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 lead to the Carousel for a farewell spin, then all are 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!  

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

  • 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 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.)
  • The only food allowed INTO the park for parties is a specialty birthday cake. No outside food or beverages, please
  • NO BALLOONS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

!!!AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW!!!

Tiger Tagalong (Guided Package A, with Animal Encounter )

March thru october 2017: $300, with a 10% discount for Jackson Zoo members: $270 Members (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 $14 each, each paid child gets one free adult. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $12 each.

Party 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 and color coordinated party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
  • Animal Encounter at the Discovery Zoo
  • 24 Endangered Species Carousel Rides
  • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
  • Lemonade/Punch (for the kids)

 

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

March thru October 2017: $350, WITH A 10% DISCOUNT FOR JACKSON ZOO MEMBERS: $325 Members (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 $16 each, each paid child gets one free adult. Additional adults (second parent or grandparents) $14 each. 

Party 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 and color coordinated party supplies like napkins, plates, and tablecloths
    • Animal Encounter at the Discovery Zoo
    • 24 Endangered Species Carousel Rides
    • Group Keeper Chat
    • 12 Birthday Cupcakes OR Campbell’s Bakery Teacake Cookies (for the kids)
    • Lemonade/Punch (for the kids)

 

*OTTER OUTING (Splash Pad Party – AFTER HOURS, Saturday and Sunday, Splash Pad Season ONLY)

Available AFTER HOURS ONLY during Splash Pad season, currently Saturdays and Sundays only.
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: Carousel, Train, and Cafe 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 Splash Pad Lounge.
    • Zoo themed and color coordinated like napkins, plates, and tablecloths can be provided.
    • Cooler can be provided.
    • Snacks can be arranged for $6 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

 

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

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!!!!!!!!!WILL RETURN IN WINTER OF 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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