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Party at the Zoo!

Host your birthday party at the zoo!

Party rental includes:

  • Choice between two decorated venue options, indoors or outdoors.

  • Our private classroom or an outdoor tent/pavilion for 2 hours.

  • A party host to direct guests and clean up.

  • Required table and chairs for your group.

  • Limited refrigerator and freezer space for your refreshments.

  • Zoo admission for up to 20 guests (kids and adults). Additional admissions can be purchased.

  • Free goat food for the goats or fish food for the fish.

  • Party favors, which includes coupons for a slushy and return visit to the zoo, for up to 10 children, Additional party favors can be purchased.

Party add-ons:

  • Train ride package (20 train tokens) - $30

  • Education Animal Encounters - $30

  • Additional guests - $3/person

  • Additional train tickets - $1.50/person

  • Additional party favors - $3/person

Full pricing and details is in the PDF below. There is an $85 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. No cancellation within 30 days. Final payment is due one week prior to the date of the party. All events are rain or shine. You provide the refreshments and we provide the fun!


After Hours Rentals

Hold your party or event at the WILDEST place in town, the Henson Robinson Zoo. 

The zoo is available for rental after hours between the months of April and September. There are many options available for your rental including:

  • Education programs

  • Animal Encounters

  • 20 x 20 tent rental

  • Train rental


Whether you're hosting a sit-down dinner, a picnic, or a chance to have the zoo all to yourself, the zoo will assist you in planning the perfect evening!

To inquire about booking your after-hours party, call Henson Robinson Zoo at:

217-585-1821 ext. 1704 or email:


Opening Day:
April 1


Other Zoo Rentals

Zoo Education Center (Weekday)

Max people: 35

Min Rental: 2 hours

Basic Fee: $150 (R), $200 (NR)

Additional Hour: $75 (R), $100 (NR)

Zoo Education Center (Weekend)

Max people: 35

Min Rental: 4 hours

Basic Fee: $540 (R), $640 (NR)

Additional Hour: $135 (R), $160 (NR)

* R = park district resident, NR = non-resident


To inquire about booking a rental, call Henson Robinson Zoo at:

217-585-1821 ext. 1704 or email:


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