Children playing with leaves at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

Birthday Parties

A nature-themed birthday party at Woodend Sanctuary is a perfect way to provide a special memory for your child while also supporting the conservation work of Nature Forward.

Spend an hour with a naturalist exploring the habitats of Woodend Nature Sanctuary and enjoying nature-themed activities and games, and bring your own party refreshments to enjoy afterward.

Birthday parties are held entirely outdoors, with access to the Teale Learning Center in case of inclement weather or to use the bathrooms. Nature Forward follows CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Party themes include Wiggly Worms, All About Birds, Ponding, Insect Investigation, Reptiles & Amphibians, Animal Clues, and Ponding. Click here to learn more about our Birthday Party Themes!

Party Times

Choose from the following party times:

Saturdays or Sundays from 9:15-11:15 am or 11:45-1:45 pm

9:15 – 11:15 Party
  • 9:15 – 9:30 Host family set-up
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Birthday party
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Naturalist Program
    • 10:30 – 11:00 Family-led activities
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Families clean up  
11:45 – 1:45 Party
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Host family set-up
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Birthday party
    • 12:00 – 1:00 Naturalist Program
    • 1:00 – 1:30 Family-led activities
  • 1:30 – 1:45 Families clean up

Note: The first 15 minutes are for setup and the last 15 minutes are for takedown.
Guests should arrive by 9:30 or 12:00 when the naturalist-led program begins.
The timeline for guests is either 9:30 – 11:00 or 12:00 – 1:30. 


For up to 14 children: $260 for members; $295 for nonmembers (includes a one-year Nature Forward membership).
Additional child: $15 per child up to a maximum of 18 children.
NOTICE: dates and times are not guaranteed upon registration and are subject to change depending on facility availability. If your selected time or date is not available, the birthday party coordinator will reach out and you will be given the opportunity to reschedule, or cancel and be fully refunded minus the registration fee.