Birthday Parties

What’s cooler than a birthday party featuring live animals and a guided nature hike?

What We Do

Choose a live animal theme where kids touch and feed a toad, salamander or other animals depending on availability. Then, enjoy a guided nature hike with an experienced naturalist who will tailor the program depending on weather and season.


  • You host the first hour in the party room, where you can bring treats and open presents.
  • During the second hour, a naturalist leads the group through hands-on nature activities and a hike. All birthday participants receive a nature-related prize.


Cost includes Private Party Room and Naturalist-led hike (2 hours) for:

  • 12 Kids: $80
    (Fee for birthday party rental without Naturalist activity remains at $80)
  • 13 to 15 Kids: $100
  • Adults: Free

We feel your child will have a higher quality party experience if total number of children is limited to 12 children with 6 adults.

Party Room

A party room is available to rent before scheduled birthday party. Because of other
scheduled programs, the naturalist could be away from Visitor Center; therefore, the building will be open no more than 10 minutes before your rental time.

What We Provide

  • A private decorated party room (Sunroom); includes birthday banner and a few paper decorations
  • Tables and chairs for up to 12 children and 10 adults; we’ll help arrange tables and chairs
  • Partial use of refrigerator with small freezer
  • One trash bag (in receptacle)
  • Compostable plates, cups, and utensils available for your use if you desire
  • Decorative tablecloths
  • Proper disposal of organics and paper recycling

Schedule Your Party

Call 651-249-2170 or fill in this online Birthday Party Reservation Form, and we will get back to as soon as we can.

Parties are scheduled year-round, Tuesday through Saturday. Party fees are due three business days after party is scheduled.

View our Birthday Party Flyer (PDF).