Zoo Birthday Parties

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!

Birthday Party Prices

  • Members
    (Up to 20 Kids and 25 adults)
  • Non-Members
    (Up to 20 Kids and 25 adults)

**City Fire Codes and Chattanooga Zoo policy predicate 20 kids/25 adults maximum; therefore, there are no exceptions.

What You Provide

Refreshments, including paper products (the zoo provides animal-print tablecloths)

What the Zoo Provides

  • Rental of the Party Room for 2 hours (you may arrive up to 30 minutes before your party starts for set-up)
  • Six rectangle tables with table cloths used for seating, serving refreshments, and gifts. 
  • Two staff members assisting with all aspects of the party
  • Treasure hunt with goody bag prize for each child
Goody Bag includes a plastic animal mug and trinkets. 
  • Animal presentation in the Party Room
  • Guided tour of an area of the Zoo (birthday party guests are welcome to arrive early to take a tour of the entire Zoo on their own)
  • 20 Invitations with Zoo logo (may be picked up at the Zoo, or for a $3.00 charge they can be mailed)
  • 25 adult admission passes 

*Please remember that you may pick up your invitations and adult passes anytime between 9-5pm, free of charge. If you would like to have your invitations and adult passes mailed to you, there will be an additional $3.00 charge. Please call Gift Shop at 423.697.1319 to have your invitations and passes mailed to you.

Add Ons

  • Minimum of 15 single carousel ride passes at $0.75 each
  • Minimum of 15 single camel ride passes at $4.00 each (Camel rides are offered with weather permitting.)
  • Special Appearances by: Sock Monkey, Dora the Explorer, Shrek, or Scooby Doo at $100.00 per 30 minutes.

All add ons must be purchased at the time of party registration and are only available during normal Zoo operating hours. 

*Please note: When booking add ons, please be aware of your time. The Zoo closes with animals off exhibit at 5pm daily. 

Arrival Instructions for Party Host

Enter the Zoo via the Gift Shop at the front entrance off of Holtzclaw Ave to check in and inform Gift Shop staff that you are the hosts. After check in, Zoo staff will direct party host to drive around and enter the Zoo through the McCallie entrance, closer to the birthday party areas.

*Please note: If hosts or guests show up late, parts of the party might have to be shortened or removed all together.  Parties are booked in close proximity to other parties and the closing of the Zoo, requiring staff to work strictly within the 2 hour time slot. The Zoo closes with animals off exhibit at 5pm daily. 

Arrival Instructions for Party Guests

Party Guests are encouraged to enter the Zoo from the main entrance on Holtzclaw Avenue.

For more information, please email Zoo Birthdays or call 423-697-1322 ext: 1387

*Please note that when booking, a non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date. If you need to change the date of your party, please do so at least three weeks prior to the original party date in order to have your deposit transferred to the date you are switching to.

Sweet Treats for your Party

  • Cold Stone Creamery

100 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 267-0888 www.coldstonecreamery.comJust like our one-of-a kind ice cream creations, we offer custom Ice Cream Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and Sundae Bar. Made with the freshest ingredients, combining your favorite ice cream flavors and mix-ins, our Ice Cream will be the life of every party, event or special occasion. 
  • Tikiz of Chattanooga

(423) 762-9073
Tikiz combines two of the most popular mainstream frozen treat products that everyone loves; ice cream and refreshing shaved ice! These delicious and refreshing treats come from the "Coolest Ice Cream Truck on Earth", where each individual receives their cup of ice and is directed to the "surv-board" where you help yourself to as little or as much flavoring as you would like! 

*When ordering from our sweet treat preferred caterers, please contact them directly. 

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