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Daytime Parties

When you pre-register your daytime party at Niabi Zoo, we offer a discounted admission price. 

Advanced Ticket Sales 

You can pre-purchase your tickets up until two weeks in advance of your party and save money off the regular admission rate per ticket.

Tally Your Guests at the Door 

Your guests can show identification or indicate they are with your group at the admission window, and Zoo staff will tally the number of visitors in your group. A Visa or MasterCard will need to be on file with Zoo staff for this option and the total for your group will be charged at the end of the day.

Register Your Daytime Party and Pay That Day

Party Options  
Pre-Paid Train Tickets $2.00 per ticket
Pre-Paid Carousel Tickets $2.00 per ticket
Animal Programs $50 per animal encounter
Niabi Bobbi Zoo Mascot Appearance $75 per hour


Events at the Zoo are often accompanied by a meal. The Zoo works with Bridges Catering for all of it's special events. Please contact us for more information.

Set up and clean up

Set up may begin at 8:00 AM with prior approval from the Zoo. Clean up must be finished by 5:00 PM. All guests and equipment must be out of the zoo by 5:00 PM.


Vehicles are not allowed in the zoo unless prior arrangements have been made with the Zoo. 

Rental Equipment

You may use a rental company to provide you with all the equipment to make your event at the Zoo perfect. From tent, tables and chairs to dance floors, linens and PA systems, you may arrange to have equipment set up for your event. Your rental company will need to contact the Zoo no later than 14 days before your event to discuss set up and tear down procedures, timeframes, and entering the Zoo as a vendor.


Alcohol is not allowed in the Zoo during regular business hours.

PA systems

You are allowed to bring your own PA system.  Please notify the zoo in advance. Placement will need to be approved prior to set up.


We encourage you to bring activities, games, and entertainment for your guests to enjoy, but please keep Zoo guest policies in mind when planning your event. The Zoo’s education department can also provide Zoo games for a nominal fee. Please contact us with any questions about entertainment restrictions.

Rain Policy

Fees are non-refundable, but events that are cancelled due to rain may reschedule the event within the same calendar year. Rescheduled events are subject to date availability and the Zoo event calendar.  Admission, train, and carousel tickets are non-refundable, but they can be used at another time within the same calendar year.  Fees for Niabi Bobbi and animal programs are non-refundable.


No pets of any kind are allowed in the Zoo.


For the safety of our animals, the zoo does not permit balloons and straws. Please see our Guest Policies for a complete list of Zoo rules.

Downloadable Daytime Event Guidelines and Fees