nature center birthday party

Are you a real party animal? Add an exciting twist to the traditional birthday party and celebrate your birthday at Lyman Woods!

All Nature Parties include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Reusable dishes, silverware and tablecloths
  • Freezer and refrigerator space
  • 1 hour of personal time and 1 hour of instructor-led time
Party Times (based on availability):
  • Fridays: between 5-7pm
  • Saturdays: 11am-1pm; 2-4pm; 5-7pm
  • Sundays: 12-2pm; 3-5pm

2024 Fees:

  • $190/party (up to 15 children)
  • $10/each additional child
  • 40 guest maximum (adults and children total) - $14/person over the maximum of 40
  • Fee is the same for residents and non-residents
  • Add on a 30-minute campfire with s'mores! Extend your party with a 30-minute campfire program for just $55.
  • Add on lawn games. Enhance your party with a variety of lawn games (bags, hula hoops, giant Jenga, etc) for $55.
  • Add on Night-Time Party Lights. Illuminate our outdoor picnic area with string lights for enhanced ambience or for night-time parties for $55.
  • Add on an additional 30 minutes of instructor-led time for $45.
  • Add on an additional 30 minutes of personal time for $30.

Please complete the Birthday Party Interest Form below to begin the process in booking your wild party!
Parties must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance and are subject to availability

birthday Party Interest Form

CHOOSE A THEME for your nature birthday party

All Ages

  • Wildlife Detectives: Search the trails for hints of wildlife and get hands-on with pelts & skulls, scat & other animal signs.
  • Creature Feature: Create a birthday party featuring your favorite animal such as deer, coyotes, snakes, owls or turtles.
  • Habitat Hunters: (April to Oct.) Explore various habitats on a scavenger hunt that tests your map-reading skills.
  • Bug Bonanza: (April-Sept.) Go on a bug hunt to catch and observe the tiniest animals at Lyman Woods before returning them home.
  • Gross Out Nature: Explore the not-so-pretty side of nature! Discover all that is slimy, stinky and just plain gross.

Toddlers to Pre-K

  • NaturePlay Party: Investigate and explore outdoor activity stations with guidance from an instructor.
    An adult is expected to accompany their child(ren).

Grades 1 and up

  • Nature at Night: Explore Lyman Woods after dark, observe the stars in the sky & search for signs of nocturnal animals.
  • Wilderness Skills: Discover what it takes to survive in the wilderness as you explore the wild woods.

Grades 3 and up

  • *Nature Spa: Work with a naturalist to create your own signature scent and a few other fun and creative spa experiences. (Maximum 15 children)

Grades 4 and up

  • *Archery: (April-Sept.) Aim for fun with archery basics & shooting safety. Then hit the range for target practice using compound bows. Archery materials & equipment provided. (Maximum 15 children)

*These parties include a 1.5hr instructor lead program, have a party limit of 15 children maximum, and start at $215.