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-theme party 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!

  • Electric Safari birthday party
    Have a magical night during our holiday light event which includes a rental space and an up-close animal encounter with two live animals. Parties from 5:30-7:30 p.m. only.

 

Party Details:

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Zoo Animal Birthday Party

With this 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!

Morning or Afternoon Animal Choices:

  • Beavers - Animal talk and the birthday child (with one adult) will help keepers feed beavers. All who enter exhibit must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Gibbons - Animal talk and the birthday child can help make and then toss enrichment into exhibit.
  • Giraffes & Meerkats - Animal talk on meerkats and the birthday child (with one adult) will enter exhibit to deliver animal enrichment. A giraffe feeding experience is included with this package. All who enter exhibit must wear closed toed shoes.Minimum age for birthday child is 4 years old for this animal experience.
  • Giraffes & Red River hogs - Animal talk on Red River hogs, and the birthday child can distribute enrichment into hogs exhibit. A giraffe feeding experience is included with this package.
  • Hippos - Animal talk, watch feeding/training and the birthday child ( with one adult) can feed a hippo.
  • Penguins - Animal talk, watch feeding/training and the birthday child ( with one adult) can go into exhibit but will not touch penguins. All who enter exhibit must wear closed toed shoes.
  • Ponies - 30 minutes of rides for the birthday party group. Riders must be able to sit up in the saddle and be under 130 pounds. Seasonal availability (Closed January and February)
  • Zebras - Animal talk and the birthday child can touch one zebra and feed. Minimum age for birthday child is 5 years old for this animal experience.

Morning Only Animal Choices:

  • Otters - Animal talk and the birthday child (with one adult) can toss fish to the otters.

Afternoon Only Animal Choices:

  • Amur Tigers - Animal talk and the birthday child can toss enrichment to the tiger
  • Elephants - Watch a training session or public demonstration with a keeper. The birthday child can trunk feed or throw food to one of the elephants.
  • Naked Mole Rats - A keeper will place a naked mole rat into a container for a closer look, animal talk, and the birthday child can feed the mole rats.
  • Rhino - Animal talk and the birthday child can feed a rhino. Minimum age for birthday child is 5 years old for this animal experience.

Each Party Package above 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
  • 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

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.


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:

Extra birthday child $10
The above pricing covers one birthday child. If you would like to celebrate more than one child's birthday--there is a $10 fee for each additional birthday child.

Sheet cake $50 - with ice cream, add $10

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

Loft Animal Art
Our Loft animals paint with their feet. Buy one of their paintings as a special gift for the birthday child. Wrapped canvas 9x12 = $20


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

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 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

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 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.

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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Electric Safari Birthday Party

Days & Times:

December 5 - 7 and
December 12 - December 23*
December 25 - January 1, 2015
(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24)

Time

5:30 p.m. -7:30 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
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

Extras:

Extra birthday child $10
The above pricing covers one birthday child. If you would like to celebrate more than one child's birthday--there is a $10 fee for each additional birthday child.

Sheet cake $50 - with ice cream, add $10

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

Hot Chocolate - cups of hot chocolate and extra marshmallows for all your guests - $10

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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:

  • Parrot/Bird Toys
  • Packaged Dried Fruits
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
  • Uncooked Pasta
  • Animal Puzzle Toys
  • Feeder Balls
  • Kong Toys
  • Dried Spices
  • Small Rope Toys
  • Hand Sanitizer

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

E-mail 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.