Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Animal Lovers

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Zoos, farms, aquariums, stables … these ideas for animal lover birthday parties are for kids who just can’t get enough of the critters. Book a celebration at home or at a venue.

Birthday Party Ideas for Kids Who Love Animals

DIY Party Kits from Animal Humane Society of Minnesota

Recommended Ages: Ages 5-16
Price: FREE.
Details: When AHS stopped offering onsite birthday parties, they began offering DIY Birthday Party Toolkits for little animal lovers. Printable kits include invitations, cupcake toppers, labels for treats, a banner, a poster and a “Certificate of Adoption”.  Families are encouraged to raise funds for AHS.
Verified: Verified April 2022.

The Café Meow | Minneapolis

2323 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $100 weekdays; $150 weekends.
Details: 1 hour private, special visit to the Cat Lounge for up to 10 guests.
Verified: Verified Apr. 2022.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul

1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, 55103
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $250 & up.
Details: 8 unique party themes with food options, meet animals like reptiles, amphibians, rainforest creatures, animals of the African savanna, big cats, primates, seals, sea lions, penguin and polar bears.
Verified: Verified suspended as of April 2022.

Gale Woods Farm | Minnetrista

7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN, USA 55364
Recommended Ages: 4+
Price: $150 & up.
Details: Spend time on the farm and meet some animal friends during the warmer months or book an educator-led private program any time of the year.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Hasse Family Mobile Petting Zoo | Twin Cities Metro

Serves all of the Twin Cities metro area (as well as Southern Minnesota)
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: Request a quote via the website’s contact form.
Details: A mobile petting zoo brings animals to your party. A birthday-party-sized zoo could include a miniature horse or donkey, Shetland sheep, goats, bunnies, and chicks and/or chickens, all in an enclosed, sheltered, walk-in pen where visitors can interact with the animals. Bigger parties can include alpacas or potbellied pigs.
Verified: Verified April 2022.

Minnesota Zoo | Apple Valley

13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Recommended Ages: 1-18
Price: $300 & up.
Details: Book minimum of 3 weeks in advance. Horse parties, overnight parties and themed parties!
Verified: Still on hold as of Jan. 2022.

Raptor Center | St Paul

1920 Fitch Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Recommended Ages: Recommended for ages 5-13
Price: $200 & up.
Details: Host a “Hatchday” party, get a tour and meet the birds
Verified: Still on hold as of Jan. 2022

The Reptile Experience | Twin Cities Metro

Serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and the metro area
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $150-$175+.
Details: Offering 45-60 minute interactive programs featuring exotic animals like snakeslizards, bearded dragons, and turtles.
: Verified April 2022.

Sea Life Aquarium | Bloomington

Mall of America (East Side, Level One), 120 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Recommended Ages: 0-12
Price: Starting at $9/child & $14/adult
Details: Birthday parties are temporarily on hold, but instead your party can book tickets at group prices and enjoy all-day access to the aquarium.
Verified: Verified as of Jan. 2022

Wild Birthday Parties

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386
Richardson Nature Center at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 8737 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Recommended Ages: 4+
Price: $150 for 15 kids and 6 adults
Details: Two-hour party with the first hour led by a naturalist and the second open for cake and games. Program themes include live animal ambassadors, like frogs and toads, tortoises, snakes. Book by calling six weeks in advance.

Pony Parties and Horse Riding Birthdays

Aries Farm | Medina

4550 Pioneer Trail, Medina, MN 55340
Recommended Ages: 5+
Price: $150+
Details: This family-owned stable offers experienced riders who work to nurture patience, courage, responsibility and respectfulness in the children who visit.

Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Bunker Park Stable | Blaine

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW, Andover, MN 55304
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Price: $24/person – $45/pp.
Details: The ultimate kids party entertainment: Pony rides for kids ages 2-7 or horse parties for ages 7+ available. Hay Rides also available.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.
For More Pony Party Ideas, see Gianna’s overview of Twin Cities Stables for Kids Lessons & Parties.
Black horse at Golden Ridge Stables in Lakeville MN

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