Whether you're a kid or a big kid, San Francisco Zoo is the wildest and most fun location in the Bay Area to hold a birthday party, anniversary party, graduation, retirement, reunion, bar and bat mitzvahs and more! Special occasions have never been more unique and memorable than at the Zoo!

“We couldn't be happier with our choice to host our baby's first birthday at the San Francisco Zoo. We knew we'd need a large venue, but wanted to make sure it felt like a children's party, so we . . . . were hoping to avoid a boring banquet hall. Two hours in the beautiful Great Hall allowed us to provide ample space and comfort to our guests, all of whom were thrilled to have free access to the zoo and rides afterward. The staff was unbelievably helpful - from beginning to end, and everything in-between. Since the zoo provides the food, cake, the chairs and tables, and even the goody bags, as well as a wide array of optional extras (we had face painting, which was a huge hit(!) and a professional photographer who documented every detail), organizing the party couldn't have been easier. My husband and I made a few choices in advance (color scheme, menu, etc.), and essentially walked in and out like guests. I cannot wait to host another event at the zoo ... and suspect many of our friends will be following suit! ”    

-Esha and Raj Dash, 140 person event, Great Hall

Kid’s Birthday Party Package

At the San Francisco Zoo, our exotic residents host one of the most fun and memorable birthday experiences in the Bay Area! Our birthday package makes planning your party easier than ever. We'll do the work, you take the credit.


Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirements, Adult birthdays and more!

Host your special event at one of the most unique locations in the Bay Area!

Special Zoo Tours

Take a walk on the wild side! Gather your group for a fun and personable tour around the Zoo!

Wild Walks  

School Groups

The San Francisco Zoo is a great place for school and community groups to connect with wildlife and learn outdoors.

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To inquire about how San Francisco Zoo Events & Hospitality can make your next dream event a reality, please call us at (415) 753-7055, or submit an Event Inquiry Form.