Please note: A Mass Audubon membership and $50 deposit is required to book a party. If you’re not yet a member, you can join when booking the party.
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Celebrate your birthday at Habitat!
Habitat Education Center in Belmont offers fun, nature-inspired indoor and outdoor birthday parties from September to May for children turning ages 6–10.
Our experienced staff will lead the children in a 90-minute program, which always includes some time outside. After some exploring, your guests will return to the library where you may serve cake and refreshments.
Parties can take place September through May on:
- Weekday afternoons from 3:30–5:30 pm ($275)
- Weekends from 10:00 am–noon or 2:00–4:00 pm ($325)
Maximum of 15 children per party. We also ask that two adult chaperones attend as well.
Parties must be booked at least three weeks in advance.
No piñatas, please.
We offer a variety of nature-based themes to make your party unique! Preregistration is required for all programs.
- The Meadow (September–October): Discover the meadow with sweep nets to find insects and their cousins.
- The Forest (October–November): Why do leaves change colors? Investigate the forest from top to bottom.
- Harvest Celebration (October–November): Enjoy the fruits of the season within Habitat's garden.
- Getting Ready for Winter (October–December): How are animals preparing for winter? Build a mouse house.
- Animal Detectives (January–March): Look for signs that animals are out and about in the winter.
- Maple Sugaring (February–March): Learn about maple trees and maple syrup. Taste some maple sugar.
- Water Wonders (April–May): Explore Habitat's ponds with nets. Who will we find swimming around?
- Happy Bird-Day (April–May): Celebrate birds by making nests from natural materials.
- Garden Party (May): Visit Habitat’s gardens and start one of your own to take home.
- Bubble-ology: Discover the principles of water by creating wicked large bubbles.
- Survival Skills: Learn how to survive in nature. Track animals, purify water and build shelters to stay warm.
- Predator/Prey: Play games to find out if you are sly like a fox or fast like a rabbit.
- Reptiles & Amphibians: Visit Habitat’s resident animals to learn about these cold-blooded creatures.
- Science Wonders: Make rockets to launch and slime to take home.
- Trail Blazers: Create a quest using sticks and arrows for your friends to follow while exploring the trails.