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Event Enhancements

Provide your guests with an unforgettable experience by including special event enhancements only a Zoo can provide!


Animal Encounters

Get up-close and personal with some of our animals! Animals including a blue tongue skink, prehensile porcupine, ball python snake, barn owl, ​and many others may attend your event as a special guest!

Please note:

  • Animal encounters not available between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
  • Not every animal is available at each location.
  • Animal availability is subject to change due to the weather and animals’ needs.

Carousel (Franklin Park Zoo)

You and your guests can hop on the whimsical animals of our classic carousel, a joy for the young and the young at heart!


  • Face Painters
  • Caricature Artist
  • Photo booths

Rental Equipment

Additional tables, chairs, tents, specialty linens, themed tableware and other items can be rented for an additional fee from our recommended vendors.