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 all the details, you get to sit back and enjoy.

Your Party Captain will meet your party at the Admissions gate, and guide you to to the ENDANGERED SPECIES CAROUSEL for a ride before heading to an exclusive area at the Trustmark Ramada, where your party will enjoy birthday treats and create memories! Then the birthday child can choose TWO new friends to meet at an ANIMAL ENCOUNTER at the Gertrude C Ford Education Building! After the 2 hours are up, your party is free to roam and enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day!

PARTIES ARE DESIGNED FOR 12 CHILDREN, and each child receives one free chaperone. Additional invited children receive one free adult, but extra children and/or adults are an additional fee. Your party is set up before you arrive, you have a 2 hour window at the party area. We do the decorating, but if you would like to bring party favors, please check with us to make sure the contents fall within the safety parameters of our exhibits and guest policies . Basically, all you need to bring is your guests, your specialty cake, and lots of energy! 

  • 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.  on Saturdays.
  • All parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Last minute parties may not be possible due to staffing.
  • 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 on Special Event days (i.e. Ice Cream Safari, Boo at the Zoo, Cookies with Santa, event openings, etc.) PLEASE SEE LIST BELOW FOR AVAILABLE DATES.
  • The only food allowed INTO the park for parties is a specialty birthday cake. No outside food or beverages, please
  • NO BALLOONS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Tiger Tagalong (Mini Guided Zoo Tour with Animal Encounter )

March thru october 2017: $250, Jackson Zoo Members $225 (membership must be current at time of booking to receive member discount).
Set up for 12 children, with each paid child having one free adult. Additional children $12 each, each paid child gets one free adult. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $10 each.

Party Includes:

  • All-day Zoo Admission, plus Splash Pad if available
  • PARTY CAPTAIN: Guide, general info, party set-up & clean-up
  • Zoo themed and/or color coordinated party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths (when available)
  • Discovery Animal Encounter at the Gertrude C Ford Education Center
  • 12 Endangered Species Carousel Rides
  • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids) (additional dozens for $15 each)
  • Juice (for the kids), and water

 

*OTTER OUTING (Splash Pad Party – AFTER HOURS ONLY, no zoo or carousel included)

Available AFTER HOURS ONLY during Splash Pad season, currently Saturdays only, see list below for available dates.
Cost: $200 Non-Members / $180 Members
(membership must be current at 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: Zoo entry, carousel, animal encounter,  and cafe access are NOT available in the Otter Outing package.

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.
    • Table will be set up in the Splash Pad Lounge.
    • Any outside food and beverages MUST BE APPROVED and can only be served in the designated lounge area.
    • Party captain will clean up

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

June 2nd       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

June 9th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

June 16th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200) BOOKED

June 23rd       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

June 30th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

July 7th         Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

Aug 4th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

Aug 11th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

Aug 18th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

Aug 25th       Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 10 am to noon ($250)
                      Tiger Tagalong (Zoo Tour) 1 pm to 3 pm ($250)
                      Otter Outing (Splash Pad) 3:30 – 5:30 pm ($200)

Dates in September and October TBD. Please fill out form below with request. Parties will be reserved by 50% non-refundable deposit on a first come, first served basis.

Birthday Party Request

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