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Children’s birthday parties include reservation of the screened-in back porch of the Nature Center main building. (Note: Children’s birthday parties are not offered in the Pavilion). Children’s birthday parties are offered for children aged 3 and up only. If you would like to host a birthday party for a child younger than three, you will need to book it as a rental.
All of our birthday party themes are highly adaptable to meet the needs of your group. We are happy to accommodate special requests within reason.
To book your party, call the program office at 770-394-3322 or email email@example.com.
Recommended for children ages 3+. Your child and guests will love exploring and learning about what’s happening in nature during the current season.
Bugs and Butterflies
Recommended for ages 3+. Discover the wild world of bugs through fun activities and a search for insects in the park.
Recommended for ages 3+. They’re creepy, they’re crawly, they live in the dirt, but what do we really know about worms? In this worm-y adventure, children will go on a worm hunt hike, learn about composting, and play a fun camouflage game.
For ages 6+ only. Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Explore and hike our trails while solving challenging nature clues and playing games.
For ages 6+ only. Learn about water and the creatures that live in it by exploring Wildcat Creek.
Recommended for ages 4+. As the weather gets cooler, the fun doesn't stop here at DNC! This party includes a walk in the woods, an up close interaction with a snake or turtle, and ends with s'mores around a cozy campfire!
Smores and Night Hike
For ages 6+ only. Explore nighttime at the Nature Center with games, hikes, & s’mores ’round a roaring campfire.
For ages 6+ only. Uncover the mystery of owls through games, pellet dissection and a night hike.
Most frequent questions and answers
The birthday parties are 2 hours long, and base prices are $225 or $275, depending on the theme selected. The screened-in porch of our main building is reserved for you, plus access to the main building and kitchen. You can set up 30 minutes before the party begins. For example, if your party is from 1:00-3:00 you can set up starting at 12:30. The themed program is one hour long (45 minutes for ages 4 & under) and led by our educator. The other hour is yours to play games, eat, open presents, or whatever you would like. You can discuss with the educator the structure of the party, but we recommend allowing the guests to arrive during the first 15 minutes, then beginning the 1 hour program followed by 45 minutes of games, presents, cake, etc.
The Environmental Education Manager will connect you with your educator via email by Wednesday prior to your party. You can finalize any necessary details then.
You will have access to our kitchen including a microwave, refrigerator, and freezer for any food you bring. You can bring whatever food you like, or make your own plans to order a pizza to be delivered! Don’t forget the birthday cake! We ask that you do not leave any food in the refrigerator, freezer, or on the counters after your party.
We will provide tables and chairs for you to set up. You can bring tablecloths and table decorations if you like. You will need to bring any paper products if you need them. You can decorate the indoors with whatever decorations you like, except please no balloons. Keep in mind that you are only allowed 30 minutes for set up and clean up, so please plan accordingly. Simple decor is best.
In the event that it is raining, we still make every effort to complete as much of the program outside as possible. Many of our trails are well canopied by trees so we can escape light rain. If the rain is too heavy, we will move the party inside and adapt the activities.
We will work with you to find another time, but because our space is limited and our parties are popular, there is no guarantee that another space will be available.
Refunds for cancelled birthday parties are allowed if made at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled program minus $40 cancellation fee.
Contact Environmental Education Manager Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 394-3322.