lyman woods rentals

Program Area Week Day Weekend/Evening
Picnic Area $10/hour $20/hour
Multi-Purpose Room (All) $40/hour $60/hour
Multi-Purpose Room (East) $20/hour $30/hour
Multi-Purpose Room (West) $20/hour $30/hour
Roly Poly Play Field $10/hour $20/hour
Campfire Ring w/S'mores $20/hour $40/hour
Campfire Ring - No S'mores $15/hour $30/hour
* 2-hour rental minimum with a $100 refundable security deposit


nature center birthday partyAre 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:

  • Instructor-led outdoor adventure
  • Two hours of party time for 10 children
  • Reusable dishes, silverware, water pitchers, napkins & tablecloths

Fee: $125/party (up to 10 children) $5/each additional child
Fee is the same for residents and non-residents. There is a 30 guest maximum.

Add on a 30-minute campfire with s'mores! Extend your party with a 30-minute campfire program for just $40.00.

Add on lawn games. Enhance your party with a variety of lawn games (bags, hula hoops, giant Jenga, etc) for $40.00.

Add on Night-Time Party Lights. Illuminate our outdoor picnic area with string lights for enhanced ambience or for night-time parties for $40.00.

Call the Nature Center at 630.963.9388 to book your wild party!
Parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

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 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.