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WILD Kids Birthday Party Destination in Buffalo, NY!

Come celebrate your child’s special day with us here at the Buffalo Zoo!

The Buffalo Zoo offers kids birthday parties in Buffalo, NY for children 2–14 years old.

Birthday Parties are two (2) hours long. The guest can choose between two timeframes: 10:30 am–12:30 pm or 1:30–3:30 pm depending on availability.

Each kids birthday party includes a private indoor event space for you and your guests, admission to the Zoo for each guest, lunch (pizza, salad, and soda), a complimentary train and carousel ride for each child, a birthday gift inside Zootique for the celebrant, a discount at Zootique for all other guests, and a visit from one of our animal ambassadors. Contact us today to learn more about the kids birthday party packages we offer to the Buffalo, NY area or to book your event space!



A birthday party at the Buffalo Zoo is $280. This includes admission for up to four (4) adults and ten (10) children. There is an additional charge for each individual beyond this designated amount. You can have up to twenty-five (25) guests maximum.

  • Additional cost per Child: $12.55
  • Additional cost per Adult: $16.15

Each Birthday Party Includes:

  • On-site birthday party attendant
  • Private indoor space inside the Children’s Resource Center.
  • Admission to the Buffalo Zoo for each partygoer
  • Lunch consisting of pizza, salad, and soda. Additional food and drink items may be purchased.
  • Plates, cutlery, and cups
  • A visit from one of our animal ambassadors.
  • Voucher for each child to ride the train & carousel when in operation (Operation based on seasonal availability, must meet rider specifications; rides close at 4:00 pm)
  • Birthday gift voucher for the celebrant to redeem inside Zootique.
  • 20% off coupon for guests to use inside Zootique.

The Zoo does NOT supply:

  • Cake/cake serving supplies
  • Cutting knife
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Invitations
  • Music
  • Tape

Please note: guests are invited to bring any additional supplies, however balloons and straws are NOT allowed on Zoo grounds.

How to book a Birthday Party:

Full payment must be made at the time of booking. Members receive 15% off birthday parties. Members must be signed in to their online account to take advantage of the discount. A Buffalo Zoo team member will contact the reserving party the week of the reserved date to make any adjustments to guest count, food, etc. that may be needed.

Please call (716) 559-1072 or email for more information.

To book a birthday party online, CLICK HERE.

Birthday parties book quickly. All reservations and add-ons must be made at least two weeks in advance.



COVID-19 Guidelines

The use of face coverings and other precautions are dependent on current regulations. 

Why Choose the Buffalo Zoo for Your Kid’s Birthday Party?

If you are searching for the best place to host your kid’s birthday party, we invite you to consider the Buffalo Zoo. For children 2-14 years, our zoo is one of the most exciting and memorable places to have their birthday party. Kids can visit all of their favorite animals, have a learning experience, and experience a fun day surrounded by their closest friends. Unique experiences like having fun at the zoo all day with friends, often lead to the development of core memories that stay with children long throughout their life.

Every child in our area should be able to experience a kid’s birthday party at the Buffalo Zoo at least once. Take the first step and schedule your reservation at our event space today. Alternatively, if you have more questions about our event space, we welcome you to get in touch. We can’t wait to be a part of your child’s special day!

Contact Us

For more information or to book a birthday party, please call (716) 559-1049, email or fill out our Birthday Form HERE.