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

Please Note:

The birthday child receives:

  • One family single admission pass to a City Attraction (Edmonton Valley Zoo, Muttart Conservatory, or John Janzen Nature Centre)
  • One youth Zoo-branded birthday shirt in green or blue

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.

Animal Alphabet Party (Ages 4-6)

Be an alphabet detective. Search for hidden letters that will lead you to visit a variety of animals. Give a treat to an animal, and have some hands-on encounters with some of the creatures you meet along the way.

Program Length:

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 30 guests/party. Total number includes all children, parents, and siblings. At least four adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision for the entire program.
  • Birthday child will receive a free t-shirt (extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee*)

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.

Be a Zookeeper Party (Ages 7-12)

Zookeepers are always busy! They prepare meals, make toys and treats for animals, and do a lot of cleaning. You and your party will find out first hand what it’s like to be a zookeeper.  You’ll go behind the scenes, meet some animals up close and help out with a zookeeping task that needs to be done that day.

Program Length

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 20 guests/party. 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 child will receive a free t-shirt (extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee*)

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 Clue Party (Ages 7-9)

Solve a mystery at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Our program leader will play the part of a master zoo detective as children are led on a scavenger hunt for clues. During their investigation, they'll meet and touch a variety of animals.

Program Length

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 30 guests/party. Total number includes all children, parents, and siblings. At least four adults must stay with the children during to assist with supervision for the entire program.
  • Birthday child will receive a free t-shirt (extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee*)

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 with encounters and enrichments. Tour the zoo, meet some critters and have a howlin' safari style birthday.

Program Length

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Maximum 30 guests/party. Total number includes all children, parents, and siblings. At least four adults must stay with the children during to assist with supervision for the entire program.
  • Birthday child will receive a free t-shirt (extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee*)

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 780-442-1442 or cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca.

Cancellation Policy

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of the birthday party via email at cmsbirthdaybookings@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 780-442-1442 or email cmsbirthdaybookings@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

Birthday parties are a snap at City of Edmonton attractions and recreation centres.

Attractions Program Survey

We value customer comments and feedback!

For More Information

Fill out our booking form to book events.

For private rentals, telephone 780-496-2601 or email specialmoments@edmonton.ca.

Telephone

780-442-1442

Email cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca

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