- Black Forest Ham & Swiss Sandwich
- Hot Dog
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Mac n’ Cheese
- Bowl of Chili (12 oz.)
Availability: Birthday Parties at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.
Party Times: All Birthday Parties are 1.5 hours in length and start at either 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. (pending availability).
Price: $30 per person (same pricing for children & adults; service charge and tax is included).
Admission: All-day Admission tickets
Party Location Rental: choose from one of three locations (Indoor or Outdoor; pending availability)
Food & Beverage: Birthday Meals for each guest (includes: meal, side, juice box, cookie, and a small toy)
Choose a meal and side option for your party guests; please note that you must order a minimum of 10 portions to select that meal or side choice.
Gift Bags include a Panda Hat/Scarf, Panda Keychain, and a Grow Aquarium. Note: they must be ordered at least one week in advance of the party.
Phone: (403) 232-7770
Email: [email protected]
Unfortunately, there is no discount for members. Birthday Parties are sold as a group package and the price per person is not affected if some of the guests have passes or memberships.
Yes, the price applies to any guest ages 3 years and older; children under the age of 3 are free.
Yes, at parties for children turning ages 3 – 5, we require one adult chaperone for every three children; at parties for children turning ages 6+, we require one adult chaperone for every four children.
No outside food is permitted except for a birthday cake or birthday cupcakes.
You are welcome to bring your own cake or we can provide you with cupcakes (chocolate or vanilla) for a price per person. You are responsible for providing all plates, napkins, cutlery and cutting/serving utensils for your cake.
Birthday Parties are non-refundable; however, you may reschedule your party by providing us with at least two weeks’ notice (a new date would be pending availability). There is a $75 Administrative Fee to move the Birthday Party date.
Yes, you are welcome to bring in your own decorations but none that need to be attached to the walls or ceiling. Please note: due to the safety of the animals, all balloons, piñatas, confetti and balls of any kind are not permitted on Zoo grounds and are therefore not permitted in party locations. We will supply you with some basic birthday party decorations. We are not able to permit early access to the party location so you will need to put up your decorations in the first few minutes of the party.
All guests should park in the North Parking lot and enter through the North Entrance. Please note that parking is not included in your Birthday Party. The cost is $13 per vehicle daily. Any attendees with a valid Engage or Inspire membership may use their pass for parking access. (West Gate Parking continues to be closed.)
Yes, your Birthday Party Package includes admission to the zoo for you and your guests. You may enter the Zoo before the party and/or stay after the party to enjoy the Zoo. Please note that you will not be able to access the party location before the party start time and you must take all belongings with you from the room at the end of the party.
We book parties on a first-come first-served basis and a party is not confirmed with us until we receive full payment. The booking fee is non-refundable so please be 100% sure of your commitment when you book. One of our Event Sales Coordinators will discuss all of the details with you and accept payment (by credit card) over the phone.
Unfortunately, the zoo does not provide any storage areas – all belongings must leave the party location when your party time has ended. We suggest bringing or renting a wagon to help you cart items between your vehicle and the Zoo. Rentals can be arranged at our North Gift Shop.
If the zoo is open, the party will run as scheduled; there are no refunds or rescheduling due to inclement weather.