Have A Wild Time on Your Birthday!

Have a Party at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and your birthday experience is sure to be WILD.

What better way to create an unforgettable party than to combine the excited energy of kids with the natural antics of animals?  Adults also enjoy our programs, telling us that they appreciate our sense of humor, like our personal approach, and that they learn new things about animals, too. Parties at the zoo are available most park operating days.

One of the most popular private zoos on the East Coast, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve offers animal birthday party packages sure to please the nature lovers in your family. Children have always been fascinated with our amazing animal world. With so many television shows generating curiosity and wonder about nature, kids are showing more interest in animals than ever before.

Every Zooniverse Party includes a private visit with one of these animals!

  • Tortoise
  • Macaw
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
  • Amazon Parrot
  • Blue-Tongued Skink
  • Green Iguana
  • American Alligator
  • Rose Haired Tarantula
  • African Pygmy
  • Hedgehog
  • Ball Python
  • Chinchilla
  • Umbrella Cockatoo
  • Rabbit
  • Corn Snake
  • African Pygmy Goat
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Leopard Gecko
  • King Snake
    * All animals subject to availability. Certain age restrictions may apply.

What’s the Schedule?

Outdoor Parties are available most park operating days. Indoor Parties are offered year-round.

What packages are available and how much does it cost?

We offer several different party packages, both for outdoor or indoor parties.

Outdoor Party Options

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ZOOniverse party includes: $275.00 Members/$295 Non-Members

  • Admission for 12 people (10 kids and 2 adults)
  • Reserved and Decorated party space for 2 hours
  • Private meet and greet with an animal from our education animal list above
  • Zoofood (petting zoo feed) for each child
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • 20% coupon for the Birthday Child to use in the Gift Shop
*Upgrade options
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Birthday in a Box includes: $180.00 Members/$200.00 Non-Members

  • Admission for 12 people (10 kids and 2 adults)
  • Zoofood (petting zoo feed) for each child
  • Goodie bags for each child

Indoor Party Options

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Dynamic Discovery includes: $375.00 Members/$395.00 Non-Members

  • A indoor heated and decorated party space for 3 hours
  • Admission into the party room for 25 people
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • Private Animal Program- with 5 of the education animals listed above
  • Special Gift for the Birthday Child
  • Make and take animal themed craft
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FuFeFo Safari: $330.00 Members/$350.00 Non-Members

*Requires a minimum of 10 riders
  • A indoor heated and decorated party space for 3 hours
  • Admission into the party room for 15 people
  • Goodie bags for each child
  • Private animal program- with 5 of the education animals listed above
  • Special gift for the Birthday Child
  • Safari Ride for all party participants (this is a fun, feeding and “foto” opportunity. All riders must be at least 36″ tall and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, but the FuFeFo Safari Ride is not suitable for guests with mobility issues and other limiting conditions such as pregnancy. For safety reasons, babies and guests under 36″ tall will not be allowed of the ride.)
**Please note that the indoor party packages do NOT include zoo admission.

When should I make reservations?

It is best to make your reservations at least four weeks in advance. Parties can be scheduled on short notice when space is available.

For more information or to schedule your party please see the links below.

Reservations

For group reservations and additional information, please contact the Education Dept. at 301-271-3180, ext 10