Birthday Parties

The wildest birthday party location is Lincoln Children's Zoo.

1. Choose from a variety of times
2. Pick your location including new air conditioned rooms
3. Select from three great packages

Birthday Party Packages
Party packages are for up to 12 children and two adult chaperones. Additional children may be added to each group as the room allows.
Members receive 10% off

Be Wild Party - $150
• Admission to visit the Zoo for the entire day
• Party room for 90 minutes
• Unlimited train rides
• Zoo welcome sign for birthday child
• Special birthday present from the Zoo
• Ice-cream sundaes (with sprinkles!)
• Two pitchers of choice of soda, lemonade or fruit punch
• Zoo wagon to transport gifts
• Over 300 animals celebrating the special day
• Scavenger hunt for birthday group – age appropriate
• Zoo provides all paper supplies, setup and cleanup
• Additional guests - $9 per person

Ride the Wild Party - $185
• All the benefits of the Be Wild Party
• Unlimited horseback rides for 12
• Additional guests - $12 per person; $9 per adult (no horseback ride for adult)

Totally Wild Party - $210 Valued at $350
• All the benefits of the Ride the Wild Party
• Treat bags for 12 (Zoo goodies and coupons valued over $6 per bag)
• An amazing critter visit and chat presented by our Critter Encounter department
• Additional guests - $15 per person; $12 per adult (no horseback ride for adult)

To register or for more information call 402.475.6741 ext. 120 or email.

Birthday Party FAQ

Party Rooms and Times
Scheduling a party at the Zoo provides admission to the Zoo for the entire day. Parties are held for 90 minutes in a designated air conditioned space (up to 90 guests) or the historic Crooked House (for up to 16 guests including chaperones). Available party times (subject to space chosen) are: Saturday and Sundays 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or 3 p.m.; party times can be flexible Monday through Friday. Evening times are available during Wild Wednesdays when the Zoo is open until 8 p.m. during June, July and August. Crooked House is not air conditioned and will be discounted $15.

What the Zoo Provides
Let us do the set-up and the clean-up. A birthday party host will meet you at the party room. The tableware - tablecloth, napkins, spoons, and cups will be provided and items as listed for each party package. If bringing your own cake, you must bring your own forks and plates. However, those items may be purchased from the Safari Cafe if needed.

No outside food, except cake, is allowed in the Zoo. Need lunch for your group? Call ahead to order and have lunch, from the Safari Café, served during your party!

Cupcakes - $6 per six cupcakes
Treat bags - $3 per bag filled with Zoo goodies and coupons. Value over $6
Spin Art Tee Activity – $10 per guest (6 minimum) Zoo personnel will set-up this awesome activity in your party space. Guests will choose t-shirt size and create their own unique design

How to Reserve a Party
A $50 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your date, time and room. Balance due at time of entry into Zoo on party day. Parties must be cancelled 24 hours in advance for deposit to be used toward rescheduled party time. No call, no show forfeits deposit. Sales tax is additional. Party spots fill quickly, so make your reservations today by calling 475.6741, ext. 120, or email questions to our visitor services department.

Weather conditions normally do not affect Zoo operations. The train may not operate when lighting occurs.

Note: For the safety of our animals, no candles, balloons, or piñatas of any kind are allowed.