Birthdays at Ijams

Birthdays at Ijams allow children to further explore Ijams Nature Center with their friends! Join us for a nature scavenger hunt, digging for ancient dinosaur bones, or diving into the magic of the forest. We have themes for a variety of interests, and each party includes an up close visit from one of Ijams’ Education Animals. Register Today by completing the form at the bottom of this page!

Important Party Information

Birthdays at Ijams are 2 hours long with the first hour being an outdoor activity and animal presentation, and the second hour for cake and presents. Parties are for children ages 4 to 12, and can be arranged for up to 20 young party-goers and their parents. Classic Parties are $215 and Premier Parties are $250. Parties can only be scheduled on Saturdays. Read below for a complete list of party themes. Online Birthday Request Forms must be submitted no later than 3 weeks before your party date, and we do not accept registrations by phone.

If you would like to see the space we use for Birthday Parties, you MUST schedule a date and time with the Birthday Party Coordinator by emailing birthdays@ijams.org. Walk-in tour requests CANNOT be accommodated.

*Submissions made by smartphone may not go through.*

Classic Birthday Themes:

Classic birthday parties include a live animal program, an outdoor naturalist-led adventure (weather-permitting), tablecloths, and table decorations.

  • Animals of Ijams

  • Nature Treasure Hunt

  • Dinosaur Dig

Fee: $200 for Ijams members*, $215 for non-members.
Fee includes 20 children; additional children are $10 each.

*Membership must be at the family level or higher to qualify for the member discount.

Premier Birthday Party Themes:

Premier birthday parties include all of the Classic party features, plus an additional experience, such as decorating fairy houses. 

  • Fairies & Gnomes

  • Animal Superheroes

  • Wizarding World of Ijams

Fee: $235 for Ijams members*, $250 for non-members.
Fee includes 20 children; additional children are $10 each.

*Membership must be at the family level or higher to qualify for the member discount.

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Birthday Party Request

  • Membership must be at the Family level or higher to take advantage of the discounted fee.
  • Please enter a value between 4 and 12.
  • Parties are held on Saturdays only