TRAILS ARE OPEN! Every day 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Note that tickets will show as unavailable in our online ticketing system on the day of. You can purchase tickets onsite at the Admissions window.
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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday and make memories that will last a lifetime!

For information or questions, contact Program Registrar Melissa Greenawalt via email at

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Types of Parties

A Walk on the Wild Side

Enjoy a private celebration in the Tamworth Pavilion for up to 20 people for up to two hours. Includes use of tables and chairs. Includes group admission to the live animal exhibit trail.
Cost: $200/member; $250/non-member

Close Up with Critters

Private celebration in Tamworth Pavilion for up to 20 people for up to two hours with 30-minute live animal program featuring two animals. Includes use of tables and chairs.
Cost: $200/member; $250/non-member

Wild Birthday Bash

Enjoy a private celebration in the Tamworth Pavilion for up to 20 people for up to two hours. Includes use of tables and chairs. Meet two live animals up-close during a 30-minute program, plus get group admission to the live animal exhibit trail.
Cost: $350/member; $400/non-member

Please note that member or non-member designation refers to the person making the reservation. For groups larger than 20, there is an additional charge of $12 per person. An additional refundable $100 security deposit is required. All options are subject to availability. Advance payment is required to reserve. Any additional fees are due on the day of the party. Children age 3 and over are included in count. For the safety of our animals and other wildlife, please do not bring balloons.

Birthday Party Cancellations

A $25 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the reservation date will be issued a full refund (less $25 fee). Cancellations made 14-30 days prior to the reservation date will be issued a 50% refund (less $25 fee). Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the reservation date will not be refunded.

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