Visitor Information

Zoo Birthday Party Package

Have the Zoo do all the work! Our birthday party package is perfect for kids of all ages. Party packages are available on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October.

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2014 Party Package:

  • 1 ½ hour party under a reserved tent at Celebration Hill, next to the playground (seats 35-40)
  • 16 all-day admission tickets (guests that are members or under 2 are free and do not need a ticket)
  • Half-sheet cake personalized for the birthday boy or girl (serves 30+)
  • Pizza and lemonade (3 pizzas, 8 slices per pizza)
  • Zoo-themed tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups, and plastic utensils
  • Gift for the birthday boy or girl
  • Assistance of a Zoo staff member for set up and clean up
  • 16 Ride-All-Day wristbands for unlimited use at the train and carousel (weather-permitting)

Package pricing:


Additional items:

  • Additional people (ages 2+): $6 each
  • Additional pizzas: $25 each
  • Additional wristbands: $7 each
  • Upgrade to full-sheet cake: $75

Important information:

  • Reservations must be received a minimum of one month in advance of the requested date.
  • The Zoo opens for the day at 10AM and closes PROMPTLY at 4PM. Tickets are all day admission; please keep this in mind when planning your day at the Zoo.
  • There is picnic-style seating for 30-40 guests under your party’s tent.
  • Full package payment must be received with form to reserve date and time. Cancelations made up to two weeks prior to party date will receive a 75% refund. No refunds for parties canceling within two weeks of party date; however, you may reschedule based on availability.
  • Parties are held rain or shine under tents. Rain dates are available if weather severe. To reschedule, please leave a message at (443)552-5277 or email groupsales@marylandzoo.org no later than 12PM on the Friday before the scheduled event. If sufficient notice is not received, the Zoo will assume that the party will take place.
  • Do not count guests that 1) have Maryland Zoo memberships, or 2) are under 2 years old in your guest count as they have free admission to the Zoo.
  • You can continue to add and pay for additional guests, pizzas, wristbands or cake up to 10 days prior to party.
  • Admission passes are mailed after receipt of final numbers and payment. You may distribute tickets to your guests in advance, or you may also pick up your tickets at the Main Gate on the party date to distribute to your guests as they arrive. Individual “will call” CANNOT be accommodated. There are no refunds for unused tickets.
  • Availability of train and carousel are weather-permitting.
  • You may bring your own additional food and beverages to supplement the package. Balloons, straws, alcohol glass containers, and confetti are PROHIBITED on Zoo grounds.

Check availability of your preferred date!
Availability of date is not guaranteed until confirmed by Group Sales office. Available Saturdays and Sundays only, April 12, 2014, through October 19, 2014, at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

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Visit our Self-Run Birthday page for year-round fun. 

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