Seneca Park Zoo is the only place in town where you can celebrate your birthday with amazing wildlife from around the world. Share your love of animals with your family and friends while feeling great knowing that you’re helping to save animals from extinction. For each birthday party booked, the Zoo makes a donation to giraffe conservation.
You and your guests will enjoy all-day admission to the Zoo, a private indoor space, personal animal experiences, and a take-home souvenir.
Our birthday party options make it easy to throw the perfect party!
We are not currently booking Birthday Parties as we adapt to meet new safety procedures. In the meantime, check out our new Zoo Birthday Bundle option here.
This party package is a terrific value for parties with smaller guest lists.
Price: $250 for up to 10 children (including birthday child)
$25/additional child for up to a maximum of 12 children.
This offering is perfect for larger groups with all of the great features of the Lion Pride Party, plus more food and two party hosts!
Price: $510 for up to 30 people (including birthday guest of honor)
$17/additional guest. Maximum of 50 guests.
Rent a private space at the Zoo for your family and friends to celebrate.
Price: $150 for a 2-hour room rental, plus Zoo admission
Enjoy a 20-minute photo op with our penguin costumed character. (Subject to availability, requires min. 2 week notice)
Guided Zoo Exploration
(For Lion Pride and Elephant Herd Parties only)
Visit a selected area of the Zoo with our staff and learn interesting information about your Zoo and the animals along the way. Exploration lasts approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
Choose one of the following themes:
(For Lion Pride and Elephant Herd Parties only)
• Sandwich tray served with potato chips and chocolate chip cookies: $10.50 per person
• Zweigle’s hot dogs: $4 per person
• Veggie tray with ranch dip (serves 12): $23
• Large cheese or pepperoni pizza (16 square slices): $15 each
• 64 oz. bottle of apple juice: $4
• Shelly’s Sweet Shoppe 10″ round cake (serves 15-20): $45
• Shelly’s Sweet Shoppe 12″ round cake (serves 25-40): $50
• Shelly’s Sweet Shoppe 14″ round cake (serves 45-55): $55
• Shelly’s Sweet Shoppe cutout animal cookies: 6 for $18
Saturdays and Sundays.
By phone at 585.295.7399 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have a choice between two time frames: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Yes. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your party date. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied to the total cost of the party.
The remaining balance of the total party cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and due two weeks before the party date. Our birthday party coordinator will contact you to review any final details and to collect payment. Unpaid balances result in forfeiture of party time slot.
Your party host will meet you and your guests at the front gate 15 minutes before the party start time (at 10:15 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.). The party host will escort your group to your reserved room once all guests have arrived.
If a guest arrives late, they will need to show their invitation to the Front Gate to obtain directions to the party room.
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.
You can purchase a cake through the Zoo from Shelly’s Sweet Shoppe.
See “Party Extras – Food” above for additional details.
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.
For the Room Rental package, you may bring in store-bought food and non-alcoholic beverages only.
Unfortunately, there is not.
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 two weeks before the party, we will order half cheese and half pepperoni.
It is best to book as soon as possible or at least three weeks in advance to provide you with your preferred date. Space is limited and we book early.
An animal encounter is a one-of-a-kind experience where the party guests meet 3 of our program animals. Due to scheduling and animal health, we cannot guarantee any specific animal, but we will try our best.
To make sure we meet your request, please inform the Birthday Party Coordinator of your Party Extras selections at least two weeks in advance.
Yes, although the party room will be decorated by your host. We are not able to provide early access to rooms before the start of the party. 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, noise makers and confetti are prohibited as well.
Yes, current members with a Family level or higher membership receive 10% off the cost of the party.
No. Only the membership of the person who books the party will be considered when calculating any discount.
Unfortunately, we do not have high chairs.
No. Our rooms are in constant use, so your party host can help bring items to your vehicle. You can then return to Zoo grounds.
There is no reserved parking. If you anticipate needing assistance getting belongings from your vehicle to the party room, please let the birthday party coordinator know ahead of time.
The base price of your party package is your minimum cost. The Lion Pride party covers up to 10 children in the base price. The Elephant Herd party is for up to 25 people in the base price.