Birthday Parties

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The Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park, and Queens Zoos offer a variety of Birthday Party options that cater to your groups’ needs. At the Prospect Park and Queens Zoos your guests will enjoy age appropriate, hands-on activities, live animal encounters, and themed crafts in the private party room. All that you need to do is provide the cake, decorations, and party guests! For an all-inclusive party option, the Central Park Zoo offers fully catered birthday parties that include theater performances, behind the scenes tours, and a decorated party room with three party hosts and catering staff.

Whatever your party needs are; we hope that you’ll choose one of our facilities to celebrate your child’s birthday.


Bronx Zoo

Back by popular demand! With the Zoo’s incredible exhibits serving as party central, your 1 to 12-year old is in for the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll enjoy a private party room, up-close visits from some of our favorite animal friends, age-appropriate activities and an exhibit visit sure to delight your junior explorer.

CPZ Birthday

Central Park Zoo

Birthday parties at the Central Park Zoo allow your child and guests the opportunity to experience the zoo as never before, and have a birthday to remember for years to come. At these fully catered parties, guests will enjoy a theater show, go behind the scenes and meet a penguin, toss a fish to one of our sea lions, and make treats for our polar bears. Guests will enjoy organic and local foods from our exclusive caterer, Gourmet Alchemy. We cover every detail from a customized birthday cake by Empire Cakes and printed themed invitations to gift bags for guests and room decorations.  Call us today to schedule a site visit so that we can personalize your child’s party.

PPZ Birthday Parties

Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo birthday parties combine fun activities, arts and crafts, and visits to exhibits around the zoo, with your choice of animal themes. Each group has access to our spacious party room, located in the Discovery Center. Live animal guests will visit you there!


Queens Zoo

Kids ages 3–7 can enjoy a festive celebration featuring arts and crafts activities, up-close encounters with live farm animals, and a chat with a zookeeper. They’ll also explore some of the zoo’s amazing animal exhibits with our expert instructional staff as their guide.