Birthday Parties

Zoo Knoxville offers a variety of options to make your birthday celebration special.

PARTIES INCLUDE

  • 1 ½ hours of party time
  • Party consultant to handle everything from set-up to clean-up
  • Party space
  • Private animal encounter
  • Zoo admission for 40 guests ages 4 and up; under 4 are free (additional admission tickets can be purchased for $10 per person; Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders are free)
  • Animal party hats
  • Zoo-themed paper products
  • Soft drinks or juice boxes
  • Happy Birthday sign greeting the guest of honor at the zoo’s front entrance

EXTRAS

  • Cheese or pepperoni pizzas: $8 per pizza (Provided by Papa John’s Pizza)
  • Goody Bags: $2 per bag
  • Birthday cake or 20 cupcakes: Price varies
  • Carousel tokens: $1 per token
  • Zoo Choo Train rides: $3 per ride
  • Zoo Knoxville Mascot appearance: $75
  • Experience wristband for unlimited carousel, train and camel rides: $13
  • Face painter: $150

 

Birthday Party in a Bag

For those who prefer a less structured affair, this package allows you to have your party at the picnic spot of your choice in the zoo. Cost is $325 ($275 for Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders).

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 20 admission tickets to Zoo Knoxville
  • 20 apple juice boxes or two 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola products
  • 20 cupcakes
  • 20 animal party hats
  • Table cover
  • Napkins

 

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking to hold any date and time. If party is booked within eight (8) days of party date there is an additional $50 fee added to party package. Additional birthday children are $25 per child.

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For more information or to book a party, contact Corporate Sales at zkcorporatesales@zooknoxville.org.  

Party Venues

Kids Cove Party Room

  • $375 ($325 for Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders)
  • Available daily
  • Accommodates up to 40 guests

Clayton Safari Splash Water Play Area

  • $475 ($425 for Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders)
  • Available May through September
  • Available evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Accommodates up to 60 guests

Wee Play Adventure Indoor Play Area

  • $475 ($425 for Zoo Knoxville annual pass holders)
  • Available evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Accommodates up to 60 guests