Birthday Parties

Birthday Packages

Basic

Cost: $25 per child (minimum reservation of 10, maximum of 15 children including birthday child). Zoo admission for 1 child and 1 adult included

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 2 pizzas, apple juice and water for children

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child, great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, decorated room, 1 party host, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

Deluxe

Cost: $32 per child (minimum reservation of 10, maximum of 15 children including birthday child). Zoo admission for 1 child and 1 adult included

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 2 pizzas, goldfish snacks, apple juice and water for children

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child, goodie bag for each child, great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, decorated room, 1 party host, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

Family

Cost: $450 for 30 people (up to 30 people and includes birthday child). $15 for each additional person after 30 people; maximum reservation of 50 people

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 6 pizzas, goldfish and chexmix snacks, lemonade, iced tea, apple juice and water for all guests

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child and great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, large decorated room, 2 party hosts, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

Birthday Packages

Basic

Cost: $25 per child (minimum reservation of 10, maximum of 15 children including birthday child). Zoo admission for 1 child and 1 adult included

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 2 pizzas, apple juice and water for children

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child, great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, decorated room, 1 party host, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

Deluxe

Cost: $32 per child (minimum reservation of 10, maximum of 15 children including birthday child). Zoo admission for 1 child and 1 adult included

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 2 pizzas, goldfish snacks, apple juice and water for children

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child, goodie bag for each child, great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, decorated room, 1 party host, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

Family

Cost: $450 for 30 people (up to 30 people and includes birthday child). $15 for each additional person after 30 people; maximum reservation of 50 people

Location: private classroom

Food & Drink: 6 pizzas, goldfish and chexmix snacks, lemonade, iced tea, apple juice and water for all guests

What You Take Home: souvenir cup, craft (if chosen), gift for birthday child and great memories and knowing you’ve helped save animals from extinction!

What We Have For You: craft activity or mini- tour, all paper products, large decorated room, 2 party hosts, animal encounter with 3 Education Animals

All birthday party packages include

  • A private classroom
  • Two times to choose from: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.
  • PDF invitations e-mailed to you after you book
  • Pizza and drinks provided
  • A private presentation with three animals
  • New Activity options!
    • Your choice of an animal-themed art activity
    • Mini-tour: special visit to an animal exhibit of your choice. Travel to the habitat of the birthday child’s choosing, where you’ll hear information about the selected animal including adaptations, environmental challenges, fun facts, conservation success stories and all about their natural range. Of course we can answer other questions as well!
  • A friendly party host to meet and greet you and your guests at the Front Gate. Your host will help you with all of your needs during the party and, of course, with clean up!
  • Members receive 10% off all birthday party packages! A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book.

Please note:

  • Cake is NOT included with packages, but you may bring one as long as it is store/bakery bought.
  • Balloons are NOT allowed on Zoo Grounds.
  • Changes to package choices must be made no later than 2 weeks before the date of the party.

Party Extras

Enrichment Package

When you add on this package, the birthday child and guests will get to help create a an exciting enrichment for the animal you select. As a group, the party will create the enrichment, walk to the habitat of the animal and learn about that animal, its environmental connections, conservation stories and so much more. Then, watch as the animal dives into the enrichment (hopefully…all animals are given plenty of freedom to make their own choices!).

Enrichment Options:

  • Tigers
  • Please call (585) 336-7213 no later than two weeks before the date of the party to request your Enrichment Package. The Birthday Party Coordinator will seek approvals from Animal Care staff to ensure the animal is willing and able to receive enrichment on your party date. We will work as hard as we can to satisfy your request.

Cost: $89

Other Extras

Extra pizza: $12 each (16 slices)

Extra drinks: $6 (includes cups and two 2-liter drinks)

Goodie Bags: $6 each

Party favors: $1 each  (animal print sunglasses or animal bubbles)

Party Extras

Enrichment Package

When you add on this package, the birthday child and guests will get to help create a an exciting enrichment for the animal you select. As a group, the party will create the enrichment, walk to the habitat of the animal and learn about that animal, its environmental connections, conservation stories and so much more. Then, watch as the animal dives into the enrichment (hopefully…all animals are given plenty of freedom to make their own choices!).

Enrichment Options:

  • Tigers
  • Please call (585) 336-7213 no later than two weeks before the date of the party to request your Enrichment Package. The Birthday Party Coordinator will seek approvals from Animal Care staff to ensure the animal is willing and able to receive enrichment on your party date. We will work as hard as we can to satisfy your request.

Cost: $89

Other Extras

Extra pizza: $12 each (16 slices)

Extra drinks: $6 (includes cups and two 2-liter drinks)

Goodie Bags: $6 each

Party favors: $1 each  (animal print sunglasses or animal bubbles)

Frequently Asked Questions

What days are available for Birthday Parties?

Parties may be booked on Saturdays & Sundays. You may check the availability of a particular day by contacting us at (585) 295 -7394, (585) 336-7213, or birthdays@senecazoo.org

How can the Birthday Party Coordinator be reached?

By phone at (585) 295-7394 or (585) 336-7213, by e-mail at birthdays@senecazoo.org

What times are available for Birthday Parties?

You have a choice between two times: 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Is there a deposit to book a Birthday Party?

Yes. A $50 deposit is required to hold your party date. This will be applied to the total cost of the party. This deposit is non-refundable.

Where and when will the Party Host meet us?

Your Party Host will meet you and your party guests at the front gate 15 minutes before your party (at 10:15 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.). The Party Host will escort the group to the party site once all guests have arrived. If a guests arrive late, they will need to show their invitation to the Front Gate and get directions to the party site.

Does the Zoo provide invitations for our guests?

Yes. We will email you an electronic file of the Seneca Park Zoo Birthday invitation which you may send to your guests. The invitation also serves as their admission to the Zoo.

Does the Zoo provide cakes?

No. For health concerns and allergies, if you choose to bring a cake, please make sure it is store-bought and that the ingredients are listed.

Can I bring food and drink to the Birthday Party?

Yes, but for health concerns and allergies, please make sure food and drinks are store-bought. Also please make sure to tell the Birthday Party Coordinator you are bringing in store-bought food or drinks.

Is there a fridge available to keep the cake cold?

We cannot guarantee refrigerator space, but may be able to accommodate a cake under 16″ x 16″. We have no freezer space for ice cream cakes.

Where is the pizza from?

The pizza is made by 2 Ton Tony’s. You may order cheese or pepperoni. Each pizza has 16 square slices. If we haven’t received your pizza order a week before the party, we will order half cheese and half pepperoni.

How close to the party date may we schedule a Birthday Party?

It is best to book at least two weeks in advance to provide you with your preferred date. Space is limited and we book early.

What is the animal encounter?

An animal encounter is a one-of-a-kind experience where the party guests meet 3 of our education collection animals. Due to scheduling and animal health, we cannot guarantee any specific animal, but we will try our best.

How close to the party date can Party Extras be added?

To make sure we meet your request, please inform the Birthday Party Coordinator of your Party Extras selections at least two weeks in advance.

Does the Zoo allow pre-purchased decorations?

Yes, although the party room will be decorated by your host. Some of our rooms have limited space for decorations. Please do not bring balloons. They are not allowed on Zoo grounds for the protection of the animals. Piñatas and noise makers are also not allowed.

Is there a discount for members?

Yes. Members receive 10% off the cost of the party.

If any or all of my guests are Zoo members, can their discount also apply to the cost of the party?

No. Only the membership of the person who books the party will be considered when calculating any discount.

Do you have any high chairs for children?

Unfortunately, we do not have high chairs.

After the party has ended, may I store our gifts, food and other belongings in the room until we depart the Zoo?

Our rooms are in constant use, so your Party Host can help bring items to your vehicle. You can then return to Zoo grounds.

Is there reserved parking for party guests?

There is no reserved parking. If you need assistance getting belongings from your vehicle to the party room, please let the Birthday Party Coordinator or Party Host know.

Is there a charge if there aren’t 10 children coming to the party?

Due to costs of the party, we charge for a minimum of 10 children.

Your party helps save rhinos.

For each birthday party booked, Seneca Park Zoo makes a monetary donation to