Birthday Parties


Austin Zoo is a great location for birthday parties of all ages!
Have an unforgettable, fun-filled day in our Picnic Area or in one of our three Venues.
For reservations, call our Gift Shop at (512) 288-1490.


The birthday party admission rate is $6.00 per person, with a 15 person minimum.

  • One individual must pay the total bill to receive the discounted rate.
  • Any guests paying for their own admission will be charged regular zoo admission prices.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking for all birthday party reservations.

  • This deposit will be applied to the total admission costs on the day of your party.
  • We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and cash.


      For a more private party, rent one of our birthday venues!

      Peacock Barn

      Events Pavilion
      Events Pavilion (decorations not included!)

      Primate Pavilion
      Primate Pavilion


      Venue Time Slots:

      • 10:00AM – 12:00PM
      • 12:30PM – 2:30PM
      • 3:00PM – 5:00PM

          Venue Pricing:

          • Peacock Barn: $75.00
          • Primate Pavilion: $75.00
          • Events Pavilion (temperature controlled): $150.00, plus $100 damage deposit

          All venue fees are due in full at the time of booking.

          The Events Pavilion requires an additional damage deposit of $100.00 at time of booking. You can receive the full amount back if there is no damage after your party. The maximum occupancy number for the Events Pavilion is 49 people.

          Book your party during the week! Monday-Friday venue prices are half off!


          Let us take care of some party planning stressors!

          Our birthday package includes:
          2-Hour Venue Time Slot (Events, Primate or Peacock), Animal Experience Presentation, 20 Austin Zoo Admissions, 20 Austin Zoo Invitations, 20 Goodie Bags and 10 Animal Feed Bags

          NEW! Packages now include a child’s pass for each child in attendance, so they may all come back to visit the Zoo at a later date! Adult required for redemption.

          • Events Pavilion Package $495.00 ($100 damage deposit also necessary for this venue)
          • Primate Pavilion Package $425.00
          • Peacock Barn Package $425.00

          Note: Additional admissions can be purchased for $6.00 per person on the day of your party. Birthday Package parties will not pay the $50 nonrefundable deposit. There are no refunds for unused admissions, goodie bags, invitations or any other part of the package.

          WHAT TO BRING

          A guest list must be provided when you arrive on the day of the party. This is how your guests will check in with us. You will not be charged for absent guests.

          Bring any food, drinks, and decorations you need to have a great party.

          Meal delivery to the Zoo is available from:


          Purchase 20 invitations for $15.00 (or $.75 each), plus tax.
          Purchase Goodie Bags for $5.00 each (plus tax). They include a variety of small Austin Zoo gift shop merchandise.

          We need a little time to get these items together, so make sure to purchase in advance of the day of your party!


          We have one charcoal grill available for $10 provided the burn ban active.
          Please reserve ahead of time. You must supply your own charcoal & lighter.

          TRAIN RIDES

          Train tickets are $3.00 per person. To make special arrangements for your party, call (512) 970-2987.


          If you need to reschedule or cancel a reservation, please call our Gift Shop at (512) 288-1490 as soon as possible. Austin Zoo welcomes reschedules at any time without penalty.

          The $50.00 deposit is non-refundable.

          If you must cancel, 50% of the venue fee will be refunded if you cancel at anytime up to 14 days prior to your event date. No refunds will be given within 14 days of your event date.


          Call us at 512-288-1490 daily between 9:00am and 5:30pm.

          To contact with our reservationist, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 3 business days.

          Please note that this is not a confirmation. Austin Zoo’s reservationist will be in contact with you to determine if the date/venue/time slot you prefer is available.