Prospect Park Zoo Birthday Parties
Prospect Park Zoo birthday parties combine fun activities, arts and crafts, and visits to exhibits around the zoo, with your choice of animal themes. Parties are held in our spacious party room, located in the Orientation Building. Live animal guests will visit you there! A zoo educator plus one or two additional helpers will conduct the party activities and take care of all your party needs.
In addition to birthday activities, party packages include invitations and goody bags for the kids, as well as zoo admission. You supply the cake, juice, paper goods, and utensils. There is no refrigeration available.
Join some of our barnyard buddies for a party filled with activities such as feeding the sheep, playing barnyard games, and petting an alpaca’s nose!
(Ages 3 - 5)
Why are animals brown and green, bright and beautiful, or snowy white? During this party, kids will explore the reasons behind the coloration of creatures from around the globe. They’ll also make a colorful creation to take home.
Look, listen, touch, and smell! Learn how animals use their senses, then use your own senses to explore the Discovery Center. Afternoon times for this theme will be 2:00–3:30p.m. to guarantee private party time in the Discovery Center.
Travel to the land down under during this Australian themed birthday party! Your outback party host will lead you on an adventure like no other, where you'll get to say "g'day mate" to some of Australia's coolest creatures and even get to see some of them get a special treat. Only available April through October.
Scales and Trails
Here’s your chance to meet some of our scaly, slimy creatures that call the Zoo home. On your Zoo Scavenger Hunt you’ll encounter reptiles such as swimming turtles or slithering snakes, and amphibians like our poison dart frogs! This party will surely be a memorable one.
Sea Lion Celebration
Play sea lion training games, investigate the differences between seals and sea lions, and find out some fun facts about mammals. Visit our zoo kitchen to meet the keepers and watch them prepare a meal for our flippered friends!
Owl Bird-Day Party
Have a hoot looking at feathers, talons, and bones! Visit our zoo’s Great-horned owl exhibit and explore the cool ways owls survive in the wild. Get your hands dirty dissecting owl pellets like a scientist to discover what the owl ate for lunch, and then meet a real prey animal of an owl!