Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Zoo!

Meet some of your favorite Zoo animals at your next birthday party! You and your party can choose to meet an animal up-close with the Beastly Animal Birthday Party, or simply visit the animals yourselves with the Create-Your-Own Zooper Party! You can also choose to spend the night at the Zoo with a WildNight Birthday Party, or even invite zoo animals to your birthday party at home with the ZOOMoblie. No matter what you choose, your birthday celebration with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will make your party one to remember!

Home Birthday Parties

ZOOMobile Birthday Parties - Put the WOW in your birthday party by bringing the ZOOMobile to the location of your choice. We'll brighten your special day with live animals and a one-hour presentation. Learn More

Zoo Birthday Parties

Click “expand” on the right-hand side to see all the Zoo Birthday Party options and details!

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Beastly Animal Birthday Party

With these hassle-free parties at the Zoo, you just choose your party package, and we'll take care of all the details, including the Safari Cabin rental, goodie bags, drinks, party plates and utensils—and a carousel ride for you and your guests! 

Morning or Afternoon Parties:


  • Primate Party Package includes a visit to Monkey Pavilion for Primate enrichment talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member! (afternoon only during summer)
  • Giraffe & Meerkat Party Package includes a visit with our world-famous Giraffe herd in the African Rift Valley exhibit, Giraffe feeding, and a meerkat talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Giraffe & Red River Hog Party Package includes a visit with our world-famous Giraffe herd in the African Rift Valley exhibit, Giraffe feeding, and a red river hog talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Hippo Party Package includes a visit to Aquatics to meet our three hippos and get a hippo talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Beaver Party Package is sure to make a splash! This party includes an up close encounter with our beavers as well as a talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.
  • Zebra Party Package includes a visit to African Rift Valley to meet our zebras and get a zebra talk with either a Zookeeper or an Education staff member!
  • Penguin Package includes a visit to Aquatics to meet our penguin flock and get a penguin talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Pony Party Package includes a visit to our pony area! We will have special pony wranglers just for your party! This package includes 30 minutes of ride time for the party and a hat for the birthday child.
    **Additional charge applies.**

Morning Only Parties:


  • Otter Party Package includes a visit to Rocky Mountain Wild to see the river otters where the party will watch otter enrichment or demo and get to talk to a Rocky Mountain Wild Zookeeper about the otters.

Afternoon Only Parties:


  • Elephant Party Package includes a visit to Encounter Africa to watch our elephant demonstration and an elephant talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.
  • Naked Mole Rat Package includes a visit to the naked mole rat exhibit and an up close and personal visit with one of our hairless friends guided by a Zookeeper or Education staff member!
  • Tiger Party Package includes a visit to Asian Highlands for tiger enrichment and a tiger talk with a Zookeeper or Education staff member.

 

Packages include:

  • 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
  • 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

Days & Times:

Daily from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 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.  

Sign a 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.

Cost:

Members:
$250.25 for 14 people
Additional children: $12
Additional adults: $5
Additional fee for pony parties: $90
NOTE: Both the birthday child and parent must be a member to receive the member rate.

Non-members:
$275.25 for 14 people
Additional children: $14
Additional adults: $12
Additional fee for pony parties: $100

Extras:

Sheet cake & ice cream $50
Cake provided by Cake Dream from Woodland Park, Colorado

Cupcakes $25 per dozen or $2.25 each
Add ice cream for an additional $10

  • Flavors: White (with or without chocolate chips), Chocolate, Strawberry, Marbled & Neapolitan
  • Frosting: Buttercream, Cream Cheese, Chocolate & Strawberry Cream Cheese
  • Pizza from the award winning Chefs at the Grizzly Grill: $12 each


    Deposit:

    A $25 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

    Refunds and Cancellations:

    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. 

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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 Happenings list

    Days & Times

    Any day, any time!

    Cost

    Members:
    Children: $10.25
    Adults: $3.25
    NOTE: Both the birthday child and parent must be a member to receive the member rate

    Non-members:
    Children: $16.25
    Adults: $18.25

    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 719-633-9925, ext. 127

    Refunds and Cancellations

    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 cancelled 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.

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    More Party Ideas

    • WildNight Birthday Party - Check out WildNights for an awesome SLEEP-OVER night time Zoo Birthday!
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    Download Free Invitations

    Click on the invitation link that matches your theme. Then print the pdf page in color with your printer at home. Fold the printed invitation in quarters, so that the orange pages are on the outside of the 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.

    Dress comfortably.

    Party guests should dress appropriately for spending time indoors and outdoors. A waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    For more information or to book a Birthday Party

    E-mail or
    Call 719-633-9925, ext. 127

    Birthday parties must be arranged at least two weeks in advance of the event.