You'll have a wild time at the zoo with our themed birthday parties! Meet some of our smaller zoo animals, tour the zoo, have outdoor adventures and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Please Note:

The birthday child receives one discount card for the Zootique (gift shop)

Birthday Party Packages

Add-ons must be confirmed and paid for at the time the birthday party booking is made. No refunds or additions will be accepted once the booking has been placed.

Extreme Animals Party (Ages 4-9)

Spend your birthday traveling around the world without ever leaving the zoo. Visit a number of our exciting animals and learn all about what makes them extreme! Maybe their habitat is sizzling hot or soaking wet, or they have an ability or adaptation that is out of this world. During the program, you’ll even have the chance to meet an animal up-close and learn about what makes it super cool. Get ready for an extremely fun time! 
 

Program Length:

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 25 participants per party (up to 20 children, 5 adults). Total number includes all children, parents, and siblings. At least two adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision for the entire program.

Birthday Party Information Package

*Add-ons must be confirmed and paid for at the time the birthday party booking is made. No refunds or additions will be accepted once the booking has been placed.

Zoo Safari Party (Ages 4-12)

Put on your safari hat - we are heading out on a grand adventure! During this 'zoo-mazing' adventure you will get close to the animals of the zoo with a guided tour of parts of the facility as well as an up-close encounter. Learn some fun facts about the animals that call the zoo home and have a howlin' safari style birthday.
 

Program Length

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 25 participants per party (up to 20 children, 5 adults). Total number includes all children, parents, and siblings. At least two adults must stay with the children during to assist with supervision for the entire program.

Birthday Party Information Package

*Add-ons must be confirmed and paid for at the time the birthday party booking is made. No refunds or additions will be accepted once the booking has been placed.

Package Fees

Program Type

Fee

2.5 hour party package (1.5 hour program + 1 hour room rental) $275

Book Your Party

Birthday Parties are available year round, but space is limited. We recommend parties be booked at least 6 weeks in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment! Payment in full is required at the time of booking in order to reserve a spot.

Catering

We are pleased to share that Prairie Catering is our new exclusive on-site caterer. You may bring in your own cake and/or cupcakes as well as chips, but all other outside food is not permitted. If you would like to provide additional food for your birthday party guests, there are three birthday party menu packages to choose from. For more details on the menu packages and pricing, please contact the bookings reservations team at 780-496-2926 or artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca.

Cancellation Policy

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of the birthday party via email at artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca
  • Program cancellations with 8-30 days notice are subject to a fee of 50% of the program
  • Catering cancellations with less than 14 days notice will be charged the full catering fee
  • Programs cancelled with less than 7 days notice will be charged the full program fee
  • Programs run rain or shine. In the event of poor weather, you must call 780-496-2926 or email artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca if you are not coming.

Gift Ideas

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind birthday program or birthday gift opportunity for that special someone of any age?

Here are some neat ideas from the Valley Zoo Development Society for your next birthday!

  • Adopt an Animal
  • Purchase Animal Art through our Zoo store. Options include:
    • Paintings created by Lucy the Elephant
    • Paintings created by one of our Harbour Seals (please visit the Zoo store on-site, or contact the Valley Zoo Development Society by phone 780-496-6924) for more information
    • Animal Art (selection of originals, prints, and cards available)
  • Have an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo with a zookeeper though the Zoo Builder program
  • Make a donation to the Zoo