Ball Python

Ball Python

Due to heat sensing pits located along the upper jaw, ball pythons can easily find prey in complete darkness. The pits open at different angles which allows the snake to tell what direction warmth is coming from.

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Birthday Parties

Have a WILD party
at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

We do all the work so you can enjoy your special celebration!
Book your party today!



or call (315) 435-8511 x113

Choose from these zoo-themed packages:

Explorer Package ($300)

  • 15 children (ages 2 and up)
  • Your own party area reserved for 1 1/2 hours
  • Birthday ice cream cake
  • Two cheese pizzas for the children (food for adults can be ordered -- see Optional Extras)
  • Apple juice boxes
  • Paper plates, forks and napkins
  • Meet n' greet with an animal ambassador
  • Zoo admission for up to 15 children and 15 adults (tour the zoo on your own before or after the party! Value: $180)
  • A special gift for the birthday child
  • Animal-themed craft
  • Animal bingo
  • Party goodie bag for all children in attendance

Optional Extras:

  • $5 per child for safari-themed binoculars and hats
  • $15 per child for additional guests (max. 20 children total)
  • $15 for each additional large cheese pizza
  • $24 for an additional ice cream cake
  • $1.50 per child for Scooby Snacks
  • $1.50 per person for 12 oz. soda or bottled water for adults

Additional pizza and beverages for adults can be ordered from the Jungle Cafe by calling (315) 435-8511 x107

Important Notes:

  • Zoo members receive 10% off birthday packages! 
    Click here
    for more information on becoming a zoo member
  • Packages do not include food/drink for attending adults
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Full payment due upon booking party
  • Please remember our animal friends -- No balloons
  • No outside food permitted
  • Visit our Birthday Party FAQ page for more information.


Book your party today!


or call (315) 435-8511 x113


Do you need to invite more than 15 kids?
Is the birthday party for someone younger than 2 or older than 12?
No problem!

We have a spacious banquet facility with full service on-site catering.
Click here
for further information on Catering at the Zoo
or call (315) 435-8511 x180.