Birthday Parties with Delaware Nature Society

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Celebrate your child's special day with
one of our nature Birthday Party Themes!

Birthday Party details

Celebrate your birthday with us!

Kids love nature and outdoor fun. Treat your child to one of our many outdoor discovery adventures for their next birthday party.

Length

Programs run 1 hour unless otherwise specified on the theme. This is followed by a half-hour of your own activities and refreshments. Use of our indoor facilities in the Ashland Nature Center, Coverdale Farm Preserve education building, Abbott's Mill Nature Center's "wet lab" room, DuPont Environmental Education Center's "snapping turtle" room, and also these sites' outdoor spaces are available for your festivities.

Group size

Maximum 15 children including siblings. Groups of over 15 would be an additional $50 as a second instructor would be required to maintain our level of quality and safety for our programs. Adults are welcome at no additional costs. Note: the limit for a party at the Coverdale Farm is 12. Over 12 will require an additional instructor at a cost of $50.

Cost

$150–$200 for Members, $200–$250 for Non-members unless otherwise specified on the theme.

Reservations

Birthday Parties must be reserved at least 30 days in advance. Pre-payment is required in order to hold your time slot. A $50 deposit is due at time of reservation with the balance due within 2 weeks of your scheduled date.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made within 2 weeks of the scheduled date in order to receive a refund.

Food/Decorations

All of our indoor facilities have tables and chairs available for your use. You may bring food and are responsible for all decorations, table linens, tableware and silverware. We ask that you please refrain from bringing balloons, pinatas and noisemakers, etc.

Additional Items

Each party participant will receive a "$5 off" coupon applicable towards any Delaware Nature Society program.

Fun and professional staff

Learn about our highly professional, background-checked, safety certified education staff and our Youth Protection Policy.

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Party setup/cleanup and logistics

Please arrive no more than 15-20 minutes before and after your party for setting up and cleaning up. Tables and chairs will be provided in the indoor facilities at our three locations. Weather permitting, the outdoor picnic tables and benches can be used at Ashland, Abbott's, or Coverdale.

During the program, we ask for the assistance of two adults, who can help maintain safety and order.

Please make it understood by your guests that we will be outside for part of the program (weather permitting). We recommend that you make a note on your invitation that children should dress for the outdoors and possible weather – old clothes, boots, old sneakers and raincoats are appropriate.

Please make sure another adult is on hand to supervise your child and guests. A game, song or outside walk will help keep the children engaged. Your instructor will be busy preparing for the program.

The staff person assigned to your group will be available to assist you with clean up afterward but the majority of clean up is your responsibility.

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