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Children’s Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place to have children’s birthday parties.

Call Cheyenne Mieden at 414-256-5430.


Birthday parties are available daily. Parties are held rain or shine in the Zoo.


11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What’s Included

  • Birthday PartiesParty packages for children celebrating their third through 12th birthdays
  • Admission for fifteen guests
  • Paper plates, forks, cups and napkins
  • Pizza, hot dogs with chips or chicken fingers with fries
  • Fruit punch
  • Stuffed animal gift for birthday child
  • Ninety-minute party


  • Birthday Parties$250.00 for 15 guests (including birthday child); Additional guests $15.00 each, for a maximum of 25 guests
  • $250.00 deposit required at time of booking
  • Total additional party fees must be paid 7 days prior to party to avoid cancellation (This would include all optional fees)
  • All adults/siblings will be included in the guest count or must pay regular Zoo admission

Optional Fees (prices valid with Zoo birthday party program only)

  • Hanging stuffed animal $8.00 each (available year round)
  • Safari train ride tickets $2.00 each (May to September)
  • Carousel ride tickets $2.00 each (May to September)
  • Seal and sea lion show tickets $2.00 each (May to September)

Important Notes

  • Party package does not include decorations
  • Balloons are not allowed
  • At check in, you will be greeted by a Zoo staff member but they will not attend your event
  • Please enjoy the Zoo, but plan your time accordingly

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