Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Zoo!

You choose and your birthday celebration with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will make your party one to remember!

Party Types:

  • Zoo party with staff and animals
    Zoo Animal Birthday Party includes a rental space and an up-close animal encounter with an animal experience of your choice.
  • Zoo on your own with party package
    Create-Your-Own Zooper Party by exploring the Zoo on your own but letting us add some special touches with a personalize birthday package ready for you at the front gate when you arrive.
  • Zoo sleepover with your party guests
    WildNight Birthday Party nocturnal sleep-over adventures will be something they will never forget. It’s a whole new Zoo at night!
  • Home birthday party with Zoo animals
    ZOOMobile Birthday Parties put the WOW in your birthday party by bringing the ZOOMobile to the location of your choice!

 

Party Details:

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Zoo Animal Birthday Parties

Kids celebrating at a Birthday party

Spend your Birthday celebrating with Zookeepers & Animal Ambassadors at the Zoo!

 
Each hassle-free package allows you to choose from our list of animal feeding experiences or animal demonstrations. We’ll take care of the rest, including the facility rental, eco-friendly plates and utensils, lemonade, and a special gift for the birthday kiddo!

Please Note: We hope that you’ll appreciate that our animal ambassadors participate in training and programs voluntarily. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the participation of any animal(s) scheduled the day of your program. In the event that an animal is unable/unwilling to participate on the day of your program, our zookeepers and EdVenture staff will do their best to facilitate a special birthday experience with another animal(s).


AVAILABLE PARTY TIMES:

*Morning Birthday Party *Please Note: Party times are NOT flexible.
Start time: 9:30 a.m. – End time: 11:30 a.m.

*Afternoon Birthday Party
Start time: 1:30 p.m. – End time: 3:30 p.m.


COST:

Weekend Rate* (Friday – Sunday)
Non-member: $350.75
Member: $300.75
*Flat rate for up to 20 guests (includes all guests attending the party; i.e. members, non-members, birthday child, parents of child guests, etc.)

Weekday DISCOUNTED Rate** (Monday – Thursday)
Non-member: $250.75
Member: $200.75
**Flat rate for up to 20 guests (includes all guests attending the party; i.e. members, non-members, birthday child, parents of child guests, etc.)

Additional Guests
0-2 years old: $0.75
3+ years old: $17.75
 
 

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1-4 Year Old Birthday Party Package

Young child feeding giraffes at a Birthday party

Each 1-4 year old Party Package includes:

 

  • Zoo admission for the entire party (Zoo hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Two animal feeding experiences (see Available Feeding Experiences table below)
  • One Animal Ambassador (choice of a snake, turtle/tortoise, or lizard)
  • Personal Colossal Cupcake for the birthday child
  • Birthday gift for the birthday child: one Zoobook, one Crayon for Conservation, & one animal painting bookmark
  • One animal painting bookmark per child guest
  • One free carousel ride for the entire party (coupon required)
  • One 25% off coupon redeemable at the Thunder God Trading Post
  • 2-hour private building rental
  • Drinks (lemonade and water)
  • EcoProducts (utensils, plates & bowls)
  • Electronic/printable birthday invitation
Available Feeding Experiences
(Choose 2)
Budgie Buddies
Bunny
Chickens
Giraffe

 

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5+ Year Old Birthday Party Package

Each 5+ year old Party Package includes:

 

  • Zoo admission for the entire party (Zoo hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • One defining moment for the birthday kiddo during a public animal demo (Wild options like elephants, otter, and tapirs. Be sure to ask what is available during registration.)
  • Two Animal Ambassadors (choice of: snake, turtle/tortoise, or lizard)
  • Birthday gift for the birthday child: one Zoobook, one Crayon for Conservation, & one animal painting bookmark
  • One animal painting bookmark per child guest
  • One free carousel ride for the entire party (coupon required)
  • One 25% off coupon redeemable at the Thunder God Trading Post
  • 2-hour private building rental
  • Drinks (lemonade and water)
  • EcoProducts (utensils, plates & bowls)
  • Electronic/printable birthday invitation

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Extras & Add-ons for all Birthday Party Packages

Add-on options for all Birthday Party Packages:


Golf Cart Rental: $20.00
Extra 1-hr Private Building Rental: $50.00
Birthday Cake: $50.00 per ½ sheet cake
Pizza: $12.00 per pizza

Animal Ambassador Painting Experience: $35.00
**The animal painting will be done with a turtle/tortoise, snake, or lizard. The birthday child will select the colors the animal will paint with during the party, and take home the custom 8”x11” cardstock animal painting. Each child guest will take home a pre-made 2”x2” animal painting canvas magnet.

Add-On Animal Ambassador: $35.00 per animal
**Exchange your turtle/tortoise, snake, or lizard animal ambassador for a bird or small mammal. We cannot guarantee the participation of any animal(s) scheduled the day of your program. In the event that an animal is unable/unwilling to participate on the day of your program, our zookeepers and EdVenture staff will do their best to facilitate a special birthday experience with another animal(s).

Additional Crayons for Conservation: $1.00 per crayon
**Crayons are made from paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum and takes decades to decompose. In an effort to reduce and reuse, Crayons for Conservation are made from recycled crayons that have been melted down into adorable animal-shaped crayons.

Additional Zoobook(s): $3.00 per magazine
**Each Zoo Animal Birthday party reservation includes one Zoobook for the birthday child. Additional Zoobooks are available for purchase.

Additional Animal Painting Bookmark(s): $1.00 per bookmark
**Each Zoo Animal Birthday party includes one pre-made animal painting bookmark per child guest attending the party. Additional animal painting bookmarks are available for purchase.
To inquire about add-on options, please call 719-424-7827 or email [email protected].
 

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Important Information for Reserved Parties

A $75.00 deposit is required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.

Final adjustments to guest numbers, building reservations, pizza orders, and cake orders must be made no less than 48-hours prior to the party date. Accommodations for adjustments requested less than 48-hours prior to party are not guaranteed.
 

To make adjustments to your reservation or settle a payment, please call 719-424-7827 or email [email protected]

 
Party Host:
For important information regarding your party reservation please carefully review your Birthday Party Packet PDF.

Please carefully review and sign the Acceptance of Terms contract. A signed copy must be given to the mentor facilitating your party upon your arrival.

Party Guests:
All party guests must sign a Participant Release Waiver in order to attend the party. A signed copy must be given to the mentor facilitating your party upon your arrival. Any guest that has not signed a participation waiver will not be able to attend or participate in the birthday party program.

 

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Create-Your-Own Zooper Birthday Party

Create-Your-Own Birthday Party at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! This hassle-free planning option is perfect for groups wanting the flexibility to explore the Zoo at their own pace, while still receiving a few special birthday amenities! 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 Zoo Animal Birthday Parties above.

Packages include:

  • Free downloadable party invitations (see below expandable)
  • Zoo admission for the day (Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for each pre-paid party guest.
  • One reusable shopping bag containing the following:
    • One coupon for a carousel ride for the entire party (weather permitting)
    • One coupon for giraffe feeding for the entire party
    • Zoo scavenger hunt & pencils
    • Animal Shows & Happenings schedule
    • Gift for the birthday child: 1 Zoobook, 1 animal-painted bookmark, & 1 Crayon for Conservation
    • Favors for child guests: 1 animal-painted bookmark per child

Days & Times

Any day, any time during Zoo daytime hours!
Zoo hours of operation are daily, 9 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Cost

Member (ages 3 years and older): $15.75
Member (ages 2 years and younger): $0.75 per person
Non-member (ages 3 years and older): $20.75 per person
Non-member (ages 2 years and younger): $0.75 per person
*Recommended ages for birthday parties are 5 and older.

Payments

Birthday parties must be arranged at least two weeks in advance of the event.
A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.
Final payment is due before your party date.

Refunds, Cancellations or Changes

We do not issue refunds for parties that do not show for their reservation. If you need to cancel or reschedule your event, this must be arranged at least 48-hours prior to the event date before a refund or rescheduling the program is considered.

If the Zoo is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will issue you a full refund (less the non-refundable deposit) or you may reschedule the party to the next available date and apply all payments already made toward your reservation to the new reservation.

 

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WildNight Birthday Party

  • WildNight Birthday Party – plan a WildNight Just for You. Check out WildNights for an awesome SLEEP-OVER moonlight adventure filled Zoo Birthday!
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ZOOMobile Birthday Party

  • We’ll brighten your special day with live animals and a presentation we can bring to your home or party location.
    Learn more about ZOOMobile Birthday Parties
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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:

  • Medium sized parrot/bird Toys
  • Bird puzzle feeder toys
  • Cat puzzle feeder toys
  • Dog puzzle feeder toys
  • Chew toys (rabbit/chinchilla size)
  • Wicker munch balls
  • Pet grass huts (rabbit/chinchilla size)
  • Snake/lizard hides and/or exhibit furniture
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Natural wood wool
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Crepe paper
  • Non-toxic tempura paints

Zoo-wide Wish List:

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

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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 EdVenture Department for more details.

 

To Schedule:

To schedule any type of Zoo birthday party, complete and submit the Birthday Request Form below.

 
 
 
 
 

Please note: Birthday parties must be arranged at least two weeks in advance of the event. We cannot guarantee that changes made to the reservation less than 2 weeks prior to the party date will be accommodated.