Your child and your child's friends will have an unforgettable day as they put on their safari hats and join our expert tour guides to explore the Zoo! Birthday parties are two hours long and are for children turning ages 4 to 8 in any of our party rooms. We also offer birthday parties for those turning 2 or 3 years old in the Rainforest Room exclusively. Birthday parties at the Zoo are very popular, and dates often book up several months in advance.
Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon, subject to availability. The party starts with games in the party room, followed by the Zoo tour, then guests return to the party room for dessert and goody bags.
Snow Glow parties are held on Fridays and Saturdays in December from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., subject to availability. The party starts with games in the party room, followed by the Zoo tour, then guests return to the party room for dessert and goody bags.
How to Book a Party for 2018 Birthdays
The opportunity to hold a FONZ Birthday Party is a benefit provided to all FONZ members. Parties are for children turning ages 2 to 8, and for a maximum of 16 to 20 participating children, depending on the party room. Parents and younger siblings do not count towards this maximum participant number.
Your hosts will help ensure that the party runs smoothly but cannot be responsible for child discipline. Please be sure that at least two adults attend the party to properly chaperone the children.
Parties are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and require an initial payment of $425, which covers up to ten children, including the birthday child. Dates cannot be held without this initial payment. Additional children may be added later (up to 16 or 20, depending on the room reserved) at $20 per child. Parents and younger siblings do not count towards this maximum participant number.
You will receive an email from the FONZ Programs Department staff the week before your party to confirm the number of children attending and tour selection.
Our registration system requires all participants to have an online account. This system enables you to register multiple children at once, view your account online, and make payments.
To register your child for a 2018 Birthday Party, simply log in using your FONZ member account information. After logging in, your member discounts will automatically be applied during registration.Log In and Register
Cancellation & Transfer Policies:
Cancellation requests received at least four weeks prior to the start of the birthday party date will receive a 75% refund. A request for a rescheduled date must also be made at least four weeks prior to the original date and will incur a 10% administrative fee. Please contact the Education Programs Office or call 202-633-3024 with cancellation and transfer requests. No refunds or changes will be made for less than four weeks' notice.