Birthday Parties

Program Information

  • Parties may be scheduled 10:30am-12pm or 2pm-3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays year-round.
  • Parties last 90 minutes total. This includes a 45-minute education component, followed by 45 minutes for the party host to serve food or do other activities.
  • The Bergen County Zoo will provide:
    • Private indoor party space
    • Live animal demonstration with biofacts pertaining to the chosen theme
    • Admission tickets to the zoo (20 children, 22 adults)
    • Canvas bag decorating for 20 children
Party Cost

Bergen County Resident or Zoo Member

Non-Bergen County Resident
Party Theme
Zoo parties include an education program with live animals and biofacts. The available themes are:
Animal Habitats - Explore habitats and the different animals that live there!
Reptiles/Amphibians -Take a look at our slimy and scaly friends!
Animal Adaptations - Discover how animals survive in the wild!

Train Add-on

May–October only
40 tickets

Carousel Add-on
May–October only
20 tickets

Bear Factory Add-on
Available year-round
$15 per child
Birthday child gets their plush for free! A minimum of 10 plus animals must be purchased.
*Please note that this add-on requires a separate check.

The Bear Factory is an interactive concept of building your own plus animal. Guests chosen between 5-6 plush animals within a specific chosen package. During the park, a Bear Factory staff member will help bring the plushies to life and your guests can take their newly-stuffed animals home with them!

*The animals within separate packages are not interchangeable.


A permit is required for groups of 10 or more to use picnic areas in Van Saun County Park. Groups of less than 10 may use unoccupied picnic areas on a first come, first serve basis. Picnic permits can be acquired at

Contact Us

 Bergen County Zoo

Phone: 201-634-3100

 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275