Birthday Parties


giraffe in a birthday hatIs the thought of planning a birthday party driving you wild? Then come to the Jackson Zoo and we can make it happen here! We’ll take care of the details, you get to sit back and enjoy. PARTIES ARE DESIGNED FOR 12 CHILDREN, and each child receives one free chaperone. Additional invited children or adults will be an extra fee.

For date availability please contact EJ Rivers at 601.352.2580 ext 228, email or complete the form below.

  • The Jackson Zoo has several party options that are sure to make your party a stomping success!
  • Zoo Birthday Parties are best for kids ages three (3) and up.
  • Party times are: 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (weekdays by special request).
  • All parties should be booked 2 weeks in advance. Last minute parties may not be possible.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book all parties. (In case of SEVERE weather, rescheduling is possible, but refunds are not available for cancellations.)
  • Birthday parties are not available for booking on Special Event days (i.e. Ice Cream Safari, Boo at the Zoo, Cookies with Santa, etc.)
  • The only food allowed INTO the park for parties is a specialty birthday cake. No outside food or beverages, please.

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WINTER PARTIES – November 1 thru February 28

Gator Gathering (Guided Package C, Animal Encounter – WINTER ONLY)

Cost: $250 Non-Members / $225 Members (must have valid membership at the time of booking to receive member discount).
Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $6 each. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $4 each. 

Guided Zoo Tour Includes:

    • All-day Zoo Admission (wristband allows your party to enter zoo before or after party to visit exhibits)
    • PARTY CAPTAIN: Guide, general info, party set-up & clean-up
    • Zoo themed party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
    • Extended Animal Encounter
    • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
    • Lemonade/Punch or Hot Cocoa(for the kids)
    • Personalized tour

Giraffe Junction (Guided Package D, Animal Encounter AND Keeper Chat – WINTER ONLY)

Cost: $300 Non-Members / $270 Members (must valid membership at the time of booking to receive member discount).
Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $8 each. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $6 each. 

Guided Zoo Tour Includes:

    • All-day Zoo Admission (wristband allows your party to enter zoo before or after party to visit exhibits)
    • PARTY CAPTAIN: Guide, general info, party set-up & clean-up
    • Zoo themed party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
    • Extended Animal Encounter
    • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
    • Lemonade/Punch or Hot Cocoa(for the kids)
    • Keeper Chat
    • Personalized tour

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Flamingo Fling $250Tiger Tagalong $300Zebra Zaniness $350Otter Outing $200Gator Gathering $250Giraffe Junction $300

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SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL – March 1 thru October 31

Tiger Tagalong (Guided Package A, with Animal Encounter – SUMMER ONLY)

AVAILABLE March 1 – October 31
Cost: $300 Non-Members / $270 Members (must create log in as a member at the time of booking to receive member discount).

Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $14 each. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $12 each.

Zoo Tour Includes:

  • All-day Zoo Admission (wristband allows your party to enter zoo before or after party to visit exhibits, plus Splash Pad if available)
  • PARTY CAPTAIN: Guide, general info, party set-up & clean-up
  • Zoo themed party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
  • Animal Encounter
  • 12 Endangered Species Carousel Rides
  • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
  • Lemonade/Punch (for the kids)
  • 24 Livingston Train rides

 

Zebra Zaniness (Guided Package B, with Animal Encounter AND Keeper Chat – SUMMER ONLY)

AVAILABLE March 1- October 31
Cost: $350 Non-Members / $325 Members
(must create log in as a member at the time of booking to receive member discount).

Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $16 each. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $14 each. 

Zoo Tour Includes:

    • All-day Zoo Admission (wristband allows your party to enter zoo before or after party to visit exhibits, plus Splash Pad if available)
    • PARTY CAPTAIN: Guide, general info, party set-up & clean-up
    • Zoo themed party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
    • Animal Encounter
    • 12 Endangered Species Carousel Rides
    • Keeper Chat
    • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
    • Lemonade/Punch (for the kids)
    • 24 Livingston Train rides

 

*Flamingo Fling (Self-Guided Seasonal Party)

Cost: $250 Non-Members / $225 Members
Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $10 each, each paid child receives one free adult. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $8 each. * This party package is designed to allow for dates where all assigned time slots are filled, and parents would like to do their OWN party at a discounted rate. However, be advised that there is no area set aside for gathering (seating at the cafe is first come, first served), no discounts on food purchases, and no outside food is allowed. 

Self-Guided Zoo Tour Includes:

  • Greeter to welcome your party to the park with maps, general information, and wristbands
  • 24 wristbands for all-day admission (including Splash Pad, when open)
  • 12 Birthday Cupcake Bucks (good for a cupcake and small punch for the kids), redeemable at the Elephant House Cafe
  • 12 Endangered Species Carousel tokens (for the kids)
  • 24 Livingston Park Train tokens (for kids and adults)

 

*OTTER OUTING (Splash Pad Party – AFTER HOURS, SPLASH PAD SEASON ONLY)

Available AFTER HOURS ONLY during Splash Pad season
Cost: $200 Non-Members / $180 Members
(must create log in as a member at the time of booking to receive member discount).

Basic set up for 25 children, with one adult needed for each 5 kids. Additional children $5 each. 

PLEASE NOTE: Carousel, Train, and Cafes are not available in the Otter Outing package, and park exhibits are limited.

Party Includes:

    • Exclusive use of the Splash Pad from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM any day after hours.
    • Party captain will greet guests with entrance wristbands.
    • Table will be set up in the Metro PCS Lounge.
    • Zoo themed party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths provided.
    • Cooler provided.
    • Snacks can be arranged for $5 per person.
    • Any outside food and beverages MUST BE APPROVED and can only be served in the designated lounge area.
    • Party captain will clean up