Birthday Parties

In Compliance with Louisiana’s Open Safely Guidelines, the Zoo will be unable to host birthday parties at this time during Phase 3.  We are working very hard to be able to provide alternative programs and services and will update this page as soon as they become available.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep our guests, employees, and animals as safe as we can!


$225.00 for a Minumum Party of 12

$320.00 for a Party of 20

$13.00 for each additional guest (ages 2 and up)



10am, 12:30pm or 3pm

Parties held on Saturdays and Sundays only.



  • All day Zoo access
  • Private Party room for 1.5 hours (room is climate controlled)
  • Party Host
  • Animal theme decorations
  • Animal themed tableware
  • Birthday cupcakes and ice cream cups
  • Punch


Animal Encounter/Program - Please select one of the following programs:

Scales, Shells and Spikes, Oh, My!

Host will bring 3 animals from this category.                

  • Turtle                      
  • Armadillo
  • Bearded Dragon                                      
  • Tenrec                     
  • Snake
  • Hedgehog

The Need for Speed!

Host will bring 3 animals from this category.

  • Chinchilla            
  • Ferret
  • Lizard                      
  • Turtle                      
  • Snake
  • Guinea Pig

Bump in the Night

Host will bring 3 animals from this category.

  • Tenrec 
  • Chinchilla            
  • Blue Tongue Skink               
  • Armadillo
  • Ferret                     
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Hedgehog


Food Options


Ham & Turkey Finger sandwich Tray/Chips - serves 18-20                     $29.99

PB & J finger sandwich tray/Chips - serves 18-20                                    $29.99

Mini Corn Dog Tray/Chips - serves 18-20                                                 $49.99

Chicken Nuggets tray/Chips - serves 18-20                                             $49.99

Pepperoni Pizza Roll Tray - serves 15-18                                                  $49.99

Vegetable Tray - serves 15                                                                         $15.99

Fruit Tray - serves 15                                                                                   $15.99

Hamburger/Chips - individual serving                                                       $5.50

Hot Dog/Chips - individual serving                                                            $4.50




A $60.00 deposit is required before a party date can be reserved.  Deposits are nonrefundable.  Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.



Have a Zooper birthday party at the Zoo! Click here to complete our online registration form, or call 225.775.3877, option 3 to schedule your party today.




Q: How do I schedule a party?

A:  To schedule a party, visit our website at and complete the registration form under the birthday party tab or call the Zoo Guest Services Department at 225-775-3877 option 3.


Q:  How early should I schedule a birthday party?

A:  Zooper birthday parties are very popular.  It is advisable to schedule your party as early as possible to reserve your preferred date and time.  You should schedule at least two-four weeks prior to your party.


Q:  When do I pay for my party?

A:  A $60.00 deposit is due at the time you book your party.  The balance is due on the day of your party in the party room.  The party host will calculate your balance due at the end of your party.


Q:  Where do my guests go when they arrive at the Zoo?

A:  Your guests should check in at the main admissions gate.  They will be given wristbands and directions to the party room.  Your guests may enter the party room 5 minutes prior to your party start time.


Q:  Is the birthday child and his/her family included in the count?

A:  Yes, there is a party fee for each person attending the party.


Q:  Can we stay longer than 1 ½ hours at the zoo?

A:  Yes, you and your guests have all day access to the zoo; however, once you exit the party room, this would be a self-guided tour.


Q:  What happens if it is raining?

A:  The Zooper birthday parties are held rain or shine.  Please dress accordingly for the weather.  The party room is a climate controlled room.  You may be given a complimentary ticket for the train ride for a future visit if weather doesn’t permit the train to run.


Q:  Can I bring a cake and/or food?

A:  You may bring your own cake, but you cannot bring additional food.  There are party food options for birthday parties.


Q:  Can I bring party favors?

A:  You may bring party favors.  Balloons and whistles are prohibited for the safety of our animals. 


Q:  Do I have to pay for my guests that are members of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo?

A:  There is a party fee for everyone entering the party room.  The party fees are not a benefit of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo.


Q:  Can I bring a piñata?

A:  We do not allow piñatas which must be broken with a stick.  Should you want to bring a pull string piñata, you must let your Guest Services representative know the week prior to your party.


Q:  When will the train ride take place?

A:  Birthday party guests ride the train on a first come, first serve basis during regularly scheduled train rides.  The train runs every half hour.  The 10:00am and the 12:30pm party normally ride after the guests leave the party room.  The 3:00pm party should always ride the train prior to the party.  We recommend that guests attending the 3:00pm party enter the Zoo no later than 1:00pm.  Your guests would then be able to visit the Zoo at their leisure until the 3:00pm party time.  If it has rained or is raining during your party and the tracks are too wet, each guest, both children and adults will be given a complimentary train ticket for a ride on the Coca-Cola Express for a future visit.  The last train ride of the day is one hour before the Zoo closes.



Download our "Zooper" birthday party invitations here.