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Have a WILD birthday at the Buffalo Zoo!

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

The Buffalo Zoo offers birthday parties 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 party includes a private indoor 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. Book your party today!



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 for all children. Additional food and drink items may be purchased.
  • A visit from one of our animal ambassadors.
  • Voucher for each child to ride the train & carousel when in operation (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
  • Food for adults (unless requested)
  • 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) 559-1049 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. 

Contact Us

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