Parties

Austin Zoo is a great location for birthday parties for kids of all ages!
Have an unforgettable, fun-filled day in our Picnic Area or in one of our three venues.

For reservations, call us at (512) 288-1490.

Cost & Payment

The birthday party admission rate is $9.95 per person, with a 15 person minimum.

  • One individual must pay the total bill to receive the discounted rate.
  • Guests paying for their own admissions will be charged regular zoo admission prices.
  • A $50.00 non-refundable admissions deposit is due at the time of booking for all party reservations. The $50.00 deposit will be applied to the total admission cost on the day of your party and any remaining totals will be due on the day of the event.
  • We accept Mastercard, Visa, AmEx and Discover.

Venues

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

Book your party during the week! Weekday venue rental prices for the Primate Pavilion, Peacock Barn and Events Pavilion are half price!

Peacock Barn

Peacock Barn

Primate Pavilion

Primate Pavilion

Events Pavilion (decorations not included!)

Events Pavilion

Venue Pricing Per Time Slot:

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

Venue Pricing Per Time Slot:

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

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.

 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.

Party Packages

Let us help you plan the perfect 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 (party favor bags, value=$5 each)
  • 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 $625.00 (an additional $100 damage deposit is required for this venue)
  • Primate Pavilion Package $550.00
  • Peacock Barn Package $550.00

Please Note:
Additional admissions can be purchased for $9.95 per person on the day of your party. Party Package events 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.

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. A written Guest List is how you tell us which guests you are agreeing to pay for to attend your party. You will not be charged for absent guests.

Food, drink and decor welcome! Austin Zoo does not provide any decorations or catering. No glass containers, please. We strongly recommend that you bring disposable rectangle table coverings for the tables we provide in your venue. All food, drink, decorations and party favors must be kept in the assigned venue or Picnic Grove area.

Additional Services Offered

Austin Zoo Goodie Bags and Animal Feed Bags a la carte

Purchase Goodie Bags for $5.00 each (plus tax). These animal print party favor bags include a variety of small Austin Zoo Gift Shop dollar items (5).

We need a little time to get these items together, so make sure to request them at least 3 days in advance of your party!

Animal Experience Presentation

Purchase a fun and educational animal experience for your party for $75.00. One of our staff Educators will bring 2-3 of their animal ambassadors to your party to introduce them and answer questions.
Recommended to book 2 weeks or more in advance. Animal Experiences are never guaranteed and subject to Education department scheduling. Animal Experiences also require appropriate temperatures for outdoor venue spaces. Please call 512-288-1490 to book this experience.

Animal Feed Bags

Purchase multiple bags of animal feed to accent your party experience. For use only in our designated Animal Feeding Area for our goats, sheep, deer, alpacas and llamas.

Venue Heaters

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. Maximum 2 available for rent per venue. Please note that these heaters are not very useful on high-wind days.

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

For questions or large group reservations, please contact Edna Herrera at 512-788-5282.

Reschedules & Cancellations

If you need to reschedule or cancel a reservation, please call 512-288-1490 as soon as possible. Austin Zoo welcomes reschedules at any time without penalty, within one year of your party date.

The $50.00 party 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.

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