Look for a thatch-roofed cabana with a sign for Adventure Base Camp and follow the ramp on its right-hand side. From there, a bridge leads directly to the Education Building. You do not need tickets to get into the Education building.

What about parking?

If your package includes a parking pass, it will be mailed to you with your Zoo tickets. You will need to remind your guests about the $5 parking fee, we do not sell additional parking passes.

Can you tell me about the room?

There is a 35-person room maximum, any combination of children and adults. Our rooms are all-purpose classrooms and come with plenty of chairs, three rectangular tables (that measure about 8 feet long), and a countertop along the back wall with a sink. You are welcome to bring decorations such as tablecloths and birthday banners, we just ask that you do not damage our walls and remove all decorations at the end of your party. You may want to bring a wagon to help carry any party items from the parking lot into the building.

What is an animal presentation?

It is a 20-minute live animal presentation in your party room! Our keepers bring in three different animals (a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles all native or exotic), tell you a little bit about them and answer any questions you may have! Unfortunately, we cannot tell you which animals you will see, and you cannot choose certain animals, due to animal schedules and behaviors. If you’d like to request a certain kind of animals (maybe the birthday child loves birds! We’d love to introduce them to some of ours!) or you can request to NOT have a certain kind of animal (maybe the birthday child is afraid of birds, we do not want any party guest to be nervous or afraid during the presentation).

Are we allowed to bring food?

Yes! We do not provide food for any of our party packages, but you are welcome to bring your own! Many parties choose to have pizza delivered or bring in sandwich trays. We do not have a refrigerator to store food. We also do not allow external heating sources (burners, microwaves etc.)

Are we allowed to decorate?

Yes! We always suggest to at least bring tablecloths (you’ll need three rectangular ones) since this will make clean up easier. Balloons and candles are not allowed. We have magnetic whiteboards on one wall, which is a great space to hang a birthday banner. You can also hang anything on our walls if it doesn’t damage them or remove paint.

Can I store my gifts, food, décor etc. in the building while we are in the Zoo?

No. Our staff will be unavailable until 30 minutes prior to your party starting.

Is there anything not allowed at my party?

Due to liabilities, outside vendors (clowns, face painters, balloon artists, etc...) are not allowed as part of your party. No catering is allowed, but you may bring in your own trays of food such as donuts, pizza, Chick-fil-a, sandwiches, etc. Balloon, piñatas, laser lights, silly string and noisemakers are not allowed on Zoo property. Smoking, alcoholic beverages and firearms are not allowed in the Education Center or on Zoo grounds.

What do people usually do for the 1.5 hours in the party room?

It is entirely up to you! We normally see our party families eat cake, open presents, have refreshments, have their animal presentation, and perhaps a quick, easy game or craft (if you are thinking of a craft, we suggest something simple and easy to clean up).

How do the giraffe feeding vouchers work?

Each voucher gets you 3 pieces of lettuce. They can be redeemed anytime during the day of your party. Take them to the giraffe kiosk to exchange them for your lettuce leaves.  

Do I get time to set up/break down my party?

Yes. You get 15 minutes prior to your party time to set up. Your party room must be cleaned and cleared out by the end of your reservation time.