Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at Dickerson Park Zoo

To schedule a fabZOOlous birthday party, please call 417-833-1570.

Party Details

  • For children turning ages 3–10
  • Saturdays and Sundays year round
  • Your choice of party times: 10:30 a.m.–noon OR 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Party rain or shine, hot or cold! Indoor party space is not weather dependent!

Hosted 90-Minute Party Includes

  • Rental of a private, indoor classroom
  • Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, table cloths (reusable to encourage conservation)
  • Safari-themed decor
  • A 30-minute educational animal program with three animal guests from the education department collection
  • A 15-minute craft (for up to 10 children)
  • 45 minutes for you to celebrate with refreshments that you provide.


  • FOZ Member price – $175
  • Non-member price – $225
  • Birthday party attendees will receive group rate admission if you choose to enter the zoo on the same day.

*Party fee does not include zoo admission.

Important information

Contact the Zoo Education Department for scheduling at 417-833-1570

  • We require a one month notice to schedule your party. Time slots fill up very quickly, so book early. Deposit of $100 is due at time of booking.
  • Parties are hosted in a private classroom setting.
  • Food and refreshments are welcome but must leave the facility after the party. Refrigerated space is unavailable for storage before or after your party.