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Safari Birthday Parties

Members get $25 discount

# of people
Zoo Closed
Nov 3-Dec 
Mar 1 - May 9,
Sept 22 - Nov 2
May 10 - 
Sept 21
$ 180.00
$ 260.00
$ 300.00
$ 190.00
$ 280.00
$ 340.00
$ 210.00
$ 330.00
$ 420.00
$ 310.00
$ 430.00
$ 520.00

Timeslots:       11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Availability:  January – April or October – December: Saturdays & Sundays
May – September: Everyday of the week
Includes:         2.0 hrs of private rented space in outdoor Z’s Play Area located in Zoo (May-Sept)
Or indoor Ball Room space (Jan-April, Oct-Dec.)
Zoo admission for up to the total # of people reserved for (valid for the day of your party)
Zoo Party Host to set-up party space, greets host family, and clean-up party space
Table covering 
Personalized zoo-themed ¼ sheet cake
Paper service for cake (plates, forks, wet-wipes, and napkins)
Pink Lemonade & cups (children will receive souvenir zoo cup)
Party favors (animal masks & animal print safari hats) for children in attendance
Birthday Gift for birthday child (animal plush, or zoo t-shirt, or children’s book)
John Ball Zoo green-string-backpack for birthday child 
Animal encounter with two animals from zoo’s education collection

Games available for children to play during birthday party

(616) 336-4301           birthdays@jbzoo.org

*Please note: The entire party balance is due at the time of reservation. 75% is refundable if cancellation occurs at least 60 days in advance, 50% refundable if cancellation occurs 30 days prior to party, and non-refundable if cancellation occurs within 30 days of party date.


Quick Links (click on the yellow button)
Zoo-It Yourself
Safari Party
Totally Wild
Fun stuff you can add to your party
Adventure Experiences Rules and Guidelines