Party Pets

Party Pets

Summary Information


Birthday child must be turning 7 years or older (1st grade and up), 'tweens, teens and adults. Party guests must be at least 5 years old to participate.

Group size

15 children or guest maximum


  • Fun 45-minute educational animal encounter
  • Party guest-of-honor featured as Assistant Zookeeper and may hold each animal
  • You hand-pick your favorite 6 animals
  • Guests may gently touch each animal
  • Indoor program (no mess)

Fun party programs for 7 years and older (1st grade and up), ‘tweens, teens, adults & seniors

Voted “Best Party Entertainer” in Dallas/Fort Worth for the last SEVEN years in a row!

The ideal way to add an educational, yet fun, element to your elementary-aged child, ‘tween, teen, or adult birthday or theme party. We specialize in a calm, quiet, indoor, animal encounter for the animal-lover and their guests, that will leave them with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Read Party Pets Details to learn how Party Pets works and to review our safety rules and set-up requirements.

[Parents: If you think your younger guests may be the more rambuctious, bounce house and sword fight types, then this probably isn’t the party program for you — we suggest a petting zoo for preschoolers or more active guests, which would allow them some extra run around time. You can find petting zoos online by searching for “petting zoo” and the name of your city.]

Animals Available

You can customize the party by selecting your favorite six animals from more than 50 species of rescued exotic animals! Or, ask our experienced educators to select the best animals for you — from the creepies and crawlies to the cute and cuddlies!


45-min. Party Pets program (6 animals)   Daytime
5 pm or earlier
Holidays or
Evenings after 5 pm

7 years and older (1st grade and up), 15 children maximum

‘Tweens, teens & adults, 15 guest maximum






Size limits are non-negotiable and strictly enforced; if the size limits are exceeded, we will switch to a “no touch” stage-style program, which incurs an additional $50 charge.


A non-refundable $100 deposit, payable by online EFT or by mailed check/money order (net 5 days) is required to hold your party reservation.

Travel Fee

An additional travel fee is charged if you are located beyond 50 roundtrip miles from our North Dallas-based facility. Contact us with the street address of your event, in order to receive a fixed travel fee quote.

Free Party Favor [example]

Each child gets a Zooniversity® safari pencil to remember the day.

Optional Guest Photo Sitting [example]

After show time, we’ll pose each of your guests holding one of our tame animal ambassadors—you take the picture. Great for party favors or thank you notes. Have your guests decorate picture frames as the party craft!

  • $20 extra

Optional Balloon Animals [example]

We’ll make-to-order a custom balloon animal party favor for each guest and store them out-of-reach until the end of the party (one per guest).

  • $40 extra

Other Helpful Links

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