Virtual Birthday Parties

Want to have a Houston Arboretum Birthday Party, but still want to social distance? Go virtual! Choose between 2 themes, our popular Cool Critters or Signs of Nature. You’ll meet a Naturalist as well as some of the Arboretum’s Ambassador Animals as you enjoy a Zoom birthday party with all of your friends and family. Get a packet filled with crafts for each party “go-er” and an Arboretum scavenger hunt!

Celebrate your child’s birthday with one of the following themes:

Signs of Nature

Become a nature detective! Although many animals inhabit the Arboretum, sometimes it is difficult to find them. From tracks on the ground to holes in the leaves, learn to fine-tune your observation skills while searching for clues that animals have left behind.

Cool Critters

Learn fascinating facts about lizards, snakes and frogs. Learn the difference between what’s poisonous or venomous and meet some live reptiles. Enjoy a guided walk in search of some cool critters in our forest and ponds.

How to schedule a party:

Fill out the birthday inquiry form.
Date availability will be confirmed by the Birthday Party Manager within 2 business days. Your reservation is not confirmed until we receive full payment. The party manager will email you your party confirmation upon payment.

General Information

Ages: 4 – 10
Days: Saturdays or Sundays
Schedule: Parties are scheduled for one hour – 30 minutes LIVE with an Arboretum Naturalist and 30 minutes for your own celebration
Cost: $75 per Virtual Birthday Party Bag; additional Craft Sets can be purchased for $5 each with a max of 24 total sets per party

Each Virtual Birthday Party Bag Includes:

  • 5 Craft Sets
  • 5 Magnifying Glasses
  • 5 Houston Arboretum Pencils
  • 1 Special Item for the Birthday Kid
  • 5 Arboretum Scavenger Hunts

Additional Craft Sets can be purchased for $5 each. Payment in full is required to confirm your reservation.

Supplies will be available for pickup at the Arboretum. Birthday Hosts are responsible for distributing supplies to participants.

Cancellation Policy:

For a 50% refund of your party fee, cancellations must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Party Manager no later than 5 business days in advance.

Want to do it yourself? Purchase a DIY Arboretum Birthday Party Bag from the Nature Shop!

Create your own Birthday Party experience with a little help from the Arboretum. We’ll provide a pre-recorded video lesson, 5 craft sets and instructions, 5 magnifying glasses, 5 Arboretum pencils, and one special item for the birthday kid – you do the rest!

Cost: $50; additional Craft Sets available for $5 each