Birthday Parties

Birthday Party General Information:

The Bergen County Zoo offers birthday parties for children turning 5 years old or older. Birthday parties are held in the Education Center Building in one of the private classrooms. The party package consists of a two-hour program in which the first 40-45 minutes is a fun and educational portion. The maximum children allowed in the party is no more than 20.
The Birthday Party Program includes the following:
  • Invitations for 20 children (serving as zoo admission ticket for one child and one adult).
  • Food for the party guest, to be served by the parent party host (3 large pizzas, 24 cupcakes and 24 juice boxes). For additional pizza pies, please contact the party coordinator. All paper products are included.
  • Live animal demonstrations for a total of three (3) animals. Animals are to be selected from the lists found on the birthday party brochure.
  • A fun and educational birthday party activity selected by the party host. There are three (3) birthday activities to choose from which are found on the birthday party brochure.
  • Canvas craft bags (one per child up to 20 children). Included in the craft bag is a complimentary Train and Carousel Ticket. Train/Carousel rides are not part of the two-hour program; they are to be used after the party and are good until the end of the year.
  • A special gift from our demonstration animals for the party child.

Party Fees:

The party cost is $300 for Bergen County residents and for zoo members; $350 for non-residents.

Book a Party:

Birthday parties are booked on a first come-first served basis. In order to secure a party date, you must submit a completed application along with a $50 non-refundable deposit to the party coordinator. Applications, with the deposit fee, can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Bergen County Zoo - 216 Forest Avenue - Paramus, NJ.  Forms of payment are cash or check only; checks are to be made payable to the Bergen County Zoo. 
If you have any questions regarding the Birthday Party Program please call the party coordinator at
201-634-3100, ext.3110.