Birthday Parties

Party Wild Package

Ages 4 - 12
The party package includes…

  • A party host
  • 2 hours in the zoo party room
  • An animal encounter
  • Animal-themed Game
  • Souvenir for each child
  • Present for the birthday boy or girl

Cost:
Party Package: $125.00 (Zoo Members receive a 10% discount = $112.50)
Plus $5.00 per child (Excludes the birthday boy or girl)
5 adults admitted free, additional adults = $2.50 each
A $25.00 penalty will be added to parties exceeding the 40 person maximum

Additional Options:
You may choose to add the following options to your party package. Some options are only available seasonally; call the Education Department for more information.

Craft: Each child at the party can make and take home their very own animal craft. Cost = $0.50 per child.
Catering: Have Potawatomi Zoo's Congo Cafe cater your birthday party. Contact the Congo Cafe at 574-235-5614 for more information. 
Train Ride: All Aboard! Take a ride on the Potawatomi Zoo Train. Cost is $2.00 per ticket. This option must be paid separately to the Potawatomi Zoological Society. Contact 574-288-4639 to purchase train tickets for your party.
Winter Discount: Birthday parties scheduled after the zoo closes for the season will be discounted with a per child and additional adult fee of $2.00 per person.

Zoo Cub Package 

Ages 1, 2, & 3
The party package includes…

  • A party host
  • 1 ½ hours in the zoo party room
  • An animal visitor
  • See & touch animal biofacts
  • Present for the birthday boy or girl

Cost:
Non-Members
$100 for up to 20 people
$110 for 21-30 people
$120 for 31-40 people
Members (10% discount)
$90 for up to 20 people
$99 for 21-30 people
$108 for 31-40 people
A $25.00 penalty will be added to parties exceeding the 40 person maximum.

Winter Discount: Birthday parties scheduled after the zoo closes for the season will be discounted $10.00

Additional Options:

You may choose to add the following options to your party package. Some options are only available seasonally; call the Education Department for more information.

Craft: Each child at the party can make and take home their very own animal mask. Cost = $0.50 per child.
Souvenirs: Take home a wild souvenir from your Zoo Cub birthday party. Cost = $1.50 each
Catering:  Have Potawatomi Zoo's Congo Cafe cater your birthday party. Contact the Congo Cafe at 574-235-5614 for more information.
Train Ride: Take a ride on the Potawatomi Zoo Train. Cost is $2.00 per person (children 2 & under free). Payment for this option is made separately and is payable to the Potawatomi Zoological Society. Contact 574-288-4639 to purchase train tickets for your party.

SCHEDULING A PARTY:

To schedule your child’s next birthday party at Potawatomi Zoo, contact the Education Department at #574.235.7621.
Parties are scheduled around the availability of the party room and the education staff. Dates and times are reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.
A $40.00 non-refundable deposit is required after reserving a party. This deposit reserves your party date and will be deducted from the total cost of the party.
The Education Department requires at least 2 weeks notice for scheduling a party; however, as our schedule can fill up quickly you may want to allow more time. Parties can be scheduled up to 2 months in advance. For example on March 1st, we will begin scheduling all May dates.

MORE INFORMATION:

Decorations
The party room is painted with an animal mural.
There are animal print tablecloths on the serving tables only.
You may bring other table covers if desired.
Please scroll down to bottom of page to view party room photos.
Invitations are now available!

Potawatomi Zoo now offers an invitation template free of charge to anyone who has a scheduled party.  Invitations can be emailed as a pdf file, which anyone can view and print using Adobe Reader software (free download from their website). The template could also be mailed to your address or a copy picked up at the zoo. Please note that we will only supply the invitation template. You will have to print or make copies of the invitation as needed.

Items that can not be brought into the zoo:

  • Balloons
  • Noise makers
  • Piñatas

The party room capacity is 40 total people.

Questions? Call the Education Department at 574.235.7621