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Birthday Package

Enjoy your next birthday party or gathering on the zoo's trellised, elevated dining deck. Zoo parties are $8 per person (minimum of $125). All birthday party attendees ages 1 - 100 are $8 per person, and must have a valid zoo party wristband.

 This package includes the reserved use of party deck for your specified time, a twenty-minute small animal encounter, giraffe feeding, and  all day admission to the Frank Buck Zoo.

 $75 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking. 


Arrive 20 mins. prior to reserved party start time for set-up. On Sat. or  Sun. Reserved parties Fall/Winter (Mid-August through March) begin promptly @ 10:30am & 1pm. Deposit required for booking time slot. Birthday parties are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather (precipitation, severe weather warnings, temps below 50 degrees).

Call 940-668-4539 after 2:00 pm or email  to inquire if your expected party date and time are available.

To Reserve your party, complete the party request form, and the zoo secretary will call to confirm your reservation.  Click here:  Birthday Party Request Form.


Comments from past visitors that booked a Birthday Party:

"I just have to tell you how incredibly happy we were with the birthday party this weekend. our staff went above and beyond to make it a wonderful experience for our family. Katie and Jason were both incredibly calm and patient with our little bunch and we could not have asked for anything better. I am just again so thankful and appreciated all the care that was given to us at this party. We will recommend this to anyone who asks and will always speak highly of the experience we had!"
     Beth P.

"I just wanted to let you that everyone had a great time and the Zoo staff was amazing!  They did a great job of keeping the event on time and coordinating everything.  There was a small issue that arose and the staff took immediately took action to fix it; one of the children in our group is autistic and was scared of the loud mowing right next to us. I would like to thank everyone and we can’t wait to come back!"
     Rebecca T.

Birthday Party Bookings for 2016 are closed.

Party Bookings for March 1, 2017 and beyond are being accepted
at this time, and are on the Fall/Winter Schedule.

Fall/Winter schedule (Mid-August - March): 

10:30am Party:
10:45am Small animal program on the party deck.
11:05am Serve cake and open gifts on the party deck.
11:30am Clean up (all items taken to vehicles).
11:50am Depart the party deck for giraffe feeding
12:00pm Giraffe feeding.
After giraffe feeding you are free to tour the zoo on your own.

1:00pm Party:
1:15pm Small animal program on the party deck
1:35pm Serve cake and open gifts on the party deck
2:00pm Clean up (all items taken to vehicles)
2:20pm Depart the party deck for giraffe feeding
2:30pm Giraffe feeding.
After giraffe feeding you are free to tour the zoo on your own.


Spring/Summer (April - mid-August begin promptly @ 10:00am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm).
10:00am Party:
10:15am Small animal program on the party deck
10:35am Serve cake and open gifts on the party deck
11:00am Clean up (all items taken to vehicles)
11:20am Depart the party deck for giraffe feeding
11:35am Giraffe feeding.
After giraffe feeding you are free to tour the zoo on your own.

12:30pm Party:
12:45pm Small animal program on the party deck
1:05pm Serve cake and open gifts on the party deck
1:35pm Clean up (all items taken to vehicles)
1:45pm Depart the party deck for giraffe feeding
2:00pm Giraffe feeding.
After giraffe feeding you are free to tour the zoo on your own.

2:30pm Party:
2:45pm Small animal program on the party deck
3:05pm Serve cake and open gifts on the party deck
3:35pm Clean up (all items taken to vehicles)
3:45pm Depart the party deck for giraffe feeding
4:00pm Giraffe feeding.
After giraffe feeding you are free to tour the zoo on your own.