Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Rhode Island state policies currently allow up to 25 guests at our package parties and up to 3 households at a DIY party.  For your peace of mind, a detailed outline of our COVID-safe procedures can be found below. 

Contact to plan your party TODAY!

OR check out our birthday party packages for the historic Carousel Village located in Roger Williams Park, just a short distance from the Zoo.
Choose how you want to party with us!
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 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:
    • Cheese Pizza or hot dogs
    • Ice cream treat
    • Juice and water
  • Free guest parking
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Customize your party with exclusive extras!

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

As of February 12, 2021, the State of RI allows up to 25 total guests at a catered event (like this package party). 

  • If your headcount includes at least 15 guests, RI also requires every guest to present a negative COVID test (taken within 48 hours of the event) before they can be admitted to the zoo. 
  • Note that if RI policy changes to include larger gatherings, we will gladly increase the size of your party! 


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 $225 and includes party space and admission for party guests
Add extra adults for $15.95 each and extra children for $9.95 each
Available 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
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Customize your party with exclusive extras! 

As you plan, note that a guest is considered anyone over age 1. Be sure to include all party guests in your final headcount.  In this DIY Party, hosts bring their own activities and party goods (including food, cakes, plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery) though limited restrictions apply. Come celebrate the wild way!

As of February 12, 2021, the State of RI limits uncatered events like this DIY party to three households at any outdoor gatherings (indoor gatherings can host two households). 

  • Looking for a larger party? Upgrade to the catered Party Animals Package, which can safely host 25 guests! 
  • Note that if RI policy changes to include larger gatherings, we will gladly increase the size of your party! 
Wild Extras for Every Party

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

  • Adaptations Explorer Private Tours: Home to dynamic animals like the Komodo Dragon, River Otters, and Tree Kangaroo, you can give your guests EXCLUSIVE access to the closed-to-the-public building!  A trained educator will be present to answer your questions as guests cycle through the space in groups of 10.  This event-exclusive is available for 20 minutes and takes place at the end of your party.  Don’t miss your chance to meet babirusas, binturongs, vultures and kookaburras today!  $235.
  • Animal encounter:  Bring a little wild a little closer!  Schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet with a trained animal handler, who will be there to answer any questions you may have.  Choose from bunny, ferret, snake, lizard, farmyard chicken, tenrec (lesser hedgehog), tree frog, or creepy crawlies.  PLUS, the guest of honor now receives a special painting made from their wild party guest! $85. 
  • Double animal encounter: Why have one animal, when you can have two?  This feature includes two of our animals (as described above) for the same unforgettable experience.  $150.

For your safety, the following features are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19. We hope to bring them back soon!

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
Keeping You Safe: COVID-related changes we’ve made to all zoo parties
  • RWPZ requires all guests and employees wear masks for the duration of their visit.  Guests will be able to take their masks off while dining, and will be asked to put masks back on when they are not actually eating.
  • Hand sanitizer is always available throughout the zoo.
  • We’ll have a check-in station for all parties.  A week before the party, staff will let you know where your check-in will be. 
  • 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. All events with 15 or more attendees are required to have guests show proof of a negative COVID test, taken with 48 hours of the event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cleaning schedules and disinfection procedures are more detailed than ever, with added scheduled cleanings for everyone’s wellbeing. 
  • From April – September, we’re open 9 AM – 4 PM, so you can begin exploring the exhibits as early as 9 AM!  From October – March, our hours are 10 AM – 4 PM. Plenty of time for adventure! 
After-Hours Backyard Bash *temporarily unavailable

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.