Children’s Birthday Parties

Birthday Party Programs at Ijams

With 300 acres of walking trails, ponds and fields Ijams is an environment that lends itself naturally to birthday parties. Ijams Nature Center birthday parties are 2 hours long, are for children ages 4 and older, and can be arranged for up to 20 young party-goers and their parents.

During the party your child and their guests will be treated to a nose-to-beak encounter with one of our animal ambassadors, explore the wonder of nature on a guided hike, or even discover hidden dinosaur bones like real paleontologists!  At Ijams, our birthday parties will inspire children to be creative, immerse themselves in their surroundings, and have lots of fun!

Birthdays are naturally magical at Ijams Nature Center! From snakes and turtles to magic and fairies, Ijams is sure to have something to delight your birthday child!

Due to increasing demand for our Birthday Parties, we have started an online request system. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page COMPLETELY and submit it. Once your request is received by our Birthday Party Coordinator, they will contact you to discuss party details and scheduling.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO REQUEST PARTY DATES.  Our Birthday Party Coordinator works offsite, but if you do not hear back within three business days, please submit your request again.  

*Submissions made by smartphone occasionally get lost in the ether.*

Birthday

Because the activities and craft materials are not suitable for younger kids, Birthdays at Ijams are recommended for children ages 4 and up ONLY

Classic Birthday Themes:

  • Animals of Ijams
  • Nature Treasure Hunt
  • Dinosaur Dig
  • Garden Magic
  • Princesses and Frogs (seasonal)

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

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:

  • Fairies & Gnomes
  • Buccaneer Bash
  • Superhero Celebration
  • Wizarding World of Ijams

Premier birthday parties include all of the Classic party features, plus an additional experience, such as decorating fairy houses or creating custom treasure chests. Please note that Premier parties need to be booked at least 2 weeks prior to the party date to ensure that all materials are available. 

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.

For a more complete description of party themes, Click here. For a list of FAQs, click here.

Birthday Party Times:

  • Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Saturday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How to Schedule a Birthday Party:

Due to increasing demand for our Birthday Parties, we have started an online request system. Please fill out the form below COMPLETELY and then submit. Once your request is received by our Birthday Party Hosts, one of them will contact you to discuss party details and scheduling. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO REQUEST PARTY DATES.

Birthday Party Request

  • Membership must be at the Family level or higher to take advantage of the discounted fee.
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.

If you would like to see the space we use for Birthday Parties, you MUST schedule a date and time with your Birthday Party Host. Walk-in tour requests CANNOT be accommodated.