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Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
A boardwalk cutting through tall green shrubs and trees.
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Birthday Parties at Boston Nature Center

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.

Available Times 

Mornings

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.

Afternoons

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.

Party Themes

Choose from one of our popular birthday party themes. We are also happy to design a nature program around the interest of your child.

Year-Round

Five Senses: 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.

Animal Adaptations: 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 & Nature: Create an outdoor sculpture or other art project using inspiration from nature and materials found in the wild.

Spring & Fall

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!

Winter

Nature Detectives: 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.

Winter Wonders: With fun games and cold weather experiments discover how animals survive the cold with the science of winter.

More Information

To book a party or to ask any questions, please call 617-983-8500 or email us.