Birthday Parties

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Your birthday boy or girl will have a wild time at a Zoo birthday party. All birthday parties include a visit from animal ambassadors and fun activities. (Specific animal ambassadors cannot be guaranteed.) Parties are held year round on Saturdays and Sundays and are led by an experienced VA Zoo educator. Reservations are required and are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All Birthday Parties include:
  • Free admission to the zoo for up to 45 guests. Guests over the age of 1 are included in this admission count.
  • An indoor party room
  • Animal Ambassador Encounters
  • An experienced VA zoo educator to host your party
  • Table cloths and paper products for 45 people
  • Birthday button
  • Games and Activities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Electronic Party invites
Party Packages:

ADVENTURE: This party package includes an animal ambassador encounter with 3 different animals and the party room for 90 minutes. The cost for this party package is $325.

EXPEDITION: This party includes everything from the adventure package plus a plus an additional 30 minutes in the party room an animal ambassador painting experience and a $10 VA Zoo Gift Shop Certificate. The cost for this party package is $500.

For more information on each of these packages, view our downloadable PDF.

Check out our FAQ for your Birthday Party questions!

To book a party, contact the Education Office at 757.441.2374 (229) or email.

Please note: For the safety of our animals, balloons, balls, straws, confetti, any inflatables and piñatas are not allowed on Zoo Grounds at any time. Small toys or items that could be considered a choking hazard for a child are also considered a choking hazard for our animals, and staff recommends to keeping those items in your car during your visit to the Zoo.