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Download our birthday party fact and information sheet for all the gnitty gritty details about having your birthday at Denver Zoo.

We Zoo Birthdays

Looking for a great way to experience the Denver Zoo to celebrate your child’s birthday? Check out our We Zoo Birthday Package.  Enjoy a private birthday space located in our upper deck in Northern Shores; surrounded by our ever-exciting sea lions, explore the shores kids play area & splash park, and the new Harmony Hill Park (grizzly bears).  Our birthday package is ideal for children ages 3 and up.  (Do not be shy, adult birthday parties are ok too)


We Zoo Outdoor Birthday Party, $400 (Members, $375):

  • Complimentary admission for the birthday child
  • Complimentary “adopt an animal gift” for the birthday child to include a personalized adoption certificate, animal fact sheet, a 4 x 6 photo of your animal, name listed on the Denver Zoo's Proud Parent webpage and a plush version of your animal in a custom box.
  • (20) admission tickets for children/adults for day of the party.  Electronic tickets are required for zoo entry on day of event.
  • 3-hour Private party deck rental overlooking the sea lions and adjacent to the Explore the Shores kids play area & splash park, and the Harmony Hill park (grizzly bears).
  • $60 food and beverage minimum spend required.  Tax and service not included.
  • Indoor birthday event space may be available.  Please note: A $40 set up fee through the caterer is required for indoor birthday parties.  Space is limited and subject to availability.

Birthday Pizza Party package, $60 (+tax and service charge):

  • (2) 18 inch large pizzas with your choice of cheese or pepperoni
  • Pitchers of lemonade and ice water
  • Eco-friendly, compostable flatware, napkins and cups
  • Drop off and clean up service included
  • Upgrades and ala carte orders available. Minimum spend required.


Elephant Demo Experience - $250

Reserved front row seats for our public elephant show, birthday shout out during the show from our elephant keepers and an after-show photo op for up to 20 birthday party guests.

Private Giraffe Feeding - $350

Reserve your chance to get up close and feed the amazingly cute giraffes. It is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Sea Lion Demonstration - Contact Us

Submit an inquiry below for details on the sea lion demonstration.


We allow the following items to be brought in for your birthday party.


  • Birthday cake and cake knife (cake knife only)
  • The Zoo DOES NOT provide cake or any other food storage before, during or after your event.
  • Birthday gifts (we do not provide storage so please bring a cart or be aware that gifts must be returned to your vehicle and are not allowed to be left in the space.
  • Limited birthday décor. Please let us know what you plan to bring as the Zoo does prohibit certain items.


  • Balloons are strictly prohibited
  • Balls of any kind
  • Confetti
  • Weapons (toys or otherwise)
  • No costumes are allowed
  • No other food or beverages other than cake or dessert are allowed
  • Music/entertainment (check with us on other options)
  • Other, please check with your sales representative prior to
    bringing anything into the Zoo

What Do You Zoo Now?

For more information, please submit an inquiry and a birthday specialist will be right with you.