kids feeding giraffe - Hemker Park and ZooParties & Celebrations

Add a wild touch to your special event. Hemker Park & Zoo is a great place to celebrate, with a flexible range options and facilities available to ensure every occasion is unforgettable.

Birthday packages are a big favorite among families, while the zoo is also a popular venue for corporate outings and weddings.

Call (320) 836-2426 to book your special day or email party@hemkerzoo.com for more information.

Zoo Party

$191.00 + tax – additional guest $13.00 + tax

  • Zoo Parties include a gift for the birthday person from Hemker Park & Zoo
  • During the beginning of the birthday party, meet one of our animal ambassador during a your private group animal encounter.
  • You receive a reserved spot in the picnic area for up to 12 guests

Go Wild with Add-On Options and save money!

  • Order 3 Pizzas from our Hungry Paws Concession for only $30.00.
  • Order 3 Pizzas and 12 Slush Puppy (Beverage)  for only $66.00

Jungle Extravaganza

$215.00 + tax – additional guest $15.00 + tax

  • Jungle Parties include a gift for the birthday person from Hemker Park & Zoo
  • During the beginning of the birthday party, there is one educational animal visit
  • You’ll receive 12 seed sticks to feed the Budgies
  • You receive a reserved spot in the picnic area for up to 12 guests

Go Wild with Add-On Options and save money!

  • Order 3 Pizzas from our Hungry Paws Concession for only $30.00.
  • Order 3 Pizzas and 12 Slush Puppy (beverage) for only $66.00

Party Safari

$251.00 + tax – additional guest $18.00 + tax

  • Party Safari include a gift for the birthday person from Hemker Park & Zoo
  • During the beginning of the birthday party, there is one educational animal visit
  • You’ll receive 12 seed sticks to feed the Budgies
  • You will receive 12 giraffe feeding tickets to feed the giraffe at 11:00, 2:00 or 4:00.
  • You receive a reserved spot in the picnic area for up to 12 guests

Go Wild with Add-On Options and save money!

  • Order 3 Pizzas from our Hungry Paws Concession for only $30.00.
  • Order 3 Pizzas and 12 Slush Puppy (Beverage) for only $66.00

Party Rules

  • A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your party. This deposit will be applied to the remaining balance the day of the party.
  • Final payment must be made in one payment prior to the start of the party when you arrive to the zoo.
  • Birthday parties are two hours. Guests have a reserved space in the picnic area and may walk throughout the zoo.  Guests are welcome to stay in the Zoo after the party, but the party space is available for the designated time only.
  • For the safety of the animals, balloons, piñatas, glitter, confetti, straws, bubbles, noisemakers, whistles and party lights are not permitted anywhere inside the Zoo.
  • Guests may bring their own food/beverage into the picnic area. If you bring in your own food/beverage you will also need to bring in your own paper products, napkins, plates, cups, silverware, etc.
  • If you bring in your own cake/juice you will also need to bring in your own paper products, napkins, plates, cups, silverware, etc.
  • If you do the food/beverage add on we will provide the paper products, napkins, plates, cups, etc for food purchased.
  • Party guests with memberships still count towards the guest count, as they are not just visiting the Zoo, but are attending the party.
  • Parents who are simply dropping off children and then leaving the Zoo, may do so without being charged.  If they choose to stay at the Zoo for the duration of the party there are two options: 1) they are considered part of the party and the party host will be charged for any number of people over the 12 they have already paid for, or 2) they pay regular Zoo admission (or show valid membership card) and can explore the Zoo during the party.
  • Parties may only arrive up to 15 minutes early to account for cleanup and sanitizing.
  • Parties are also asked to pack up no longer than 5 minutes after their party time.