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

Birthday parties in Minneapolis & St Paul

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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: Birthday parties remain suspended as of October 2023.
While we wait for them to return, Como Zoo, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Town, Cafesjian’s Carousel & Como Park Mini Golf are all open (some seasonally) and could make a great outing for a child celebrating a special day with a small group of friends.

Raptor Center

1920 Fitch Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Recommended ages: Recommended for ages 5-13

Price: $260 & up.
Details: Host a “Hatchday” party, get a tour of the facility that treats and releases hundreds of injured birds each year, and meet some resident avians. The Raptor Center is open to the public for tours year-round and makes for a fun, educational family outing.
Verified: October, 2023,

Birthday parties in Minneapolis-St Paul West Metro

Animal Humane Society of Minnesota

Recommended Ages: Ages 6+
Price: $275.
Details: Birthday Parties are Back! 90 Minute parties include 45 minutes of AHS-led activities, including a tour, games and animal meet and greet. The second half is for a birthday party in the education room. 
Verified: Verified Feb. 2024.

Gale Woods Farm

7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN, USA 55364
Recommended ages: 4+
Price: $90 room rental plus discounted farm admission or up to $175 max for private program for 20 guests.
Details: There are two options for celebrating a birthday party at this wonderful working farm operated by the Three Rivers Parks system: Spend time on the farm and meet some animal friends during a Saturday Morning on the Farm program (April-September only) and reserve a party room for gifts and refreshments. Or book an educator-led private program any time of the year that includes a 1-hour tour and a 1-hour room rental.
Verified: October 2023

Girl in chicken yard at Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista, Minnesota
Meeting Chickens at Gale Woods Farm

Birthday parties in Minneapolis-St Paul South Metro

Minnesota Zoo

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 October 2023

Sea Life Aquarium

Mall of America (East Side, Level One), 120 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Recommended Ages: 0-12
Price: Starting at $269.99-$649.99 +tax
Details: Choose between a traditional party, a premium party, or an ultimate party. All parties are 1-2+ hours and include admission to the aquarium.
Verified: Verified as of October 2023

Families viewing the Manta Ray at Sea Life in the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota 

Birthday parties in multiple Twin Cities locations

Wild Birthday Parties with Three Rivers Parks

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: $175 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.
Verified: Verified October 2023

The Café Meow

3524 Winnetka Ave, New Hope, MN 55427
1718A Lexington Ave N., Roseville MN 55113
Recommended ages: All ages

Price: $210-$300
Details: 1 hour private, special visit to the Cat Lounge for up to 10 guests. Please note the required ratio of adults to kids during the event. Outside party food is not permitted, but treats and beverages can be pre-ordered from the cafe. We enjoy spending a chilly Minnesota afternoon playing with the cats even when there’s no birthday to celebrate.
Verified: October 2023

Girl admiring cat at the Café Meow in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Animal Birthday Parties at Home

The Creature Teacher

Serves the Twin Cities metro area
Recommended ages: All Ages
Price: $225.
Details: Parties customized to your child’s age and interests, includes reptiles and amphibians.
Verified: Verified March 2024

Hasse Family Mobile Petting Zoo

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 March 2024

The Reptile Experience

Serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding 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 March 2024

Pony Parties and Horse Riding Birthdays

Aries Farm

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 August 2023.

Bunker Park Stable

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW, Andover, MN 55304
Recommended ages: All Ages

Price: $25-$50/pp. Hayrides $100.
Details: The ultimate kids party entertainment: Pony rides for kids ages 2-7 or horse parties for ages 7+ available. Hayrides also available.
Verified: Verified March 2024
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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