Micke Grove Zoo

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Birthday child, Family & Guests Arrive

Children create enrichment food crafts to be given to zoo animals

Animal Encounters

Guests observe enrichments made by children being given to zoo animals (volunteers clean and sanitize party room)

Birthday Cake and
Opening of Presents

Guests enjoy free admission into the zoo

Birthday Parties

Micke Grove Zoo hosts award-winning birthday parties for children turning ages 4-10. Relax and enjoy your reserved birthday party in the climate-controlled Alice S. Hunter Education Building. During these one of a kind birthday celebrations, your birthday party host will guide your party guests through a fun and memorable celebration in honor of your little animal!

Plus, members of the Micke Grove Zoological Society receive a discount!

Not what you're looking for? Check out our facility rental option.

Birthday parties at Micke Grove Zoo include:

  • Exclusive use of a private party room complete with tables and chairs
  • 20 parking passes and maps (non-reproducible) for guests
  • Zoo and party admission for 20 children and 25 adults
  • A kind and attentive birthday party host and volunteer assistants that also serve and clean up after your guests and even record gifts as they're being unwrapped!
  • Jungle and rainforest themed decorations, including tablecloths and "Happy Birthday" signs
  • Unique zoo birthday-themed t-shirt for the birthday party child
  • Earth friendly tableware, including dinner plates, cake plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives, and napkins
  • Refrigerator and freezer for storing cake and/or ice cream
  • Up-close animal encounters with 3 or more animals
  • 20 zoo-themed goodie bags complete with 4-6 animal themed goodies
  • Opportunities for participating children to create hands-on enrichment projects that are given to zoo animals live in front of your guests
  • Complete set-up, take-down, and clean-up of facility

Birthday parties at Micke Grove Zoo DO NOT include:

  • Birthday dessert and beverages (given the limited, well-structured timeframe of the party, we cannot accomodate additional food items or meals)
  • Invitations
  • Food heating equipment (i.e., oven or microwave)
  • Additional parking passes (maximum received: 20)
  • Zoo and party admission for any number of guests exceeding 45 due to building capacity limitations

Availability: Saturdays Only from 1:30pm-3:30pm year-round upon special request 10AM-12PM.  Call for details.
Cost: $300 for non-members; $275 for members of the MGZS. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. You may purchase additional gift bags for $5.00 per bag.
Reservations: Effective August 12, 2013, all birthday party reservations and payment are accepted online only. Full payment is due two weeks before the party date. Parking passes are mailed upon full receipt of payment.

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Our friendly Birthday Party Hosts will guide your little animal and friends through a birthday party they will always remember!

Do you want to give back to YOUR LOCAL ZOO?  Ask your birthday guests to donate to Micke Grove Zoo in lieu of gifts for the birthday child.  Encourage guests to
adopt an animal; become a zoo member or make a cash donation to the Education Department.