Have A Wild Time on Your Birthday!parties at the zoo

Have a Party at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and your birthday experience is sure to be WILD.

What better way to create an unforgettable party than to combine the excited energy of kids with the natural antics of animals?  Adults also enjoy our programs, telling us that they appreciate our sense of humor, like our personal approach, and that they learn new things about animals, too. Parties at the Zoo are available most park operating days.

“I can honestly say it was the best kids’ party I have ever been to… thoroughly professional, entertaining and targeted to your audiences of both the 5 year olds and parents.”  ~Leigh Hegmann

“The adults had just as much fun as the kids!  It made for a very memorable birthday party. Thank you.”  ~Stephanie Nespor

“Thanks to all of you for making my 40th birthday one of the best ever.  The party you arranged for me was spectacular. . . a day I’ll never forget.”  ~Veronica Beasley

One of the most popular private zoos on the East Coast, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo offers animal birthday party packages sure to please the nature lovers in your family. Children have always been fascinated with our amazing animal world. With so many television shows generating curiosity and wonder about nature, kids are showing more interest in animals than ever before.

Every Zooniverse Party includes a private visit with one of these animals! *        

Tortoise Macaw Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Amazon Parrot Blue-Tongued Skink Green Iguana
American Alligator Rose Haired Tarantula African Pygmy Hedgehog
Ball Python Chinchilla Umbrella Cockatoo
Rabbit Corn Snake African Pygmy Goat
Bearded Dragon Leopard Gecko King Snake

* All animals subject to availability. Certain age restrictions may apply.

What’s the Schedule?
Outdoor Parties are available most park operating days. Indoor Parties are offered year-round.

What packages are available and how much does it cost? 

Outdoor Party Options

ZOOniverse party includes: $275.00 Members/$295 Non-Members

  • Admission for 12 people
  • Reserved and Decorated party space for 2 hours
  • Private meet and greet with an animal from our education animal list above
  • Zoofood (petting zoo feed) for each child
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • 20% coupon for the Birthday Child to use in the Gift Shop
  • Upgrade options

Birthday in a Box includes: $180.00 Members/$200.00 Non-Members

  • Admission for 12 people
  • Zoofood (petting zoo feed) for each child
  • Goodie bags for each child

 

Indoor Party options

***The “Discovery Room” is capable of accommodating

approximately 25-30 guests.***

Dynamic Discovery includes: $375.00 Members/$395.00 Non-Members

  • A indoor heated and decorated party space for 3 hours
  • Admission into the party room for 25 people
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • Private Animal Program- with 5 of the education animals listed above
  • Special Gift for the Birthday Child
  • Make and take animal themed craft

FuFeFo Safari: $330.00 Members/$350.00 Non-Members

  • A indoor heated and decorated party space for 3 hours
  • Admission into the party room for 15 people
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • Private animal program- with 5 of the education animals listed above
  • Special gift for the Birthday Child
  • Safari Ride for all party participants (this is a fun, feeding and “foto” opportunity. All riders must be at least 36″ tall and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, but the FuFeFo Safari Ride is not suitable for guests with mobility issues and other limiting conditions such as pregnancy. For safety reasons, babies and guests under 36″ tall will not be allowed of the ride.)

**Please note that the indoor party packages do NOT include zoo admission.

 

When should I make reservations?
It is best to make your reservations at least four weeks in advance. Parties can be scheduled on short notice when space is available.

For more information or to schedule your party please see the links below.

Outdoor Birthday packages

Outdoor Birthday Reservation Form

Indoor Party Packages

Indoor Party Reservation Form

Zooper Parties FAQ

Birthdays in a Box FAQ

 

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