Here’s a chance to let your kids go a little wild on their birthday and for you to take the stress out of planning the party! Let the Zoo help you have the best party in town with animals, a jungle-theme, and a hands-on learning presentation from zoo staff. The only thing you’ll need to do is invite the guests and show up!

Party Time Details

Guided Zoo Tour 

Guests will be taken on a guided tour of a specific area of the Zoo to learn more about our animals and how we care for them. 

Refreshments & Gifts

Guests will have time to enjoy refreshments, each other's company, and watch as the birthday child opens their gifts. Zoo Birthday Party preferred vendors offer Zoo guests a special party rate. Preferred vendors include Cold Stone Creamery, Tikiz Shaved Ice, & Cupcake Kitchen.

Special Animal Encounter

Guests will enjoy a small animal presentation and encounter with 2-3 mammals and reptiles such as chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets, snakes, lizards, and turtles. Guests will have the chance to touch and interact with these animals.

What's Included
  • Rental of the Zoo Birthday Party Room for 2 hours
  • 30 minute set-up time prior to the scheduled party time
  • Zoo themed birthday party invitations (20)
  • Zoo Birthday Party admission (30) for party hosts and guests
  • Birthday party staff members to assist with all aspects of your birthday party
  • Small Animal Encounters
  • Guided tour of an area of the Zoo (may vary upon availability)
  • (6) 6ft rectangle tables with green table covers
  • (40) white plastic chairs
Additional Information
  • Additional Guests pay regular Zoo admission
  • On the Day of your party, all party guests are welcome to visit the zoo at anytime
  • Balloons, plastic straws, and confetti are not allowed for the safety of our animals.
  • Note: All animal exhibit close at 5pm daily.

All birthday party registrations must be booked at least 2 weeks prior to the birthday party date. All date changes and cancellations must be fulfilled at least 3 weeks in advance. To check availability after the 2 week cut off, please email or call (423) 697-1322 ext: 1387. When booking within the 2 week cut off period, there will be a $25 late fee.

Birthday Party invitations pictured below. Envelopes included.


Birthday Party Survival Guide


  • $195.00 members

    up to 30 guests

  • $225.00 non-members

    up to 30 guests

The Chattanooga Zoo has been rated the Best of The Best for Birthday Parties!

Best of The Best 2017 Best of The Best 2016
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Add even more fun to your birthday party with these special add-ons! All add-ons must be purchased at the time of your party registration to receive the Zoo Birthday party discount. Add-ons are only available during normal Zoo operating hours (9am-5pm).


Camel Rides - Open Friday-Sunday

Minimum of 15 single camel ride passes

  • $4.00 each

Carousel - CLOSED for renovation

Minimum of 15 single carousel ride passes

  • 75¢ each

Character Appearance

Dora the Explorer, Sock Monkey, Shrek, or Scooby Doo

  • $100 per 30 minutes
423.994.20p Face Painting

Looking to throw a bigger bash?

If you would like your party to be larger than 45 guests, please consider renting the zoo!