Birthday Party Packages

Looking to celebrate your child's birthday in a unique way? Invite your family and friends to join the Zoo's education team for a fun, educational and hassle-free birthday party. Each birthday party lasts up to one-and-a-half hours and can be scheduled Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Birthday parties are held in the RTI's Play & Learn Center located behind Kidzone, the nature play area in North America. 

Birthday Parties are offered year round. There are two options available. For a complete party package for children aged 4 years and up: 

Number of Participants Complete Party Package* 
(Children ages 4 and up)
Up to 15 $400.00
16-20 $450.00

*NC Zoo Society members receive a 15% discount off complete party package price.

Option 1: Complete party packages for children ages 4 years and older include: 

  • Zoo admission for pre-registered guests (25 people maximum due to room size). Admission Passes (e-tickets) will be emailed upon receipt of final numbers and payment (no later than two weeks before party date.)
  • Room Rental for one and a half hours
  • Party Set-Up: all paper goods and table décor including candles
  • Education Program (choose from themes listed below)
  • Animal Ambassador Encounter
  • Cake, ice cream, popcorn, & pink lemonade or water
  • Party Clean-Up

Education program is age appropriate and based on one of the following themes:

  • African Safari
  • Fairy Friends (costumes encouraged)
  • Survival 101 (fort building, outdoor camp fire)
  • Three Bears (Polar, Brown and Black Bears)

Option 2: For children under 4 or for those looking for something simpler. This simple party package allows you to rent out the education space for an hour and a half for $125 with a la carte options such as cake starting at $30 (based on size of party), ambassador animal encounter for $75, and goody bags for $10/child. You would be responsible for room set up, paper goods and clean up. Decorations are allowed with the exception of balloons. Parties are subject to a maximum of 25 people. 



To register, please call 336.879.7715 or email. A deposit of $100 will hold the day and time until you can send in the balance due two weeks prior to the party. Checks or money orders can be made out to NC Zoo Society, re: birthday party and mailed to North Carolina Zoo, Attention Kathy Osborne at 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205. 

Below are additional ideas to help you coordinate your special day for your loved one.

  • Discounted admission tickets for groups over 15 people (call 336.879.7700 for advance tickets)
  • Picnic areas (public picnic areas: first-come first-served)
  • Private picnic areas: (reservation only), please call 336.879.7700 for details and to reserve catering
  • NC Zoo Society Deck rental for members only (please contact NC Zoo Society

Please note the Zoo’s hours change based on the time of year: 
April through October: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
November through March: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about birthday parties can be found here.