Birthday Parties

In accordance with City and County policies that do not allow large gatherings, we currently are unable to offer private events.

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.


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For more information, please see our Birthday Party FAQ

Birthday Party Locations

Five prime locations for birthday parties of any size

Gazebo #1

Up to 40 guests
$200 for 2 hours (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Gazebo #2

Up to 80 guests
$275 for 2 hours (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Treetops Terrace*

Up to 400 guests
$600 for 2 hours

Eucalyptus Grove*

Up to 200 guests

Mahale Mountain*

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.

Group Ticket Pricing (15 or more people)
Adults:$19 ($3 off regular admission)
Children (ages 2 to 12):$16 ($1 off regular admission)
Children (under 2):FREE
Note: 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 (for the Gazebo spaces only) 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.)

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.

Package #1

Kid’s Sandwich Board

$15 per person
For children only events.

  • Served on Whole Wheat Bread with Goldfish Crackers, Apple Sauce, Whole Fruit, Milk or Juice Boxes, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Spa Water
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Nutella and Banana
  • Turkey and Cheese
  • Gluten Free Options Available at no additional cost.

Package #2

Pizza Package

$19 per person
For groups 80 people and under only.

  • Cheese Pizza (2 slices per guest)
  • Beverage Station: Spa Water, Lemonade, Iced Tea
  • Assorted Cookies

Package #3

Classic American Buffet

$22 per person

  • Quarter Pound Hamburgers, Jumbo Franks, Baked Beans, Potato Salad or Pasta Salad, and Full Condiment Bar of Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, and Assorted Cheeses
  • Beverage Station: Spa Water, Lemonade, Iced Tea
    Assorted Cookies
  • Add BBQ Chicken Breast Sandwiches $4 per person
  • Add Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, or Guacamole $4 per person
  • Vegetarian Burgers available upon request

Package #4

Western Barbeque

$25 per person

  • CHOICE OF TWO: BBQ Pulled Pork, Sliced Brisket, or BBQ Chicken
    Served with Potato Salad or Pasta Salad, Baked Beans, Rolls and Corn Bread, and Buttered Corn on the Cob
  • Beverage Station: Spa Water, Lemonade, Iced Tea
  • Assorted Cookies

A La Carte Items

  • Cupcakes $5 per person
  • Potato Chips, Pretzels, and Popcorn $4 per person
  • Basket of Granola Bars $3.50 per person
  • Canned Soda $3 per person
  • Upgrade to China: Includes 10” plate, fork, and knife $5 per person

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 or sugar glider!

Face Painting $175 per hour

Caricature Artist $175 per hour

Carousel Tickets $3 each (for 15 or more guests)

Will-Call Service $50

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.

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