Birthday Party Celebrations!
Packages and Décor Options
Thank you for your interest in hosting a birthday party at the Naples Zoo! We offer upscale birthday party options including themed décor complete with private animal encounters and shows as well as exclusive use of our RainForest Grove special events area.
Do-It-Yourself Informal PartiesYou are welcome you to celebrate at the Zoo in an informal way. How? Just bring everything you need to celebrate like cake and presents. Coolers are also permitted. Food options are also available from Wynn's at the Zoo. All of our picnicking areas are first come/first serve so arrive early to secure a space. There are two open areas - one near The ZOO Gift Shop and one by Alligator Bay.
You can purchase discounted tickets for you and your guests. Or, if you are a member, you can receive a better discount using your membership! Check the daily events schedule to help you plan out your day!
INFORMAL CELEBRATION F.A.Q.
Can I bring in my own food? Yes. Picnics and coolers are permitted. (Alcholic beverages are not permitted.) Sandwiches and treats are also available at Wynn's at the Zoo if you'd like your guests to eat on their own and just join you for cake.
Can I bring ballons, candles, etc.? Balloons, piñatas, and streamers as well as straws and plastic lids are NOT allowed as they can present a choking danger to the animals. Likewise, candles are not permitted as the picnic areas are over dried mulch and can pose a fire hazard.
Can I host my party on a Collier Resident Free Saturday? Yes, you may, but we do not recommend it for your enjoyment. These are the busiest zoo days of the year and lines for boats, snacks, giraffe feeding, etc. can be long and show seating can fill up. Likewise, the picnic areas fill up rapidly and you will likely have issues finding table space. The other consideration is parking as the lots can fill up very early in the day. If you decide to do this, remember to bring proof of residency and enough adults to watch the children in the crowds.
Do you have a private area? If you're looking for something more formal with a reserved space, we do offer private rentals of the beautiful RainForest Grove. Rentals are available for $500 for a half day and $800 for a full day and includes tables and chairs for up to 72 people. For an additional fee, we can arrange for linens as well as additional tables and chairs. (Rental fee does not include admission.)
Can I arrange something special for my party? If you've booked RainForest Grove, we can schedule a private Meet the Keeper at the African lions. We also offer a fun "What Do Animals Eat" presentation that can be done in RainForest Grove - or if you haven't booked the Grove, this can be offered in the Safari Canyon theater. Both of these are available for an additional fee.
I'm planning an adult party. Can I bring in alcohol? Alcholic beverages are not permitted to be brought inside the zoo. If you want to arrange a toast, Wynn's at the Zoo does sell alcholic beverages.
Questions? Contact our Group Sales Department at 239-262-5409 x127