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
Ice Cream Safari
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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 Wednesday-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

Looking to throw a bigger bash?

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