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Birthday Parties at the Reptile Zoo

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See live animals up close!
Looking for a WILD spot for your child's party? With exotic and indigenous Michigan animals to help with the celebration, the World of Discovery is the perfect venue for a fun and memorable animal adventure! The Party Package includes exclusive use of the Party Room for an hour and half, a private hands-on animal presentation featuring a variety of animals led by a zoo educator, and a goody bag for each child. Guests are welcome to explore the exhibit area to view over 100 animals representing over 70 exotic and native reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds.

Pricing (memberships, coupons and special offers do not apply):

Party Animal Package: $60.00
Includes room rental of our Education Room for 1½ hours and a private hands-on interpretive animal presentation.


**Goody bags for each child available for a small fee.


Zoo admission fees apply for each member of the party, in addition to the package deal. Memberships are not valid on birthday parties.
  • Ages 3 to 11: $5.50
  • Ages 12 to 54: $8.00
  • Seniors (55 and up): $5.50
  • Ages under 3 are free

You will have the party room reserved for 1½ hours.
Available times for Birthday Parties are:

  • 10:00-11:30
  • 12:00-1:30
  • 2:00-3:30
  • 4:00-5:30

If you would like to party with us, please give us a call! We will ask you for:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Grade or age of children
  • Estimated number of children
  • Estimated number of adults
  • Name and telephone number
  • $60 deposit to reserve your date and time, deposit covers the party package. Refundable up to 2 weeks before party date.

We recommend scheduling your party at least one week in advance for weekdays, and two weeks for weekends. Please call to check on current availability. $60 party package is paid as a deposit to reserve your date and time. Refundable up to 2 weeks before party date.

How it works

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Birthday at the zoo!
At the beginning, feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to set up the classroom for your birthday party. You will be provided with wristbands for your guests. This is how we know who is with the party, and gives you access between the party room and exhibit area. We will provide you with colored wristbands for children and seniors(ages 3-11, 55+), and adults (ages 12-54). Children under 3 are free and do not need a wristband. If you need more wristbands in either color, please let us know and we can provide you with more. At the end of the birthday party, you hand in the remaining wristbands (This is how we keep track who is with the party and number of guests).

Once you have given your guests wristbands, invite them to look around the zoo while guests arrive. You will have one hour to look around, for food, presents, and any other activities. After that, we will do a 30 minute hands-on presentation that features 6-8 animals.

At the end of the hour and a half, you will have 15 minutes for clean-up at the end and the room then becomes available for the next event. You and your guests then have the opportunity to spend as much time as you would like in our main exhibit area, our nature trail and picnic tables.

You may bring any food and non-alcoholic beverages you wish for your party, or order pizza for delivery. We provide tables and chairs for the estimated number of guests attending; however, please plan on bringing disposable table cloths. More tables and chairs may be available if needed. Our staff can place ice cream in our freezer in our kitchen for you.

For more information on the Birthday Parties at the World of Discovery Reptile Zoo you can contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator at 734-332-1628 or education@glzszoo.org