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Birthday Parties

"Zoo to You" Birthday Outreach

If you want to connect to the natural world at your party but can't make it out to Tanganyika, we can bring the party to you! Our offsite birthday experiences are 1.5 hours of animal encounters, hands-on activities, and FUN!

Additional Items
  • Premium Animal Ambassador - $50 each
  • Mileage (outside of Sedgwick County only) - varies
Base Package Cost: $250

Children's Party Packages - Park Open

When the Park is open for the season (March 17 - November 5, 2017) the following packages are available for children turning age 11 and under:

Children's Safari Party

  • An exclusive outdoor area for your party for 1.5 hours
  • A Guest Services attendant to assist with set-up, cleanup and presentation of the Animal Ambassador
  • Admission for 2 guests and 10 participants
  • Serving materials for birthday participants including tablecloth, plates, cups, and plastic silverware
  • Special visit from an Animal Ambassador (Premium Ambassador upgrade available for $50)
  • Each birthday participant receives:
    • FREE Experience Token
    • FREE Ice Cream Treat
    • Coupon for 10% off in the Gift Shop
    • Coupon for $2 off their next Admission 
The Birthday Child Also Receives:
  • A VIP Wristband for maximum animal interaction
  • $15 Gift Certificate to the Gift Shop
  • FREE pass to return to the Park
Additional Items
  • Additional Participants (children) - $10 each
  • Additional Guests (adults) - $8 each
  • Party Bags (include an assortment of party toys, recommended for ages 3 and up) - $2.50 per child
  • Premium Animal Ambassador - $50
Base Package Cost: $175 (1 Birthday Child) & $205 (2 Birthday Children)

Children's Wildly Different Party

  • An exclusive indoor area for your party for 2 hours
  • Admission for 2 guests and 10 participants
  • Serving materials for birthday participants and guests including tablecloth, plates, cups, and plastic silverware
  • A Safari Guide educator to facilitate birthday party activities
  • A guided birthday party experience with your choice of activities for a customizable itinerary! Fill your 2 hours with the following activities:
    • Mix and Mingle Time - 15 minutes (let everyone get settled before the fun begins!)
    • Interactive Animal Encounter (choose 1):
      • Animal Ambassador Program - a 30-minute program featuring 4 animals from our Education Collection
      • Animal Meet and Greet - a 30-minute informal encounter featuring 4 animals from our Education Collection
      • Optional Premium Animal Ambassador ($50 upgrade) - Meet a penguin, alligator, or one of the babies from the Nursery during one of the above encounters
    • Activity (choose up to 30 minutes of activities)
      • Enrichment Project - 30 minutes (learn how we keep the animals at the Park happy and healthy by making a fun treat for them to enjoy)
      • Birthday Craft Project - 30 minutes
      • Park Tour - Spend 30 minutes learning about a few of Tanganyika's residents
      • Game Time - 15 minutes
      • Interactive Lesson - 15 minutes
    • Refreshment / Gift Time (45 minutes)
  • The above is just a recommended itinerary for your party. We would be more than happy to customize the day's activities to fit your child's wishes!
  • Each birthday participant receives:
    • FREE Experience Token
    • FREE Ice Cream Treat
    • Coupon for 10% off in the Gift Shop
    • Coupon for $2 off their next Admission
The Birthday Child Also Receives:
  • A VIP Wristband for maximum animal interaction
  • $15 Gift Certificate to the Gift Shop
  • FREE pass to return to the Park
Additional Items
  • Additional Participants (children) - $10 each
  • Additional Guests (adults) - $8 each
  • Party Bags (include an assortment of party toys, recommended for ages 3 and up) - $2.50 per child
  • Premium Animal Ambassador - $50
Base Package Cost: $250 (1 Birthday Child) & $280 (2 Birthday Children)

 Children's Party Packages - Park Closed

When the Park is closed for the winter (before March 17 or after November 5 in 2017) the following packages are available for children turning age 11 and under:

Children's Winter Safari Party

  • An exclusive indoor area for your party for 2 hours (entry to the Park is not included)
  • A Guest Services attendant to assist with set-up, cleanup, presentation of the Animal Ambassador program, and entry to the Gift Shop
  • Attendance to your party for up to 40 guests (no more than 40 guests are permitted).
  • Tableware (including plates, napkins, cups, and plastic silverware)
  • A 1/4 sheet cake (your choice of flavor)
  • A 30-minute Animal Ambassador Program featuring 4 of the Park's education animals (a $300 value)
  • Each child will receive:
    • Coupon for $2 off their next Admission
The Birthday Child Also Receives:
  • $15 Gift Certificate to the Gift Shop
  • FREE pass to return to the Park
Additional Items
  • Party Bags (include an assortment of party toys, recommended for ages 3 and up) - $2.50 per child
  • Premium Animal Ambassador - $50
Base Package Cost: $175 (1 Birthday Child) & $205 (2 Birthday Children)

Children's Winter Wildly Different Party

  • An exclusive indoor area for your party for 2 hours (entry to the Park is not included)
  • A Safari Guide educator to facilitate party activities
  • Attendance to your party for up to 40 guests (more than 40 guests are not permitted).
  • Tableware (including plates, napkins, cups, and plastic silverware)
  • A 1/4 sheet cake (your choice of flavor)
  • A guided birthday party experience with your choice of activities for a customizable itinerary! Fill your 2 hours with the following activities:
    • Mix and Mingle Time - 15 minutes (let everyone get settled before the fun begins!)
    • Interactive Animal Encounter (choose 1):
      • Animal Ambassador Program - a 30-minute program featuring 4 animals from our Education Collection
      • Animal Meet and Greet - a 30-minute informal encounter featuring 4 animals from our Education Collection
      • Optional Premium Animal Ambassador ($50 upgrade) - Meet a penguin, alligator, or one of the babies from the Nursery during one of the above encounters
    • Activity (choose up to 30 minutes of activities)
      • Enrichment Project - 30 minutes (learn how we keep the animals at the Park happy and healthy by making a fun treat for them to enjoy)
      • Birthday Craft Project - 30 minutes
      • Game Time - 15 minutes
      • Interactive Lesson - 15 minutes
    • Refreshment / Gift Time (45 minutes)
  • The above is just a recommended itinerary for your party. We would be more than happy to customize the day's activities to fit your child's wishes!
  • Each child will receive:
    • Coupon for $2 off their next Admission
The birthday child also receives:
  • $15 Gift Certificate to the Gift Shop
  • FREE pass to return to the Park
Additional Items
  • Party Bags (include an assortment of party toys, recommended for ages 3 and up) - $2.50 per child
  • Premium Animal Ambassador - $50
Base Package Cost: $250 (1 Birthday Child) & $280 (2 Birthday Children)

Rules/Guidelines

  • The birthday child must be turning 11 or under to book the birthday party packages above. For children 12 or older (including adults) we have separate birthday packages. Please call for more details.
  • The “Birthday Party” or “Party” is the person(s) that purchased the birthday event.
  • A “Birthday Participant” is defined as a child that is directly participating in the birthday festivities and will receive the birthday party items (coupons and tableware).
  • A “Birthday Guest” is defined as an adult or child that is attending the birthday party, but not directly participating in the festivities. This would include parents and/or siblings of birthday participants, or family of the birthday child. Guests do not receive any birthday items.
  • All birthday activities should be completed within the scheduled birthday timeslot. After the given time, Birthday Participants and Guests may remain in the Park and have fun (for "Open" parties only), but items any items that remain may be removed and/or thrown away. Wildly Different Parties are required to exit the party space at the end of the party time.
  • The ice cream treat coupon can be redeemed at any time during the visit ("Open" parties only).
  • The Experience Token may be used at any time during the visit ("Open" parties only).
  • Special birthday cups, plates, etc. will on be provided for Birthday Participants. Utensils for all other Birthday Guests must be provided by Birthday Party. For Wildly Different and Winter Safari Parties, all items are provided for all guests.
  • If the Birthday Party is paying for additional Guests and/or Participants, Tanganyika will assign payment on a first come, first served basis upon check in the day of the party. If the Birthday Party wishes to pay for specific Guests and/or Participants (but not others), they must provide a checklist to Tanganyika that specifies who they are willing to pay for.
  • All birthday parties will be located in an OUTSIDE covered area unless otherwise specified by package type.
  • REFUND/CANCELLATION - Cancellations more than 48 hours before the scheduled Party time are eligible for a return of the deposit. The Party may be rescheduled at any time, but new date/time is dependent upon availability.

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