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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

2017 Birthday Parties
Off Season Parties – January 1, 2016- April 12, 2017 and November 1, 2017- April, 2018
In Season Parties – April 13 -October 30, 2017 (includes Zoo Boo)
For party availability please contact Amy Wesner at (269)979-1351 ext. 175 or awesner@binderparkzoo.org

Zoo Party Package = $300
(April 13-October 8, 2017)

Zoo admission for guests Zoo staff to greet the birthday party Use of a private party room for up to 2 hours Animal Encounter by the Education department (includes two animals, with at least one being touchable) 2-3 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided) 1 token per guest (for giraffe feeding, train ride or carousel ride) **includes 20 individuals (adults and children over the age of two). Additional guests may be added for $10 each. The maximum number of guests is 30. Children under 2 years of age are free with any Birthday Party Package; however they do not receive a token.

Petting Zoo Party Package = $250                                                  
(June 1 – September 2, 2017)
Zoo admission for guests
Zoo staff to greet the birthday party
Use of a private party room for up to 2 hours
2-3 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided)
1 token per guest (for giraffe feeding, train ride or carousel ride)
Includes feed for the goats in the petting zoo for each guest
**includes 15 individuals (adults and children over the age of two). Additional guests may be added for $10 each. The maximum number of guests is 20. Children under 2 years of age are free with any Birthday Party Package; however they do not receive a token.

African Savanna Party Package = $350                                          
(June 1 – September 2, 2017)

Zoo admission for guests        
Zoo staff to greet the birthday party
Use of a private party room with a view of the African Savanna exhibit for up to 2 hours
2-3 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided)
Includes a giraffe feeding coupon for each guest, good for the entire season
**includes 20 individuals (adults and children over the age of two). Additional guests may be added for $10 each. The maximum number of guests is 30. Children under 2 years of age are free with any Birthday Party Package; however they do not receive a giraffe feeding coupon.

Zoo Boo Party Package = $300                                                        
(October 19 - 29, 2017)

Zoo Boo admission for guests                                                                        
Zoo staff to greet the birthday party
Use of a private party room for up to 2 hours
Animal Encounter by the Education department (includes two animals, with at least one being touchable)
2-3 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided)
1 token per guest (for train, carousel or hay ride)
1 token for Trick-r-Treat trail per guest
**includes 20 individuals (adults and children over the age of two). Additional guests may be added for $10 each. The maximum number of guests is 30. Children under 2 years of age are free with any Birthday Party Package; however they do not receive a token In Season.

Add-Ons (In Season Only)

Additional Tokens (for giraffe feeding, train ride or carousel ride) - $2 each
Large Cheese Pizza - $12 each
Large Pepperoni Pizza - $12 each
Pitcher of Pop - $4.00 each (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Orange, Root beer)
Table Service (Non-themed plates, forks, napkins, cups) for up to 20 people - $15

  • No confetti or balloons are allowed on zoo grounds for the safety of our animals, though you may bring other decorations and themed table service items.
  • Other than cake, no outside food or beverages are permitted on zoo grounds for the safety of our animals.  Certain items are available for purchase from the restaurant.  
  • Scheduling birthday parties will be based on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is recommended that you inquire about a specific date and time at least four weeks in advance.
  • Parties will not be extended past the end time.  Party room and animals for the presentation are solely chosen by Binder Park Zoo staff.  Party package payments are non-refundable and party times are firm. Parties occur regardless of weather conditions or changes in guest’s availability.

For questions or party availability please contact Amy Wesner at (269) 979-1351 ext. 175 or email awesner@binderparkzoo.org

Birthday Party Packages - Off Season
(Members receive 10% off)

Jungle Party Package = $175                                                                       
(November 1, 2017 – April, 2018)

Zoo staff to greet the birthday party
Use of a private party room for up to 2 hours
Animal Encounter by the Education department (includes two animals, with at least one being touchable)
2 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided)
** includes up to 30 people (adults and children).  Additional guests may be added for $5.00 each.  The maximum number of guests is 40.

Carousel Party Package - $275                                                        
(November 1, 2017 – April, 2018)

Zoo staff to greet the birthday party and run the carousel
Use of the carousel building for up to 2 hours
Animal Encounter by the Education department (includes two animals, with at least one being touchable)
2 self-run games and/or activities (instructions provided)
Unlimited carousel rides during the party
Off season includes up to 40 people (adults and children over the age of two) with a maximum number of 50 people. Additional guests may be added for $5.

  • No confetti or balloons are allowed on zoo grounds for the safety of our animals, though you may bring other decorations and themed table service items.
  • Outside food and drinks may be brought in during the Off Season; the Zoo will not provide refreshments or table service during this time. 
  • Scheduling birthday parties will be based on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is recommended that you inquire about a specific date and time four weeks in advance.
  • Parties will not be extended past the end time.  Party package payments are non-refundable and party times are firm. Parties occur regardless of weather conditions or changes in guest’s availability.
  • Party room and animals for presentation are chosen solely by Binder Park Zoo staff.  

For questions or party availability please contact Amy Wesner at (269) 979-1351 ext. 175 or awesner@binderparkzoo.org

**Binder Park Zoo takes pride in being a conservation minded organization and we would like to invite you to “Think Green” when planning your upcoming Birthday Party event!  Here are some ways you can make a big impact by choosing to provide items that are environmentally conscience!**

      1. Reduce plastic waste by offering reusable cups as a party favor that your guests can use at the party and take home with them after.  We currently have water refill stations available in birthday party areas.

      2. Purchase items in recycled paper packaging instead of plastic, such as; the cake, cutlery, decorations, table covers, paper plates and cups.  Paper eventually breaks down in the environment, whereas plastic never will, every single piece of plastic ever made still exists somewhere!

      3. Be a smart consumer, serve food and beverages that contain sustainable ingredients and do not contribute to habitat loss.  Palm oil production has resulted in the decline of many endangered species of plants and animals.  Control the ingredients offered at your party by baking the cake at home, especially if there are any allergies to consider.

      4. Skip the single use items like decorations, table covers, cutlery and food containers.  Have fun making your own decorations and table covers out of materials you already have at home.  Use tableware and food containers that you can wash and reuse later.

      5. In lieu of presents you can ask your guests to purchase an “Animal Adopt” or make a donation to help our animals here at the zoo, the certificate and stuffed animal that accompanies the adoption can be presented at the party to the birthday boy/girl.  This is a great way to show your support of the zoo and inspire others too!

For party availability or to schedule your party, please contact Amy Wesner at (269)979-1351 ext. 175 or awesner@binderparkzoo.org.

 
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