Your birthday adventure awaits at the L.A. Zoo!
Your birthday adventure awaits at the L.A. Zoo! Celebrate the big day with friends and family in one of our private party locations throughout the zoo. We’ll help you create your unique two-hour birthday bash. Valid Zoo Membership or Zoo admission tickets are required for all party guests, which allows them the opportunity to visit all the amazing animals before and after your party.
For those night owls— we also host private parties after zoo hours. Visit the Private Events Page for more information.
Birthday Party Locations
Four prime locations for birthday parties of any size
Up to 40 guests
$150 for 2 hours (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Up to 80 guests
$225 for 2 hours (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Up to 400 guests
$350 for up to 150 guests and $600 for 151-400 guests for 2 hours (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Up to 200 guests
Up to 100 guests
Please consider requesting your guests make a contribution to GLAZA in lieu of gifts.
Zoo Admission Tickets
Each party attendee must have an admission ticket or valid Zoo membership for entry into the zoo. The L.A. Zoo offers a group discounted rate for admission for parties of 15 or more. For your convenience, we offer a Will Call Service, just provide us with your list by noon the Wednesday prior to your party.
$17 adults (13+)
$14 children (2-12)
Children under 2 are free.
Ticket prices subject to change without notice
Food & Drink
A variety of birthday menu items are available by working directly through our catering department, Taste of the Wild. You may also bring in your own food, drinks and cake to the party location. If you bring in your own food, there is no refrigeration available and hosts must provide their own food service supplies (plates, cutlery, napkins, cups, etc.) Should you choose to use an outside food service provider, additional fees will incur.
Birthday Dining Packages
- All packages include standard black buffet linens, disposable cups, plates, and cutlery.
- Prices listed are prior to service charge and sales tax.
- All buffets have a 30 person minimum.
Make it Wilder!!!
Your special day made even more unforgettable and convenient
Animal Encounter** $200 for a 30 minute visit with a zoo keeper who will introduce you to a very special new friend—a snake, bearded dragon, shingle-backed skink, armadillo or sugar glider!
Face Painting $175 per hour
Caricature Artist $175 per hour
Carousel Tickets $3 each (for 15 or more guests)
Party Animal Foam Hats $5.50 each
Convenient Cart Transportation**
(for Party Host only) $200
A staff member will drive you (and your party gear) to and from the location site. Carts must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.
*These venues may require renting tables and chairs. The zoo can provide a limited number of complimentary 60” round tables and black folding chairs, pending availability. Set-up fees may incur. A party coordinator can assist you with your rental order.
**Subject to keeper and animal availability
To ensure the safety of our animals—no balloons, straws, lids or glass bottles are permitted on zoo grounds.