Birthday Guide 2023

     Children are unique in their own way and their birthday party should be unique as well. There are many options to choose from in Tucson, so Bear Essential News is making it a little easier for your birthday party planning with the 2023 Birthday Guide.

     Is you child athletic, artistic, an explorer, an animal lover or curious about science and nature? There are party venues that are outdoors, indoors and some are a little of both.


     If you want to do a party at a park, then you want to check out Tucson Parks & Recreation. You can rent a ramada for a full day. You can choose a location with a grill, electricity, near the playground, near the restrooms and more. Parties at the park are perfect for scavenger hunts and piñatas.


Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club is perfect for an outdoor party, too. Your child and their party guests can enjoy swimming, volleyball and basketball.


Get creative with a LEGO® building party at Bricks And Minifigs. These parties are fun for kids and adults, too! Pinspiration is the perfect place for the Pablo Picasso or Frida Kahlo in your life. Have a Splatter Party or other fun themed party. Maybe you have a little princess in your life that needs some pampering. Book a party at Pam’s Fizzy Factory and Kids Spa. Your diva and her friends can enjoy a spa day with mani’s, pedi’s and a facial.


Choo Choo! For kids with a fascination with trains, the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum is the place to go. Parties can be held in the museum, courtyard or aboard the famous Engine 1673, which was in the movie Oklahoma. Another place for train lovers is the Gadsden–Pacific Toy Train Operating Museum. They offer a large meeting room for parties, indoor and outdoor train displays and the Rio Grande Caboose.


For animal lovers, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona offers a fun party with animals and crafts. Check out all the animals and ride the carousel at the Reid Park Zoo. Animal encounters are a add-on for party packages. The International Wildlife Museum offers museum-hours parties and after-museum hours parties with scavenger hunts and use of the Wildlife Theater.


Want to have some competitive fun? Enjoy miniature golf, laser tag, batting cages and arcade games at Golf N’ Stuff. Lace up your skates and roll around the rink at Skate Country or climb the walls at Rock Solid Climbing + Fitness. Children 6 months and older can enjoy crawling, climbing and tumbling at Wild Katz indoor Children’s Adventure Playground.


  Learning STEM while playing is fun to do at the Children’s Museum Tucson. Kids can explore the Investigation Station, learn about electricity and gravity plus explore careers as a Pet Vet, Firefighter or Police Officer. And, Wee World caters to children ages 5 and under!


     Some of the venues offer food, party favors, decorations and a hostess with their party package or as an add-on. You can find more information in Bear’s Birthday Guide. Happy Birthday to your child from Boomer Bear and Bear Essential News!






Schedule a one of a kind celebration! The LEGO® fan in your life will love this, no matter their age! Book your next birthday or other celebration with us at Bricks And Minifigs Tucson today! Book your party at least a week in advance.


Celebrate your child’s next birthday at the place where imagination and learning connect. Reserve your date, invite your guests and bring your own food for a great time–it’s that easy! Daytime parties for up to 50 guests and after-hours VIB packages for up to 100 guests available. Reserve your space online.



A large, air-conditioned meeting room is available for parties. Bring your own food, cake and enjoy all of the toy train displays. Parties can be scheduled for Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.      


All parties include 50 minutes in the party room or patio with a party host. Two birthday packages to choose from! We also offer non-hosted group rates! Book your party by February 28th and receive 10% off an entire birthday party package! Call for further details and reservations.


HSSA’s birthday party events are a fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday. Enjoy a two-hour rental of our facility for up to 15 party-goers with a visit from Education Ambassador Animals and fun-filled animal themed activities. Decorations and goodie bags are provided.


HSSA’s birthday party events are a fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday. Enjoy a two-hour rental of our facility for up to 15 party-goers with a visit from Education Ambassador Animals and fun-filled animal themed activities. Decorations and goodie bags are provided.


Parties can be booked during museum-hours or after musuem-hours. Scavenger hunts, unlimited time to explore the museum, use of the Wildlife Theater, with seating for 94 people. Bring your own food, cake and drinks.


We now have two party place options! One in-store at our Tucson Mall location and we are now offering mobile spa bus parties on “SPARTY”! Be the coolest parents ever by booking an unforgettable spa theme party! All bath products used during the party are made by Pam in our very own Fizzy Factory. Party packages starting at $299 for up to six kids. Mention Bear Essential News for 10% off your next party.


We offer parties and events for all occasions. The favorite is Splatter Party in our VIP room. This includes splatter canvas, ink tile and easel decoration. Additional party themes are Nautical, Neverland, Paris, Boho and create your own. 


Calling all animal lovers! Reid Park Zoo’s “Party with the Animals” birthday package is fun for all ages. All of your guests will receive free admission to the zoo and you will dine in a reserved area and have your choice of three buffet options to choose from.  The birthday child will receive a special gift and guests 12 and under will receive special goodies and a ticket to ride the Cox Wildlife Carousel. A party attendant will manage your party and special add-ons., like “Animal Encounters” are available.


Have your party at Rock Solid Climbing + Fitness! Your guests are sure to have a blast climbing the walls and after many successful summits they will really appreciate an hour of reserved time in our lounge to enjoy pizza, cake and celebration.


Parties at Skate Country are affordable, fun and exciting with plenty of lights, music and healthy, wholesome fun! With the help of a hostess, mom and dad will have no worries and no mess, but plenty of fun. Call or go online for special discount rates.


Schedule your party in the museum, outside plaza or aboard Engine 1673, which was in the movie Oklahoma. Learn history from the exhibits in the museum and about Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. We provide tables and chairs and you can bring your own food and cake.


Trail Dust Town’s PollyAnna Park is the ideal location for your next celebration! Have fun riding our C.P. Huntington miniture train throgh scenes of the “Old West,” or go for a spin on our Allen Herschel Carousel, or soar through the sky on our “Circle the Wagons” Ferris wheel. The welcoming park setting is ready for pinatas, and there is plenty of room for outher games and play. Reach out to us today!



Spend a special day in the part—reserve a ramada! Reserve up to one year in advance. Must be paid for within one week of reservation.


Make your next children’s party hassle-free. Our celebrations blend athletics and the outdoors. Your personal ramada includes use of pool, jacuzzi, sand volleyball courts and basketball courts. Everything you need is included: wait staff, tables, chairs, plates, and utensils. Minimum food purchase $200. We can even cater with great, affordable food and drinks. Ramada rental: $70 for members and $100 for non-members.



Four party packages to choose from. Packages include use of an assigned party room, table cloth and tableware and an event coordinator to help with set up and clean up. Bring your own food, cake and drinks.

Designed for kids 6 months and up, Wild Katz is an indoor Children’s Adventure Playground with climbing walls, dodge ball area, warrior ninja course, jaguar jungle, old fashioned soda fountain and more!