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Private Events 2024

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The Zoo is consistently named one of the nation’s “Top Ten Zoos for Kids” by national media outlets and is a conservation leader, contributing more than $300,000 annually to local, regional and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1,600 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.

Group Rate Tickets

Birthday Parties

Group Picnic Options

Buy Out Options

Group Rate Tickets

Groups of 20 people or more will receive a $2 discount on each ticket when purchasing tickets online. This discount will automatically be applied to your cart at checkout.

 

Birthday Parties

Host a birthday party that kids and adults alike won’t forget!

You and your guests will enjoy our private, outdoor Bamboo Forest Party Deck, located beside our Bamboo Forest Adventure Play course. All you need to bring are your guests and gifts – our professional staff will handle the rest – from setup to cleanup. For even more fun, let the Zoo cater your party with food and drinks!

YOUR BIRTHDAY-AT-THE-ZOO INCLUDES:

  • General admission tickets to Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for up to 15 guests
    • Additional admission tickets (max of 10 additional) can be purchased by calling Group Sales at 260-427-6800
  • 2 hours in our private, outdoor Bamboo Forest Party Deck with space for up to 25 guests
    • Parties over this size are encouraged to consider our picnic offerings
  • Birthday gift from the Zoo
  • Birthday cupcakes & ice water
  • 1 hour of exclusive play time on our Bamboo Forest Adventure Play course
  • Party supplies and decor provided
  • Event host on hand to assist with party and activities

*Outside décor, food, and beverages are not permitted in the reserved space, with the exception of a birthday cake, which is welcomed.

This space is outdoors and in the elements. Patio umbrellas are set up on multiple tables throughout the space for shade and inclement weather coverage however please be prepared for all weather types. No refund or rain checks and indoor space requests due to inclement weather are not guaranteed.

ou and your guests will enjoy our private ocean party room**, located in the depths of The Reef exhibit. All you need to bring are your guests and gifts – our professional staff will handle the rest – from setup to cleanup. For even more fun, let the Zoo cater your party with food and drinks!

 

YOUR BIRTHDAY-AT-THE-ZOO INCLUDES:

  • General admission tickets to Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for up to 15 guests
    • Additional admission tickets (max of 10 additional) can be purchased by calling Group Sales at 260-427-6800
  • 2 hours in our private, ocean-themed party room** with space for up to 25 guests
    • Parties over this size are encouraged to consider our picnic offerings
  • Birthday gift from the Zoo
  • Birthday cupcakes & ice water
  • Zoo led craft
  • Party supplies and decor provided
  • Event host on hand to assist with party and activities

UPGRADE YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE:

  • Premium Package
    • all standard birthday party package items
    • 15 ride wristbands good for all day rides ($150 value!)
  • Deluxe Package
    • All premium birthday party package items
    • 2 pitchers of your choice of Coke fountain beverage with unlimited refills
    • Private animal experience led by a Zoo Keeper

*Outside décor, food, and beverages are not permitted in the reserved space, with the exception of a birthday cake, which is welcomed.

**Reef Birthday party room is accessed by a steep hill. If mobility is a concern, please consider our Rain Forest Birthday option.

You and your guests will enjoy our private jungle party room, located in the heart of the Indonesian Rain Forest. All you need to bring are your guests and gifts – our professional staff will handle the rest – from setup to cleanup. For even more fun, let the Zoo cater your party with food and drinks!

YOUR BIRTHDAY-AT-THE-ZOO INCLUDES:

  • General admission tickets to Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for up to 15 guests
    • Additional admission tickets (max of 10 additional) can be purchased by calling Group Sales at 260-427-6800
  • 2 hours in our private, jungle-themed party room** with space for up to 25 guests
    • Parties over this size are encouraged to consider our picnic offerings
  • Birthday gift from the Zoo
  • Birthday cupcakes & ice water
  • Zoo led craft
  • Party supplies and decor provided
  • Event host on hand to assist with party and activities

UPGRADE YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE:

  • Premium Package
    • all standard birthday party package items
    • 15 ride wristbands good for all day rides ($150 value!)
  • Deluxe Package
    • All premium birthday party package items
    • 2 pitchers of your choice of Coke fountain beverage with unlimited refills
    • Private animal experience led by a Zoo Keeper

*Outside décor, food, and beverages are not permitted in the reserved space, with the exception of a birthday cake, which is welcomed.

Group Picnic Options

When you choose an all-inclusive Group Picnic, you’re choosing an unbeatable value. Simply choose your date and one of two menu options and our professional staff will handle the rest – from setup to cleanup.

Buy Out Options

From Red Panda Ridge to the African Journey, from the Australian Outback Adventure to the Indiana Family Farm, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is sure to wow your guests when your group has the entire facility at their disposal!

READY TO BOOK YOUR EVENT?

Contact the private events team at 260.427.6800 ext. 2 or groupsales@kidszoo.org to book your event.

All pricing is subject to change without notice. A minimum deposit is required to reserve your date.

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