Hosted Birthday Parties

Hosted birthday parties are available for children ages 3-12 years on select weekends from April 8, 2017 to October 15, 2017.

Includes

  • Two hour party
  • Birthday party host(ess)
  • Age appropriate animal themed games
  • Forty five minute guided tour of the zoo
  • Live animal visit
  • A private room for games, eating, and opening gifts 
  • Animal crackers and juice for the children
  • Free “next visit” pass for the Birthday Child
  • Birthday host(ess) does all the clean up!

Cost

  April May June July August September October
Small party Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
Large party Not available Not available Not available Available Available Available Available

Small party

  • $195 taxes included
  • Up to 15 children
  • Up to 10 adults

Large party

  • $260 taxes included
  • Up to 20 children
  • Up to 15 adults
  • Younger siblings ages 2 years and under are admitted free of charge and are not included in the total number of guests. These children are too young to participate in the activities and are the responsibility of the adults attending the party.
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Party Schedule

Morning Party

Afternoon Party

Activities

9:45 am to 10 am

1:15 pm to 1:30 pm

The Education Centre is open for the birthday party parents to set up their cake, presents, etc.

10 am to 10:30 am

1:30 pm to 2 pm

The party begins with the host leading fun party games!

10:30 am to 11:15 am

2 pm to 2:45 pm

The group prepares to go outside (bathroom break, coats, sunscreen, etc., as needed).

The Education gate is locked and the group enters and exits the zoo via the front of Education Centre.

The host will provide a guided tour of the zoo, seeing as many animals as time allows.

If any guests arrive late during the zoo visit, they must pay their own regular admission to enter the zoo.

11:15 am to 11:30 am

2:45 pm to 3 pm

The group returns to the Education Centre and is shown 2-3 small friendly animals that the children can touch if they’d like.

11:30 am to 12 pm

3 pm to 3:30 pm

The children wash their hands and prepare for cake and presents.

The host provides animal crackers and juice for the children.

The birthday party parents oversee this time with the group.

The birthday party hostess is available in the next room if the birthday party parents need assistance.

12 pm

3:30 pm

The party is done!

The host returns to do all of the clean- up and to provide the birthday child with a birthday card and a pass to visit the zoo for free on another day.

Food

  • The snack provided by the Zoo is one package of animal crackers and some juice for each child. We also provide the decorations, napkins, tablecloth and games.
  • Parents are responsible for bringing the cake, plates, cutlery, cake knife, lighter, and candles. 
  • You are also welcome to bring any other snacks or drinks but you must provide your own bowls, plates, and cups.
  • You are welcome to order pizza, however we ask that you bring the pizza with you instead of having it delivered because late deliveries often cause delays in the party schedule.

Misc details

  • Your birthday child will receive a birthday card and free “next visit” pass.
  • Please wear weather appropriate clothing/sunscreen for the outdoor zoo visit because the zoo tour is given rain or shine; no exceptions.
  • For the safety of our animals and CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos & Aquariums) regulations, balloons, silly string, and confetti are not permitted on Zoo property.
  • If any guests arrive after the birthday party parents have paid for the group and gone into the zoo:
    • The late arriving child and parent must pay their own regular admission before they can enter the zoo to join the group.
    • The birthday party parents are responsible for communicating this to parents in advance so they are aware of this policy in the event that they arrive late.
    • From April 8 – May 19, regular admission is $8.99 for adults, $7.99 for seniors and touth ages 12-17 years, and $6.99 for children ages 4-11 years.
    • From May 20 - June 22, regular admission is $11.99 for adults, $10.99 for seniors and youth ages 12-17 years, and $8.99 for children ages 4-11 years.
    • From June 23- August 26, regular admission is $14.99 for adults, $12.99 for seniors and youth ages 12-17 years, and $10.99 for children ages 4-11 years.
    • From September 16 - October 15, regular admission is $11.99 for adults, $10.99 for seniors and youth ages 12-17 years, and $8.99 for children ages 4-11 years.
    • The birthday party parents are responsible for coordinating with late comers to meet up while the group is in the zoo.
  • All party guests and their belongings must be cleared from the party room within 15 minutes of the end of the party so the host(ess) can prepare for the next scheduled party.

Availability

  • Available on select Saturdays and Sundays from April 8, 2017 to October 15, 2017Please click on the registration link below to find out which dates are available.
  • Party hours are from 10 am to 12 pm or from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • All bookings must be pre-registered and full payment is required at that time.
  • All bookings and reservations are subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Information

  • Education Department
  • 506-877-7722
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To book your birthday party
  • Registration is now available online using your Visa or MasterCard. Click here to register.
  • A full refund will be issued if more than 14 days cancellation notice is given (except in the case of unforeseen circumstances.)