Birthday Parties at Stony Brook

Current Availability

We are currently not offering birthday packages but we do have limited availability for facility rentals. Please inquire at [email protected].

Birthdays are "wild" at Stony Brook! Bring your friends and family for a fun, educational outdoor birthday celebration. Birthday parties are designed for children turning 4 and older, are two hours in length, and can entertain up to 24 children. 

Spend the first hour of your party exploring your chosen theme with our staff. In the second hour, share your cake and gifts in our downstairs program room. This room includes a full kitchen, tables, and chairs. Decorate the room anyway you’d like and clean up afterwards for a truly ecological event!


Our programs include age appropriate activities, in which children and a teacher naturalist explore the sanctuary through one of seven themes.


Learn about the creatures who live in and around the pond.


Explore the field food web. Search for clues on a field scavenger hunt.


Investigate the forest in search of wildlife. Become a “quick critter” and escape a hungry fox.


Explore forest and field in search of creepy crawlies as we learn about insects.

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Use your senses to explore the natural world.

Creatures of the Night

Learn about the creatures you don’t often see. Those who come out at night.


Learn to identify some basic track patterns. Find out who is walking in the woods in winter. (November through February only)


  • Weekend parties take place year-round from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 to 3:30 pm 
  • Weekday parties can be scheduled during the school year and are held on afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 pm 
  • Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance
  • All parties have an outdoor component
  • Parties run rain or shine. We will not go out in thunderstorms, hail, or other severe weather conditions
  • You are responsible for decorations, party supplies (no balloons please!), and refreshments



$120 first 12 children
$10 each additional child


$140 first 12 children 
$10 each additional child

Maximum number of children: 24

A nonrefundable deposit of $50 and signed rental agreement are required in order to confirm date and time of party. This deposit and a signed agreement should be received within a week of booking. Please call or email for availability.