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.
Cost & Payment
The birthday party admission rate is $7.95 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.
- Peacock Barn: $75.00
- Primate Pavilion: $75.00
- Events Pavilion (temperature controlled): $150.00, plus $100 damage deposit
- 10:00AM – 12:00PM
- 12:30PM – 2:30PM
- 3:00PM – 5:00PM
- Events Pavilion Package $525.00 ($100 damage deposit is required for this venue)
- Primate Pavilion Package $450.00
- Peacock Barn Package $450.00
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For a more private party, rent one of our birthday venues!
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 114 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.
Note: Additional admissions can be purchased for $7.95 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.
Outside Vendor Requirements; i.e., face painters, clowns, etc.
Must be pre-approved by the Zoo and provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 in general liability and naming the Zoo as a certificate holder.
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.
Food, drink and decor welcome! No glass containers, please. All food, drink, decorations and party favors must be kept in the venue or Picnic Grove.
Meal delivery to the Zoo is available from:
Austin Zoo Goodie Bags & Invites
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!
Have your party any time of the year, even during winter months! Propane heaters are now available for $25 each if you have a party scheduled in either the Primate Pavilion or Peacock Barn.
Austin Zoo Grill
We have a charcoal grill available for $10 provided there is not a burn ban for our area.
Please reserve ahead of time. You must supply your own charcoal and lighter.
Train tickets are $3.00 per person. To make special arrangements for your party, call The Rawhide Rocket at (512) 970-2987 or email them at email@example.com.
Reschedules & Cancellations
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.