Wild Birthday Parties

**New for 2023: There will be a $20 administrative fee per program charged for changes of date, so please make sure your date is correct before reserving your date! Thank you for helping us keep our programs affordable!


Party Like an Animal! 

Do you want to have the wildest birthday party in town? Then, the Racine Zoo is the place for you! There are several party options for your special day. The Zoo can come to your home to help you celebrate your birthday with a 30-45 minute animal program. You can also enjoy your birthday at the Zoo with admission, rental space, and live animal presentation. Zoo members receive a 10% discount on Wild Birthday Party packages.

For birthday party reservations or questions, call 262-636-9580 or e-mail us at education@racinezoo.org

On-Site Birthday Party Information Sheet

On-Site Party Booking Sheet

Off-Campus Birthday Party Information Sheet

Off-Campus Birthday Party Booking Sheet

Please note that all party times are first-come, first served, and that all birthday parties must be reserved with a completed booking sheet at least two weeks in advance of the day of the party.

Birthday Party On-Site Rental Rates

Birthday party site rentals are reserved for two-hours (additional hours may be reserved at an additional fee).  General Zoo admission is included for all party guests. Click here for a description on the sites listed below.


Birthday Site Rental Number of Guests Included Site Rental Fee  Cost Per Additional Guest  
Safari Tent 24 $300 $8
Jungle Junction 24 $300 $8
Meerkat Manor 40 $350 $8
Kiwanis Education Center 30 $325 (30 is max. capacity)
Bear Backyard 60 $600 $8
North Train Track 45 $400 $8
South Train Track 45 $400 $8
Helen Ireland Wildlife Theater 50 $450 $8
Racine Rotary West Safari Base Camp 50 $600 $8
African Savanna & Racine Rotary West Safari Base Camp 100 $950 $8
Kiwanis Memorial Amphitheater 100 $900 $8


Off-Campus Birthday Party Rates

Live Animals Birthday Party Up to 30 Guests $200 plus travel fee
Live Animals Birthday Party More than 31 Guests $220 plus travel fee

 *Travel Fee (added on to party fee): $10/10 miles, $20/20 miles, $30/30 miles, etc. 

For parties more than 100 miles from Racine, please contact us to make special arrangements. 


Party add-ons for parties at the Zoo can include:

  • Live animal program: $25 per animal, up to 4 animals
  • Space heaters: $50/each
  • Grill rental: $50

Party add-ons for ANY party include:

  • Craft: $15 per 15 kids
  • Story Time: $10
  • Goodie Bags: $5.00 each


Not a member? Join today for 10% off any party package!


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