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.

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


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.

Room Rentals

Rent our Multi-Purpose Room for your next baby shower, meeting or other group gathering. Tables and chairs included. Room is approximately 750 square feet and features exhibit animals and nature displays. Room capacity is approx. 40 people, but can seat 20-30 comfortably with tables.

Rental Fees

2 hours rental minimum with a $100 refundable security deposit

Weekdays: $40/hour

Weekends/Evenings: $60/hour