Go Wild! Birthday Parties

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Have your child's next birthday bash with us at the Columbian Park Zoo! Designed for children ages 3-12, Go Wild! Birthday Parties are a great way to make your child's birthday extra special.

Each Go Wild! Birthday Party package includes:


• 2 hour room reservation in the beautiful DeFouw Education Center

• Special presentation with up to 4 Animal Ambassadors, including hands-on interactions with the animals

• A keepsake photo of each child with one of the animals

• A craft for all participants

• A Zoo Staff member to assist

 

What to Expect:


The first hour of the party is facilitated by your Zoo Educator. This includes the animal presentation, photo and craft. Then we’ll turn the party over to you! The second hour is your free time to plan and facilitate. Popular activities include: cake and ice cream, opening presents, party games and visiting zoo exhibits (open season only).

What You Provide:


- Refreshments: Cake, ice cream, etc. 
- Decorations
- Paper/Plastic products like plates, napkins, eating utensils

Reservations:


To reserve your party date or for more information, please contact the Columbian Park Zoo Education Department at (765) 807-1540 or email zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov.
 
Parties are available most weekends, either morning or afternoon. Standard time slots are 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Select evenings may also be available - an after hours fee may apply. Reservations should be made at least 4 weeks in advance for fall and winter dates. For spring and summer parties, please make your reservations 8-12 weeks in advance to ensure the best selection of available dates.

Payment in full is due at the time of reservation.


Package Options:

Option 1: Voyage Package


  • Two-hour room rental in the Ocean Classroom of the DeFouw Education Center
  • Hands-on live animal presentation with up to 4 Animal Ambassadors
  • Photo keepsake of each child with an Animal Ambassadors
  • A craft for all participants
  • Up to 12 kids may participate
  • Maximum occupancy including adults (per fire code) = 25 persons
  • Zoo staff handles all clean-up

Voyage Package Fees:  $155 Members/$175 Non-Members
 

Option 2: Safari Package

  • Two-hour room rental in the Savannah Classroom of the DeFouw Education Center
  • Hands-on live animal presentation with up to 4 Animal Ambassadors
  • Photo keepsake of each child with an Animal Ambassadors
  • A craft for all participants
  • Up to 20 kids may participate
  • Maximum occupancy including adults (per fire code) = 32 persons
  • Zoo staff handles all clean-up

Safari Package Fees:  $205 Members/$225 Non-Members

  

Interested in becoming a Member of Friends of Columbian Park Zoo?  Visit our Membership Information Page here.
 
 

Important Information



Please read the Go Wild! Birthday Party Program Guidelines for important information including our Decoration and Refreshment Policies.

Questions?  Please contact the Zoo Education Department at (765) 807-1540 or email us at

zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov