Henson Robinson Zoo Parties and Rentals

Questions?  Contact the Zoo Office at 217-585-1821 ext. 1704

“Party Wild”


Do you need a fun, safe and educational place to party wild? Rent the zoo's party room or outdoor party space (in season) for your birthday, graduation, shower, team party or any occasion.


Party rentals includes

  • Choice between two decorated venue options, indoors or outdoors during regular admission season.
  • Our private classroom or an outdoor pavilion for 2 hours.
  • A party host to direct guests and clean up.
  • Required table and chairs for your group.
  • Limited refrigerator and freezer space for your refreshments.
  • Zoo admission for up to 20 guests (kids and adults). Additional admissions can be purchased. (Due to COVID19 we are limiting max amount to 35 guests)
  • Free goat food for the goats or fish food for the fish.
  • Party favors, which includes coupons for a slushy and return visit to the zoo, for up to 10 children, Additional party favors can be purchased.


You get everything listed above, for $200 (receive a 10% discount if you are a Park District resident or a 15% discount with Zoo Membership). There is an $85 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. No cancellation within 30 days. Final payment is due one week prior to the date of the party. All events are rain or shine. You provide the refreshments and we provide the fun!


Party add ons:

  • Train ride package (20 train tokens) - $30
  • Education Animal Encounters - $30
  • Additional guests - $5/person
  • Additional train tickets - $1.50/person
  • Additional party favors - $3/person


To inquire about booking your party, call Henson Robinson Zoo at:

 217-585-1821 ext. 1704 or email: zooassist@springfieldparks.org.


After Hours Rentals 

Hold your party or event at the WILDEST place in town, the Henson Robinson Zoo. 

The zoo is available for rental after hours between the months of April and September. There are many "extras" options available for your rental including:

  • Education programs
  • Animal Encounters
  • 20 x 20 tent rental
  • Train rental
  • Popcorn machine
  • Slush Puppie Machine

Whether you're hosting a sit-down dinner, a picnic, or a chance to have the zoo all to yourself, the zoo will assist you in planning the perfect event!

To inquire about booking your after-hours party, call Henson Robinson Zoo at:

217-585-1821 ext. 1704 or email: zooassist@springfieldparks.org


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