Events & Rentals

Birthday Parties

A Zooper Birthday Party at the Zoo is one they’ll never forget! Each party includes a ton of fun for the kids & adults and includes ALL DAY ZOO ACCESS! Be sure to check out our new animal encounter options. We take care of all of the details so you can sit back and enjoy your child’s special day, while creating a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll always remember!

Party Prices

  • Party of 12 (Minimum Requirement) $250
  • Party of 20 $360
  • Additional guests (Ages 2 & Up) $15/person
  • Max of 30 guests allowed
  • Additional Room Fee $100

Your Party Package Includes:

• All day Zoo access
• Private air-conditioned party room for 1.5 hours with private restrooms
• Party Host
• Animal theme decorations & tableware
• Birthday cupcakes, ice cream cups, and punch
• Craft for kids to make and take home

Animal Encounter Program

The host will bring 3 animals from this list:

• Turtle
• Armadillo
• Owl
• Chinchilla
• Tenrec
• Snakes
• Lizards
• Guinea Pig
• Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
• Alligator

Catering Options

  • Finger Sandwich Tray of Ham & Turkey (18-20 people) $39.99
  • Finger Sandwich Tray of Peanut Butter & Jelly (18-20 people) $32.99
  • Mini Corn Dog Tray (18-20 people) $53.75
  • Chicken Nugget Tray (15-18 people) $53.75
  • Hamburger and Chips $6.50/person
  • Hot Dog and Chips $5.25/person
  • Vegetable or Fruit Tray $15.99
  • Large Bag of Chips $8.00
  • Canned Drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Lemonade) $1.75
  • 10 oz. Bottled Water $2.00
  • *9.45% Louisiana Sales Tax Will Be Added


A $100.00 deposit is required before a party date can be reserved. Deposits are non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.


Have a Zooper Birthday Party at the Zoo! Complete our online registration form below, or call 225.775.3877, Extension 6253 to schedule your party today.

Zooper Birthday Party FAQ

Q: How do I schedule a party?
A: To schedule a party, visit our website at and complete the registration form under the birthday party tab or call the Zoo Guest Services Department at 225-775-3877, Extension 6253.

Q: How early should I schedule a birthday party?
A: Zooper birthday parties are very popular. It is advisable to schedule your party as early as possible to reserve your preferred date and time. You should schedule at least two-four weeks prior to your party.

Q: When do I pay for my party?
A: A $100.00 deposit is due at the time you book your party. The balance is due the day of your party. The party host will calculate your balance due at the end of your party.

Q: Where do my guests go when they arrive at the Zoo?
A: Your guests should check in at the main admissions gate located at 3601 Thomas Road. They will be given wristbands and directions to the Party Room. Your guests may enter your party area 10 minutes prior to your party start time.

Q: Is the birthday child and his/her family included in the count?
A: Yes, there is a party fee for each person attending the party.

Q: Can we stay longer than 1 ½ hours at the zoo?
A: Yes, you and your guests have all day access to the zoo; however, once you exit the party area, this would be a self-guided tour.

Q: What happens if it is raining?
A: Our Zooper birthday parties are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly for the weather.

Q: Can I bring a cake and/or food?
A: You may bring your own cake, but you cannot bring additional food into the Zoo. If you wish for your child to blow out birthday candles, an individual cupcake will be provided by the Zoo to do so for the health and safety of the remaining guests that wish to have cake. Cake will be cut and served by Zoo staff. Additional catering options are available from the Zoo and will need to be finalized the week prior to your party.

Q: Can I bring party favors?
A: You may bring party favors. Balloons and whistles are prohibited for the safety of our animals.

Q: Do I have to pay for my guests that are members of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo?
A: Birthday party admission fees are not a benefit of a Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo membership.

Q: Can I bring a piñata?
A: We do not allow piñatas which must be broken with a stick. Should you want to bring a pull string piñata, you must let your Guest Services representative know the week prior to your party.


Download our Zooper Birthday Party Invitations here!