Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Zoo!

Meet some of your favorite Zoo animals at your next birthday party! You and your party can choose to meet an animal up-close with the Beastly Animal Birthday Party, or simply visit the animals yourselves with the Create-Your-Own Zooper Party! You can also choose to spend the night at the Zoo with a WildNight Birthday Party, or even invite zoo animals to your birthday party at home with the ZOOMoblie. No matter what you choose, your birthday celebration with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will make your party one to remember!

Home Birthday Parties

ZOOMobile Birthday Parties - Put the WOW in your birthday party by bringing the ZOOMobile to the location of your choice. We'll brighten your special day with live animals and a presentation. Learn More


Zoo Birthday Parties

*Attention* Please Note: Our historic Carousel is currently closed for repairs until further notice. Therefore, please expect to receive carousel coupons for each child in your party. Guests will be able to come back to the zoo at a later date and ride the Carousel using these coupons. (The carousel coupon does NOT include admission into the Zoo on a later date.) Each carousel coupon is good for one child rider and one accompanying adult.

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Zoo Animal Birthday Party

With these hassle-free parties at the Zoo, you just choose your party package, and we'll take care of all the details, including the Safari Cabin rental, goodie bags, drinks, party plates and utensils—and a carousel ride for you and your guests! 

Morning or Afternoon Parties:


  • Primate Party Package includes a visit to Monkey Pavilion for Primate enrichment talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member! (afternoon only during summer)
  • Giraffe & Meerkat Party Package includes a visit with our world-famous Giraffe herd in the African Rift Valley exhibit, Giraffe feeding, and a meerkat talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Giraffe & Red River Hog Party Package includes a visit with our world-famous Giraffe herd in the African Rift Valley exhibit, Giraffe feeding, and a red river hog talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Hippo Party Package includes a visit to Aquatics to meet our three hippos and get a hippo talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Beaver Party Package is sure to make a splash! This party includes an up close encounter with our beavers as well as a talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.
  • Zebra Party Package includes a visit to African Rift Valley to meet our zebras and get a zebra talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Penguin Package includes a visit to Aquatics to meet our penguin flock and get a penguin talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Pony Party Package includes a visit to our pony area! We will have special pony wranglers just for your party! This package includes 30 minutes of ride time for the party and a hat for the birthday child. Seasonal availability (Closed January and February)
    **Additional charge applies.**

Morning Only Parties:


  • Otter Party Package includes a visit to Rocky Mountain Wild to see the river otters where the party will watch otter enrichment or demo and get to talk to a Rocky Mountain Wild Zookeeper about the otters.

Afternoon Only Parties:


  • Elephant Party Package includes a visit to Encounter Africa to watch our elephant demonstration and an elephant talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.
  • Naked Mole Rat Package includes a visit to the naked mole rat exhibit and an up close and personal visit with one of our hairless friends guided by a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Tiger Party Package includes a visit to Asian Highlands for tiger enrichment and a tiger talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.

 

Packages include:

  • Zoo admission
  • Building rental for the party duration
  • A carousel ride for the party group (weather permitting)
  • An up-close meeting with a special animal
  • A present for the birthday child
  • Free downloadable party invitations (see below expandable)
  • Party favor bags with age-appropriate Zoo goodies
  • Drinks
  • Plates, cups, napkins, utensils and birthday candles
  • Name tags
  • A 25% discount at the Thundergod Gift Shop

Days & Times:

Daily from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On your party day, your Zoo leader will meet your group at the admissions gate at your scheduled party time. To avoid waiting for latecomers, guests should arrive 15 minutes before the party start time.  

Sign a waiver form:

Each guest must complete and submit a waiver form. All forms must be returned to the Zoo on the day of your party. AT THE PARTY START TIME, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN AWAY GUESTS WHO DO NOT HAVE WAIVERS.

Cost:

Members:
$250.25 for 14 people
Additional children: $12
Additional adults: $5
Additional fee for pony parties: $90
NOTE: Both the birthday child and parent must be a member to receive the member rate.

Non-members:
$275.25 for 14 people
Additional children: $14
Additional adults: $12
Additional fee for pony parties: $100

Extras:

Extra birthday child $10
The above pricing covers one birthday child. If you would like to celebrate more than one child's birthday--there is a $10 fee for each additional birthday child.

Sheet cake $50 - with ice cream, add $10

Pizza from the award winning Chefs at the Grizzly Grill: $12 each


Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Payments:

Full payment is due ten days before the party date.

Pay for your party over the phone using a credit card, or send a check to:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education Department
Attn:  Birthday Parties
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Refunds, Cancellations or Changes

If you decide to cancel the birthday party, all payments received by that date are non-refundable.

Since you are responsible for submitting your final payment ten days before your party date, your party may be canceled if we do not hear from you at least ten days before your event. In this case, we can either reschedule your party and apply your deposit to a new date. 

Any changes to birthday themes, building requests, or dates must be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the party date.

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Non-traditional Gifts & Donations

In lieu of traditional presents, some parties express interest in donating items to the animals at the zoo. Everyone at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo appreciates your generosity!

Animal Gift List:

  • Parrot/Bird Toys
  • Packaged Dried Fruits
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
  • Uncooked Pasta
  • Animal Puzzle Toys
  • Feeder Balls
  • Kong Toys
  • Dried Spices
  • Small Rope Toys
  • Hand Sanitizer

Zoo-wide Wish List:

Click HERE to find commonly needed/donated items to the Zoo.

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Create-Your-Own Zooper Birthday Party

Create-your-own party at the Zoo for an unforgettable celebration. You choose the activities you want to include, and we'll help you put together the party of your dreams.This option is perfect for groups who want to hang-out at the zoo for a party, but want to add a few special touches! Create-Your-Own Birthday Parties do NOT include reservation of a Zoo facility, food, drinks, zoo guides, or animal encounters. For these options, please check out our Beastly Animal Birthday Parties.

Packages include:

  • Zoo admission
  • A coupon for a carousel ride for the party group (weather permitting)
  • A present for the birthday child
  • Free downloadable party invitations (see below expandable)
  • Party favor bags with age-appropriate Zoo goodies
  • Coupon for giraffe feeding
  • Birthday scavenger hunt
  • Animal Happenings list

Days & Times

Any day, any time!

Cost

Members:
Children: $10.25
Adults: $3.25
NOTE: Both the birthday child and parent must be a member to receive the member rate

Non-members:
Children: $16.25
Adults: $18.25

Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Payments

Birthday parties must be arranged at least two weeks in advance of the event. You are responsible for submitting your final payment ten days before your party date. Your party may be cancelled if we have not heard from them within 10 days of their party

Pay for your party over the phone using a credit card, or send a check to:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Education Department
Attn: Birthday Parties
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Call 719-424-7827

Refunds, Cancellations or Changes

If you decide to cancel the birthday party, all payments received by that date are non-refundable.

Since you are responsible for submitting your final payment ten days before your party date.The party may be cancelled if we do not hear from you at least ten days before your event. In this case, we can reschedule your party and apply your deposit to the new date.

any changes to birthday themes, building requests, or dates must be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the party date.

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More Party Ideas

  • WildNight Birthday Party - Check out WildNights for an awesome SLEEP-OVER night time Zoo Birthday!
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Download Free Invitations

Click on the invitation link below. Then print the pdf page in color with your printer at home and complete your invitation!


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Partygoer Guidelines

Read the below guidelines for information you need to know before the party.

Be safe:

For the safety of you and your guests, always follow the Zoo rules. The Zoo may end your party if someone in your group does not respect the rules.

What to wear:

  • Party guests should dress appropriately for spending time indoors and outdoors. Bring a waterproof jacket and comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Many of the animal interactions you may experience will REQUIRE close-toed shoes. Please contact the Education Department for more details.

For more information or to book a Birthday Party

E-mail or
Call 719-424-7827

Birthday parties must be arranged at least two weeks in advance of the event. Any changes to birthday themes, building requests, or dates must be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the party date.