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Birthday Parties

ZIY (Zoo-It-Yourself) Birthday Party

Zoo-It-Yourself Birthday

Unleash your inner party animal at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo. Host a Zoo-It-Yourself birthday party, where you can create your own customized party experience for guests of all ages. From personalized touches to unforgettable moments, our ZIY birthday party is your ticket to a wild celebration. 

Make a Reservation

Rental includes:

  • Private venue
  • Tables and chairs
  • Thirty-minute set up period
  • Clean-up by the Zoo
  • Discounted admission for you and your guests

Add-On Fun:
Bring even more fun to the party by adding a face painter, animal encounter, and more!

Rental Pricing and Add-Ons

Rental FAQs

ZIY Birthday rentals are subject to availability. Dates in September to December are very limited.

Party at ZNE

• At Stone Zoo, birthday parties are held from mid-April to mid-September in a 30x40 tent.

• At Franklin Park Zoo, birthday parties can be held in a tented venue or indoor space between May 1 and October 30. Between November 1 and April 30, birthday parties are held indoors.

Our birthday parties book up fast and are available on a first come, first served basis. We strongly recommend booking three months in advance to secure your date, especially during the busy spring and summer months. Parties must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance and are subject to availability.


• The birthday child is FREE!
• Zoo members receive 10% off the room rental.
• You have the option of bringing in your own food and party supplies.
• For the safety of our animals, no balloons are allowed within the Zoo.
• Reserve early! We recommend three months prior to your desired date.