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  • Birthday Parties

    Are you looking for a wild way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Come to the zoo for a memorable WILD party they will never forget!
    A zoo birthday party includes:
    • Two-hour use of our zoo party site. This is a small, gated outdoor area across from the tiger exhibit. Three picnic tables are provided that can accommodate up to 25 children.
    • A special zoo gift for the birthday party child
    • A zoo scavenger hunt sheet for all guests
    • A private, 15-minute live animal presentation
    • Choose a furry, scaly, or creepy animal (Due to the nature of live animals, we cannot guarantee a particular animal in advance.)
    • Fee – $150  non-member  $140 AZS member (Fee must be paid at the time of reservation. Accepted payment methods include cash, check, and credit/debit cards.)
    • Ice Cream Sandwiches @ $1.00 per person
    • Hotdog combos (one hotdog, chips and 16oz soft drink) @ $3.50 per person

    Combo meals and ice cream must be pre-ordered at least one week before your scheduled party.


    • Parties are available at 10:00am, 12:30pm and 3pm April through October (excluding special event dates)
    What you need to know to book a party
    • Absolutely no balloons, chewing gum, glass bottles, stickers, streamers, noise makers or piñatas allowed. This is for the safety and well-being of the zoo animals.
    • Maximum party capacity is 25— this includes children and adults. Larger groups can be accomodated. Please call for details.
    • Our outdoor birthday picnic area is a small, gated outdoor area located across from the tiger exhibit and contains 5 picnic tables that accommodate eight people each. Please note that this area is not covered. There is no indoor space available in case of rain.
    How to book a party
    • Call at least 3 weeks in advance to (806) 381-5605.
    • Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please have a date and time in mind when you call to make a reservation.
    • After confirming a date and time with a zoo educator, download and mail or fax the birthday party reservation form to:

      • Amarillo Zoo
        PO Box 1971
        Amarillo, Texas 79105
      • Fax (806) 381-7901
    • Fees must be received at the time of reservation. Accepted methods of payment include cash, check, and credit/debit cards.
    • No refunds will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hour notice.
    • Fees and Disclosures
      · The basic birthday party package is $150. This does not include any optional “add-on’s” listed above that you may choose.