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.
  • Electric Safari Birthday Party – for a birthday party like no other, celebrate during Electric Safari! We’ve taken care of all the details – all you have to do is send the invitations and show up!
  • 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 Party

With each hassle-free party package at the Zoo, you just choose the animal you would like to see around the Zoo, and we’ll take care of all the details, including the facility rental, goodie bags, drinks, party plates and utensils—and a carousel ride for you and your guests!

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1-2 Year Old Birthday Party Package

Each 1-2 year old Party Package includes:

  • 2 Animal Visitors (a Hands on and Interactive Experience)
  • Choice of Giraffe Feeding or Budgie Feeding Experience
  • Smash cake for birthday child
  • Building rental
  • Goodie bags for all child participants (with age appropriate prizes)
  • Carousel ride for entire party
  • Zoo Admission for all Party Guests

While our zoo keepers strive to set our animals up for success so that you and your guests have the best experience possible,
we cannot guarantee any of the specific experiences listed above.

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3-4 Year Old Birthday Party Package

Each 3-4 year old Party Package includes:

  • 1 Animal Visitor (a Hands on and Interactive Experience)
  • Choice of 1 Animal Encounter for the Birthday Child
    • Elephant
    • Mountain tapir
    • Otter
    • Naked mole rat
  • Building rental
  • Goodie bags for all child participants (with age appropriate prizes)
  • Carousel ride for entire party
  • Zoo Admission for all Party Guests

While our zoo keepers strive to set our animals up for success so that you and your guests have the best experience possible,
we cannot guarantee any of the specific experiences listed above.

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5+ Year Old Birthday Party Package

Each 5+ year old Party Package includes:

  • 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 of your choice from the listings below
  • 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

Choices of up-close meeting with a special animal during your party:

Morning or Afternoon Animal Choices:

  • Beavers
  • Gibbons
  • Giraffes & meerkats
  • Giraffes & Red River hogs
  • Mountain tapirs
  • Zebras

Morning Only Animal Choices:

  • Otters

Afternoon Only Animal Choices:

  • Amur tigers
  • Elephants
  • Naked mole rats
  • Rhino

To view more details regarding the above Animal Choices, please click here.
If you do not see your favorite animal on our list please contact 719-424-7827 as we may be able to accommodate your request.

While our zoo keepers strive to set our animals up for success so that you and your guests have the best experience possible,
we cannot guarantee any of the specific experiences listed above.

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Extras & Add-ons for all Birthday Party Packages

These extras can be added into any birthday party plan:


Extra birthday child $10
If you would like to celebrate more than one child’s birthday as a part of your Birthday Party, there is a $10 fee for each additional birthday child.

Sheet cake $50 – with ice cream
(option of 1/2 or full sheet cake size)

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

Additional Birthday Activities & Add-ons:

Check out our Birthday Add-ons here for that extra wild and unique twist!

Days & Times:

Party times are available daily from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Zoo closes daily at 5:00 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.

Cost:

Members: $275.75 for up to 14 people*
Non-members: $300.75 for up to 14 people*
Additional guests (Members or non-members): $10.75 adults, $20.75 children 3 years +, $0.75 children 0-2 years

*The birthday child, their family members, and all guests (children and adults) are a part of the 14 people included in your package.

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

Each guest MUST sign a Zoo 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.

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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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 Shows & Happenings list

Days & Times

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

Cost

Child 3+ years Member: $15.75
Child 3+ years Non-member: $30.75
Child 0-2 years: $0.75
Adult Member: $10.75
Adult Non-member: 35.75
NOTE: Both the birthday child and parent must be a member to receive the member rate

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 canceled 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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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 Education Department for more details.

For more information or to book a Birthday Party

Email edprograms@cmzoo.org 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.