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.
• 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.
Our Picnic Grove is our most spacious location for a party! In our general Picnic Grove area, you are welcome to stay all day, bring your decor as well as food and beverages. This is our least expensive option with only a $50 deposit being required that is applied to the admission cost of your party.
For a more intimate party, rent one of our three private birthday venues!
Book your party during the week! Monday-Friday venue rental prices for the Primate Pavilion, Peacock Barn and Events Pavilion are half price!
- 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
- All venue fees are due in full at the time of booking. Remember, Monday-Friday event bookings may take half off of the venue rental fees! All venue bookings are allotted 15 minutes before and after reservation time slot to set up and break down.
The Events Pavilion requires an additional damage deposit of $100.00 at the time of booking. Your deposit will be refunded barring any damage in our building. Maximum occupancy for the Events Pavilion is 114 people.
Let us help you plan the perfect birthday party!
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
- 10 Animal Feed Bags
- 1 Child’s pass for each child in attendance, so they may come back to visit the Zoo at a later date!
Pricing (includes all items listed above):
- Events Pavilion Package $525.00 (an additional $100 damage deposit is required for this venue)
- Primate Pavilion Package $450.00
- Peacock Barn Package $450.00
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.
Book your party during the week to save some money! Events Pavilion Party Packages may take off $75 if booked for an event Monday-Friday. Primate Pavilion and Peacock Barn Party Packages may take off $37.50 if booked for an event Monday-Friday.
Outside Vendor Requirements; i.e., face painters, clowns, etc.
All vendors 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.
Catering and Food
Meal delivery to the Zoo presented by CraigO’s:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.