Birthday Parties at Sunset Zoo

Zoorific Party Packages

For Children Turning 2 Years & Up

A year of adventure begins with a Sunset Zoo birthday party. You bring the guests and the presents and let Sunset Zoo do the rest. 

Want to host a birthday party but not interested in a Zoorific party package?
Book a Zoo event facility.

What's Included

Your host leads 22 party guests through a fun and educational animal-themed birthday party. Your party lasts 1.5 hours and includes:

  • Animal Painting Experience - enrichment keeps Zoo animals active and healthy; birthday party guests will observe a Zoo resident paint a masterpiece, and each of your guest will get to take home a piece of the art. Animal choices (limit 1): African Ball Python, Virginia Opossum.
  • Live Animal Encounter with one of the Zoo's educational animal ambassadors themed to connect with your Zoo tour.
  • Mini Guided Zoo Tour - choose between the Africa Forest Trail, the Americas, or the Australian Walkabout.
  • Time to Open Presents - 15-20 minutes during the program to open presents brought by your guests.
  • Goodie Bags - each of your guest will receive a goodie bag to take home in addition to a piece of the animal artwork.  Goodie bags will contain prepackaged cotton candy and other party favors.
  • Party Supplies and Decor - up to 22 invitations and Zoo-themed decorations.


$195 includes admission and party package for 22 guests (adults and/or children). $15 off for Friends of Sunset Zoo members. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, additional guests are not allowed.

Availability & Reservations

Birthday parties are available year-round and based out of the Zoo's Nature Exploration Center (an indoor venue). Parties are scheduled from 10:00am - 11:30am or 1:30 - 3:00pm. Two week advance notice is required to schedule, dependent on availability. Advance payment is required to reserve a party date; this advance payment is a non-refundable deposit.

To inquire about a date,

contact Tammy Jones by emailing
or call 785-587-2737.

Overnight Zoorific Birthday Party

Celebrate your a special birthday with a Slumber Zzzoofari Party, an overnight adventure in the wild of Sunset Zoo, instead.

Behind the Scenes Experience

Looking for a unique, birthday party experience for smaller group or adult audience?  Check out our Behind the Scenes Experiences instead by clicking here.