Birthday Parties

In light of COVID-19, the Arboretum is not currently hosting any Birthday Parties until further notice.

Celebrate your child’s birthday Arboretum style 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.

Creepy Crawlies

Bees, butterflies, and more are our Arboretum friends. Learn to identify the differences among insects and spiders and what makes a bug “a bug”. We will go on a hunt for creepy crawlies on our trails and put our identification skills to work.

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: 3 – 10
Days: Saturdays or Sundays
Times: 10 am, 12:30 pm, or 3:00 pm
Schedule: Parties are scheduled for two hours.

  • 20 minutes before the party you may access the party room to setup and decorate.

  • 30 minute Naturalist program (begins 15 minutes after start of party)

  • 30-45 minutes for the celebration and refreshments

  • 30 minute Naturalist led tour (parents will designate someone to clean up party room during tour)


$350 for 1-18 children
$550 for 19-30 children

Pricing is for Arboretum Members. Non-members must purchase a Family Tree Membership or above to book a birthday party.
Payment in full is required to confirm your reservation.

Party Themes:

The Arboretum provides a Naturalist led program (see theme options above). During the Naturalist’s lesson time, socializing and adult conversation must be limited to the hallway and/or other public spaces of the building. The Naturalist will require classroom silence for the lesson.


Refreshments are only permitted in the party room. Alcohol is not permitted. The Arboretum does not provide refreshments or use of refrigerator or freezer. Please bring a cooler if you need to keep items cold.

Outside Vendors:

Outside vendors such as balloon artists, face painters, animal shows, etc. are not permitted. Food delivery is allowed.

Set up:

You may arrive 20 minutes before your party to set up. The Arboretum will provide 3 or 4 juvenile tables, 2 standard tables, table coverings and chairs. You are responsible for providing and setting up decorations, refreshments, paper goods, candles/lighter, and utensils. No balloons, silly string, confetti, pinatas, or tape on the walls please.


Arboretum parties have an outdoor component. Children should dress for a short hike outside (closed toe shoes are best).


Parent/chaperone supervision during the birthday party is required. Children are not permitted in the Nature Center without parent supervision.

Additional Children:

There is a $15/child fee for each additional child over the party limit. This can be paid the day of the party at the front desk.

Rainy Days:

In case of severe weather an alternate indoor program is provided.


The Arboretum will provide mosquito repellent as needed.

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 10 business days in advance.

Clean up:

Please leave the party room as you found it. Place your trash in the trash cans provided.