Birthday Parties

Ever wonder how to take your child’s birthday to the next level?

Join Discovery Place Nature for a brand new, exclusive experience! Our new Premium Party Package offers everything an amazing birthday requires.

Guests must comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, including health screenings upon entry, face masks for non-vaccinated guests aged 2 and up for the duration of the party and social distancing.

Parties are available every day of the week. Call to confirm availability.

Contact us at 704-372-6261 x300 for more information.

A Covid-Safe Birthday Celebration

Premium Party

Celebrate your big day the COVID-safe way with the Museum to yourself! Includes Museum admission for up to 50 guests for 2 hours, festive decorations and two Partyologists who host the party and manages the set-up and clean-up.

Only for ages 3-9. At least five adults must be present at all times.

General Public $550
Members - enjoy 10% off $495

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Add-on Options

Available by request (add to any of the above parties)

Animal Encounter - $40

Meet ‘n greet a live animal and learn about its natural habitat, diet and unique adaptations.

*subject to availability.

Guided Trail Walk- $40

Discover the beauty and natural diversity of our local forest habitat as with a guided stroll around the Paw Paw Nature Trail.

Discovery Place Nature Goody Backpacks - $5 each

Let us take care of the party favors!

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  • What are you doing to address health and safety concerns?

    In order to provide a safe and comfortable Birthday Party experience, our parties provide exclusive access to the Museum. Other than our Partyologists, you and your guests will be the only ones in the Museum during your party. As a part of our rigorous health and safety protocols, the Museum will be deep cleaned with CDC-approved disinfectant prior to your arrival. Additionally, all guests must comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, including health screenings upon entry, wearing masks for the duration of the party, and social distancing.

  • Are all guests required to wear a mask?

    The safety of our visitors is our top priority. As such, we are following the more stringent recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. All guests age 2 and older and required to wear a mask. No exceptions.

  • What days are available for Birthday Parties?

    Birthday Parties are available 7 days a week.

  • What times are available for parties?

    Parties are available to begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • What ages are appropriate?

    Parties are available to ages 3 - 9 for the health and safety of our animals.

  • Can I bring my own cake?

    Yes! You are welcome to bring cupcakes or individually wrapped treats that can be distributed at the end of the party. Discovery Place will provide a 'Celebration Station', 2 six-foot tables at the entry/exit that can be used for presents or food.

  • Can I bring food, snacks or drinks?

    As a part of our COVID-safe party experience, food and drink are not allowed inside the Museum. We encourage you to bring cupcakes or individually wrapped treats to give out to guests as they leave the party.

  • Can I bring my own decorations?

    Yes. While your dedicated 'Celebration Station' includes 2 six-foot tables with tablecloths, feel free to bring free-standing table decorations to make it your own. Please note, for the safety of our visitors and resident animals, balloons are not allowed in our facility.

  • Can I bring my own entertainment?

    A party at Discovery Place Nature is chock-full of hands-on activities and fun. Outside entertainment such as licensed characters, musicians or other contractors are not permitted.

  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?

    Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. Cancellations made with two week’s notice or less are non-refundable. Cancellations with more than two week’s notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

  • How do I book a party?

    Call us at 704.372.6261 x300. One of our Guest Sales representatives will be happy to help you plan a fun-filled party for your birthday child. Payment in full is required at the time of booking, and all reservations must be completed by phone.