Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Now Booking Zoo Birthday Parties!

The zoo is open, so come party with us today!

For your safety, we are following all local and federal regulations and offer increased cleaning, limited capacities, and new safety precautions.  Right now, we accommodate parties with 25 guests. Please keep in mind some features (like the bounce house and face painting) are unavailable. Please keep this in mind as you browse through the information below!

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Go wild with a birthday party at the Zoo! Birthday Parties are offered year-round, and you may add an animal encounter for Saturday and Sunday parties!

Ready to Book?
Call (401) 467-0150 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm or e-mail GSales@rwpzoo.org. Our Group Sales associates are eager to plan your special day!
NOTE: The group sales ofice is closed Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
 
 
Check out our birthday party packages for the historic Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park.
Choose how you want to party with us!
Do-it-Yourself Zoo Adventure Party

Book a Zoo Adventure Party and choose how YOU celebrate. Gather with your guests, bring your favorite food and activities from home to enjoy, and celebrate together – and then venture out to see the exhibits!

Parties begin at $295 and includes party space and entry for 15 guests.
Add extra adults for $15.95 and extra children for $9.95
Available weekdays or weekends at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Party Includes:

  • Use of a semi-private party space for 90 minutes
  • All-day access to the Zoo for party guests
  • Downloadable party invitations
  • Free guest parking
  • Customize your party with exclusive extras!

Please note: A guest is considered anyone over age 1. Be sure to include all party guests in your final headcount. We encourage hosts to bring their own activities and party goods (including food, cakes, plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery) though limited restrictions apply. Hosts are responsible for storing all food and party supplies. Hoping for a longer party? Ask a Group Sales representative about extending your party rental. Come celebrate the wild way!
 

Party Animals Package

Celebrate someone’s special day in a wild way! This all-inclusive party package makes for the ultimate extravaganza – just sit back and enjoy. Book now for the premium Zoo birthday experience everyone will be roaring about!

MEMBERS SAVE! RWP Zoo member rate: $370 / Non-member rate: $395 and includes party space and entry for 15 guests
Add extra guests for $25
Available weekdays or weekends at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
Party Includes:

  • All-day access to the Zoo
  • Use of semi-private party space for 90 minutes
  • Tablecloths and eco-friendly plates, cups, napkins, and utensils – all complimentary
  • Kid-friendly fare for everyone:
    • Stromboli Pizza Roll-Ups or hot dogs
    • Ice cream treat
    • Juice and water
  • Free guest parking
  • Customize your party with these exclusive extras!
  • Special gift for the birthday child

Please note: A guest is considered anyone over age 1. All guests must be included in the final headcount.
 

NEW! After-Hours Backyard Bash

This party is not currently available, but we hope to reopen bookings soon.  Please check back! 

Let a child’s curiosity take over as you celebrate open-ended play and exploration with this special, private birthday event! You and your guests will have exclusive access to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard, CVS Health Treehouse, and Beyond the Fence play zones after the Zoo is closed to the public. Bring your favorite treats from home, or arrange to have delicious food served at your party by our catering team (additional fees apply).

Parties cost $695 for up to 50 guests (includes both children and adults)
Available May - August from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Dates are limited – come celebrate today!

Does it look like showers are in the forecast? Pull out your rain boots – this party takes place rain or shine! Come splash through puddles, build with mud, and dance in the rain.

Please note: During this premium event, only Hasbro's Our Big Backyard will be open to visitors; access to the Zoo’s animal exhibits is not available. The Zoo does reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any event based on current and/or forecasted weather conditions, including extreme weather or lightning. The indoor facility can accommodate up to 35 guests.
 

Wild Extras for Every Party

Add these Zoo exclusives to make your party even more special:

  • Animal encounter: Schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet with an education ambassador animal for only $65.  Choose from bunny, ferret, snake, lizard, farmyard chicken, tenrec (lesser hedgehog), tree frog, or creepy crawlies. 
  • Personal bounce house: Children ages 3-12 will enjoy exclusive access to this much-loved party attraction.  The bounce house will be situated in close proximity to the event.  Available April – October (weather pending) and remains open for unlimited bounces during your 90-minute party. $75. NOTE: For your safety, this feature is currently unavailable​.
  • Private face painter: Marvel at the designs of a master face-painter catering exclusively to your event!  Available April – October, guests can enjoy complimentary designs during the 90-minute party.  Face-painters can design approximately 35 faces per party.  Starts at $105. NOTE: For your safety, this feature is currently unavailable​.

     

COVID-Safe Experiences
  • All guests and employees must wear masks for the duration of their visit.  Guests will be able to take their masks off while dining, but will be asked to put masks back on when they are not actually eating.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and usage is encouraged. 
  • The zoo’s hours have changed so we are now open 9 AM – 4 PM.  Previously 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Party guests can arrive as early as 9 AM to explore the zoo. 
  • Both the host and guests will check in at a special check-in table on the main entrance (near the rightmost cashier booth). 
  • Attendees will want to be sure to plan extra time for driving, reaching the main entrance, checking in, and then reaching the venue.  The venue is about 10 minutes from the main entrance, but may be a bit longer if guests have to walk at a social distance on the pathways. 
  • Both before and after the party ends, guests will be able to freely explore the zoo. 
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo presently features a one-way traffic pattern through the exhibits, to best assist with social distancing.  There are also markers on public pathways to help guests social distance properly. 
  • This map will show our zoo’s present availability.  Please keep in mind some popular areas are closed for safety, including Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard and Faces of the Rainforest.
  • Cleaning schedules and disinfection procedures have been increased zoowide for added safety and peace of mind. 
  • Per present Department of Health event policies, one member of each household must provide contact-tracing information (name, address, email, phone) to admit to the event/zoo.