Birthday Guide 2021

Children are unique in their own way and each child’s birthday party should be unique as well. There are so many options to choose from in Tucson, so Bear Essential News is making it a little easier for you to do your birthday party planning with the 2021 Birthday Guide. What is it that makes your child unique? Are they 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.

Be sure to check with the venue to see what changes they may have due to Covid-19 safety.


Is your child ready to party with cool cats, zippy bats, and playful packrats? Then slink, swoop, or scamper to the Desert Museum for an unforgettable birthday adventure! You and your guests recieve all-day admission to the museum, 1.5 hours of playtime in the Packrat Playhouse, a T-shirt for the birthday child, animal tracking booklets for all guests and staff support that will provide a fun activity.


Experience the joy of discovery, learning and play with a fun-filled birthday party at children’s Museum Tucson or Oro Valley! Packages include a private party room, activities, museum time, balloons and table covers. For your little VIP, check out the after-hours “Very Important Birthday” package at Children’s Museum Tucson. Member discounts available.



All parties include 50 minutes in a party or fun room with a birthday hostess. Two birthday packages to choose from! We also offer non-hosted group rates! Make your reservation Monday through Thursday and receive 10 percent off an entire birthday party package! Call for further details and reservations.


Calling all animal lovers! Reid Park Zoo’s “Party with the Animals” birthday package is fun for all ages. All of your guest 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.



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.


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 park—reserve a ramada! Book from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; or rent for a full day. 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: $40 for members and $80 for non-members.



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!