Birthday Parties

ZooMontana offers birthday parties on weekends at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm (two per day).

Are you ready to party like an animal? If you bring the guests, we will do the rest! Full day admissions, 90-minute venue rental, animal encounter, games & activities, and a Party Host to lead you through it all. Check out the details of our two available packages below. 


What You Get


  • Admission for 15-20 people. Invitations provided.
  • 90-minute rental of Planet 106.7 Pavilion (Summer) or Community Room (Winter).
  • A visit from an animal! Private encounter with an EdZoocate Animal Ambassador. Add a second animal for $50.
  • Make a gift for an animal! Create enrichment to be placed in an animal's habitat for you to see after your party. 
  • Games, gift opening, and cupcake decorating led by Party Host*
  • Cupcakes, drinks, and plates/cups provided.*
  • $15 gift certificate for Birthday VIP.

     *Party animal package only.

Animals available for Animal Encounters

Animals are subject to change at the last minute.*

Insects: Vietnamese Walking Stick, Hissing Cockroach, Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

Snakes: Ball Python, Corn Snake, Red Tailed Boa, California Kingsnake, Hognose Snake

Lizards: Tiger Salamander, Leopard Gecko, Prehensile Tailed Skink, Bearded Dragon, Savannah Monitor, Green Iguana

Other Indoor: Cane Toad, Whites Tree Frog, Box Turtle, Armadillo

Birds: Laughing Kookaburra, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl

Barn: Flemish Giant Rabbit, Goat, Miniature Donkey


Animals Available for Enrichment Craft


Insects: Vietnamese Walking Stick, Hissing Cockroach, Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

Snakes: Ball Python, Corn Snake, Red Tailed Boa, California Kingsnake, Hognose Snake

Lizards: Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon, Savannah Monitor, Green Iguana

Other Indoor: Chinchilla, Box Turtle, Armadillo

Birds: Laughing Kookaburra, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl

Barn: Flemish Giant Rabbit, Goat, Miniature Donkey, Alpaca, Chicken

Other Outdoor: Porcupine, Grey Wolf, Red Panda


* Animal availability is subject to change without notice. Handlers will do their best to accommodate guests to provide the best experience possible, but due to the nature of animals, we ask that parties be understanding of unforeseeable changes to ensure the health and well-being of our Animal Ambassadors, Handlers, and Zoo Guests.

How to Book


  • Call (406) 652-8100 x218 to reserve your date.
  • Pay the deposit, sign the agreement, and receive your party packet. 
  • Send out invitations to guests.
  • Party like an animal!

Policies & Procedures


  • Each attendee must have an invitation/pass to enter the Zoo.
  • Party Animal guests are children only. We encourage their parents to drop them off for the party and return later. If parents choose to stay at the zoo, they must purchase admission.
  • All 90 minutes will be spent at the venue. Please plan to go through the zoo afterwards. 
  • During the animal encounter, touching of the animal may be permitted if all participants are well behaved and have sanitized their hands immediately beforehand. Masks may be required (supplied by Zoo, if needed). Animal Care Staff may end the encounter at any  time for any reason if the animal's safety is compromised. 
  • Decorations are permitted. Please note the Pavilion does not have walls for hanging. No balloons, confetti, or plastic drinking straws permitted. 
  • Outside food is permitted. Please let us know if you will be bringing food so Party Host can plan time accordingly.
  • In the event of severe weather, an outdoor party may be moved to the Community Room as available. If unavailable and rescheduling is not feasible, a full refund will be issued. 
  • A full refund for any reason is available up to 14 days prior to party and upon return of complete party packet. 
  • Scheduled parties may be subject to last minute cancellation due to Covid-19 resurgence. In the event this happens, a full refund will be issued.