While birthday party reservations can be scheduled, please note that parties are subject to availability, city, state, and federal regulations. In the event that your party needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund including your $100 deposit. While our Conservation Carousel is currently closed to zoo guests,  carousel operations will proceed as normal for your party guests. Please see our guidelines and protocols below for insight on what else to expect during your party visit


The Staten Island Zoo is the perfect place to have a roaring good time for your child’s next birthday party!

A party at the zoo is a one of a kind experience that includes meeting animals up close, riding a carousel and having a traditional pizza party in our decorated zoo café.


Birthday parties at the zoo are two hours and take place at either 11am or 2pm every weekend and seven days a week throughout the summer and during school recess (mid-winter break, winter recess and spring break).

There is seating for 20 children at the party and limited seating for up to 20 adults. 
The parties are not able to hold more than 20 children and 20 adults.

A zoo instructor will lead your party from beginning to end! The instructor will lead a craft, present “touchable” animals to the group, take everyone for a ride on the carousel and help serve pizza and juice.

Birthday cake or cupcakes are not provided by the zoo. You must supply your own cake or cupcakes.


Invitations for 20 children and 20 adults

Zoo Instructor / Animal Handler for the length of the party

2 hours in the decorated party room

Animal themed paper goods

Animal mask craft for all the children

Conservation Carousel ride

Pizza and juice boxes for 20 children
(additional pizza can be requested at additional cost when you register)


$550.00 for Zoo Members

$600.00 for Non-Members

This birthday, get ready for an exciting up close animal experience at the Staten Island Zoo!

For more details and to register for your party


Conservation Carousel Now Open: Wednesdays, Weekends, & Holidays, Weather Permitting. Carousel Tickets Are Available For Purchase At The Zoo Entrance Gate