Birthday Parties

Let the Cape May County Zoo help you celebrate your special day! If you are planning to host a Birthday Party outside at one of our Pavilions in the park, or in the Safari Café, check out our Birthday Party options to have animals come to your party and make it extra WILD! 

Pavilion Birthday Parties 

You must rent a Pavilion on Zoo Grounds before selecting these party options.

 OPTION 1: Petting Pen

 This 20-minute program offers a "meet and greet" with 2 domestic animals from our Education Department. (Domestic animals can include: chicken, duck, bunny, guinea pig). This party option is offered daily at 12:30 PM. 

OPTION 2: Animal Presentation

 This 25-minute program adds an education presentation including 3-4 ambassador animals and bio-facts for guest participation. Geared for school aged children, our educators will capture your party's attention and imagination as they teach you about these animals. This party option is offered daily at 12:30 PM. 

Safari Café Birthday Parties
You must book your party with the Safari Café before adding either of these party options. Please contact the Safari Café at 609-465-0971 ext. 3 or at  
*This option is NOT available during high volume times.  The animals are presented just outside of the Cafe and are not permitted in the restaurant.
OPTION 1: Cute & Fluffy
This 15-minute program offers a "meet and greet" with two of our domestic animal ambassadors. Domestic ambassador animals include: chicken, ducks, bunnies, guinea pigs.


OPTION 2: Exotic Animal Ambassadors
This 20-minute program will include an education presentation with two ambassador animals.  This option is recommended for older children that would like to learn about some of our exotic animals. We have over 40 different education animals and we cannot promise particular individuals as animal husbandry needs will change daily.

Please note: The time of your party option will be discussed upon approval from the Education Department.

Any questions please contact the Education Department at 609-465-6832 or

*For the safety and welfare of our animals and staff, we reserve to right to refuse any reservations.*

Our Ambassador Animals

For outdoor venues, weather conditions will determine the species available for that program. Due to the needs of our animals we cannot guarantee a specific animal species. We reserve the right to refuse any program that puts the safety and well-being of our animals and staff at risk.

If you are having your party onsite at a Pavilion and wish to bring a Bounce House or other party entertainment inflatable onto Park grounds, you will need to complete this form and submit it to the Administration Office. INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT