Birthday Parties

Highly customizable Birthday Party Package for children aged 3 to 10 years old!

— Available exclusively for Dunwoody Nature Center Members —

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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 to 10 years old only. If you would like to host a birthday party for a child younger than three or older than 10, 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

Our calendar fills up quickly, so please request birthday parties at least 2 weeks in advance! 

Note: Our Weekend Program Manager, Lisha Wedderburn, works Wednesday – Sunday. We appreciate your patience and assure you that your birthday party requests will be answered! 

Party Themes

Discover Nature

Let your child's interests lead the way during this nature exploration birthday party! The changing seasons will be the guide for this fun and customizable party theme. 

Great for ages 3 and up!

Bugs and Butterflies

Bees, and bugs, and butterflies... oh my! Your insect loving child will love this opportunity to get their hands dirty looking for bugs in the woods!

Great for ages 3 and up!

Wonderful Worms

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 more!

Great for ages 3 and up!

Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Explore and hike our trails while solving challenging nature riddles and searching for the hidden clues.

Ages six and up only.

Creek Adventure

Learn all about one of the most enticing attractions of the Dunwoody Nature Center - Wildcat Creek! Your child will love splashing in the water, looking for critters, and playing games & activities.

Ages six and up only. Recommended for May - September only.

Winter Fun!

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 reptile, and ends with s'mores around a cozy campfire!

Great for ages four and up!

Smores and Night Hike

Discover all the Nature Center woods have to offer - at night! Your child and their guests will participate in a fun and interactive night hike & end the night with s'mores around a roaring fire.

Ages six and up only.

Owl Prowl

Uncover the mystery of one of the forest’s most agile nocturnal hunters – the owl! Your child and their guests will participate in a night hike looking for sights and sounds of owls, and even get the chance to dissect an owl pellet!

 Ages six and up only.


Most frequent questions and answers

Birthday party packages range from $250 – $300 depending on the theme selected. You will also need to become a Nature Center Member, which begin at $75.

The birthday parties are 2 hours long. 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 Program Leader.  The other hour is yours to play games, eat, open presents, or whatever you would like.   You can discuss with the Program Leader 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 Program Manager will connect you with your educator via email by Wednesday prior to your party.  You can finalize any necessary details during setup time.

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. Rescheduling less than two weeks before your party date will result in a $20 rescheduling fee.

Refunds for cancelled birthday parties are allowed if made at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled program minus $40 cancellation fee.

Contact our Program Manager, Lisha at or (770) 394-3322.

Please submit a request at least 2 weeks before your preferred date! Our calendar fills up very quickly! 

Photo credit: Olga Maria Diego