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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 available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day and only Saturday and Sunday from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Birthday Parties are two (2) hours long. The guest can choose between two timeframes: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 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 guest, 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: $9.95
  • Additional cost per Adult: $13.45

Each Birthday Party Includes:

  • On-site Birthday Party attendant
  • Private indoor space (Birthday Party Room inside the Children’s Resource Center or Zoofari Courtyard)
  • 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 every guest to ride the train & carousel when in operation (must meet rider specifications)
  • 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:

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due on the day of the event. Members receive 15% off birthday parties. Your member discount will be applied on the day of the event. To receive the reduced member rate for parties, you must have your membership card with a valid ID present on the day of the event. Please call (716) 559-1072 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

Due to the recent update from the Center of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Buffalo Zoo requires face coverings for ALL guests ages 3 and up in all indoor buildings and exhibits.

When inside the private birthday area, ALL guests three and up are must wear face coverings unless eating or drinking. 

Contact Us

For more information or to book a private event, please call (716) 559-1072 or email