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. 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
The opportunity to hold a FONZ Birthday Party is a benefit provided to all FONZ members. Parties are for children turning ages 4 to 8, and for a maximum of 16 to 20 children, depending on the party room.
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 $400, 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. 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.
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.