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Looking for a unique birthday experience for your child? Boston Nature Center birthday parties are a great way for children to experience a personalized nature program in a beautiful wildlife sanctuary.
During the party, children will spend time discovering the outdoors through observation, exploration, and hands-on activities. There is also plenty to do indoors if the weather is inclement.
Please Note: To keep wildlife safe, we do not allow any balloons or dogs on sanctuary property.
Details & Costs
Basic Party: $225 • Large Party: $325 • Additional Teacher Naturalist: $75
All parties include a 1-hour nature-themed program with a teacher naturalist; additional time to celebrate your child’s birthday; and time before and after the party for setup and cleanup.
- Parties take place outdoors only
- 25 guest maximum for all parties
→ A non-refundable $50 deposit is required for all parties ←
The deposit will NOT be returned if the party is cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled date. Parties will be rescheduled or fully refunded due to inclement weather.
9:30 am–noon, plus 30 minutes before and after to set up and clean up. Includes nature program from 10:00 am–11:00 am.
12:30 pm–3:00 pm, plus 30 minutes before and after to set up and clean up. Includes nature program from 1:00 pm–2:00 pm.
Choose from one of our popular birthday party themes. We are also happy to design a nature program around the interest of your child!
Listen like a coyote or use your eyesight like a hawk on a fun interactive hike through the forest. Learn how your five senses compare to the wildlife around us.
Play fun trail games and take a closer look at nature artifacts, while learning about wildlife that call Boston home.
Beaks, Feet & Wings
Take a closer at birds while learning to use binoculars as we search the forest and wetlands for these feathered friends. Look at bird beaks and then use tools to try to eat like a bird.
Fairies & Gnomes
Discover the magic of nature and your imagination as we find special nature items to build gnome homes (or fairy homes or toad homes)!
Predator & Prey
Take part in nature tag games and examine skulls and teeth to understand how animals survive in the wild.
Art and Nature
Create an outdoor sculpture or other art project using inspiration from nature and materials found in the wild.
Under a Log
Whether you like butterflies or pillbugs, we will have fun finding insects and other critters with bug nets in meadows and under logs in the forest.
Nuts About Squirrels
We will scamper through the woods looking for signs of squirrels and play fun games to find out more about these furry animals!
Fall Foliage or Springtime Blooms
Join us for a plant safari as we learn about fall colors or spring seedlings. Take home a craft made with seeds!
Follow the tracks and signs left behind by animal visitors to discover the animals that live at the BNC.
Sammy the Snake
Visit with BNC’s resident reptile to learn about cold-blooded creatures and why they are so important to the ecosystem.
With fun games and cold weather experiments discover how animals survive the cold with the science of winter.