Celebrate your Birthday with an Adventure at the Arboretum!
Please note: We are unable to offer Birthday Parties during the months of June through August
If you're looking for something more adventurous for your child's birthday party, the Arboretum is your ticket to a fun and safe celebration that everyone will remember. Our birthday parties feature 15 minutes of classroom discovery time, a one hour guided program of your choice, and 45 minutes for your cake and gift celebration. All programs are led by an enthusiastic environmental educator and take place in our interactive children's classroom as well as outside along the trails, creeks, pond, gardens and woodlands of our 434-acre campus.
Our Party Themes include:
- Woodland Wildlife: Junior wildlife biologists will be thrilled by hands-on reptile and amphibian demonstrations, a wildlife match-up game, and a guided wildlife walk.
- Survival Challenge!: Children embark on a short hike along the Arboretum's trails as we learn how to build survival shelters, learn basic survival skills, and discuss hazardous wildlife.
- Insect Investigator: Participants get up close and personal with our collection of live invertebrates in the classroom, then head out to discover the amazing insects that call our pond, fields and woodlands home.
Birthday parties are available on Saturdays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. One adult for every 10 children are required to attend the guided program. Familes may arrive 30 minutes prior to the party to decorate tables, chairs and the chalkboard (for the ecological reasons, no balloons please!). A maximum of 24 participating children and 15 adults may attend. Parking fees are waived for all participants.
Cost: Includes a birthday gift for the child. Available to Arboretum members at $140.00 or $160.00 for the general public. Parties for multiple children must pay an additional $10.00/gift for additional gifts.
Please note- parents must supply all food-related items including a cake knife, cups, plates, etc. A refrigerator is available for your use, but no freezer space is available.
Want to schedule an Eco-Adventure Birthday?
Contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Coordinator, to check availability or to schedule a party! 828-665-2492 extension 224 or email@example.com