Birthdays

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.

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Indoor & Outdoor Facilities Available

Use of our indoor facilities in Ashland Nature Center’s visitor center and lodge, Coverdale Farm Preserve’s education building, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center’s “wet lab” room, DuPont Environmental Education Center’s “snapping turtle” room, and also these locations’ outdoor spaces are available for your festivities.

Length

Programs run 1 hour unless otherwise specified on the theme. This is followed by a half-hour of your own activities and refreshments.

Group size

Price listed includes up to 15 children (up to 12 at Coverdale) including siblings. Groups of over this number cost an additional $50 as a second instructor would be required to maintain our level of quality and safety for our programs. Adults are welcome free of cost.

Cost

$150–$200 for members, $200–$250 for non-members unless otherwise specified on the theme. See themes below for pricing.

Reservations & Payment

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, & Favors

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.

Fun and professional staff

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

Party setup/cleanup and logistics

Please arrive no more than 30 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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