Birthday Parties

Ever wonder how to make every guest a party animal?

From cakes to snakes, Birthday Parties at Discovery Place Nature are wild by nature! Kids can go nose-to-snout with cool critters, flutter by with forest fairies, unearth natural treasures and much more. With no set up or clean up for the grown-ups, everyone can focus on having fun and getting a little wild

All Inclusive Pricing

Go Wild Party Package

Includes Museum admission for up to 35 guests (maximum of 15 children and 20 adults), party theme with festive decorations, T-shirt for the birthday child, a Party Pal who hosts the party and manages set-up and clean-up, 1.5 hours in party room and a guided tour of the Museum, lemonade and party tableware.

Non-Members $295
Members $275

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Go Natural Party Package

Includes Museum admission for up to 20 guests (maximum of 10 children and 10 adults), festive decorations, a Party Pal who hosts the party and manages set-up and clean-up, 1.5 hours in party room, lemonade and party tableware.

Non-Members $215
Members $195

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Add-on Options

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

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cake - $25

You'll be the coolest party in town. Call for available flavors.

Planetarium Show - $30

Explore the moon, stars and beyond with a 15-minute show in our new digital planetarium.

*For a Premium Party, add-on fee is $50 and includes two 15-minute shows

Animal Encounter - $30

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

*subject to availability

Discovery Place Nature Goody Backpacks - $5 each

Let us take care of the party favors!

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One-of-a-kind Party Themes

Looking for unique birthday party ideas? Check out our themes for fun that's wild by nature.

Animal Parade

Get close to cool critters that call the Museum home. Then dress up as your favorite animal for a parade through the Museum.

Ages 3-7

Forts & Fairies

Build a fort or fairy house in our woodland garden along with a Naturalist and your birthday buddies

Ages 3-7

Reptile Party

From scales to tails, get an up-close look at some of our many reptile friends.

Ages 3-7

Junior Curator

Bring your friends and experience life as a Discovery Place Nature curator. Learn about and feed some of the animals and get to know the Museum behind-the-scenes.

Ages 6-9

Naturalist Adventure

Explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail and see what kinds of plants and animals you can find. Plus, meet our animal residents as you tour the Museum.

Ages 6-9


  • What days are available for Birthday Parties?

    Birthday Parties are available Tuesday - Sunday during regular Museum operating hours.

  • What times are available for parties?

    On Tuesday through Friday, parties are available at 3:00 p.m. On Saturdays, parties are available at 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Sundays, parties are held at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  • What ages are appropriate?

    Parties are available for ages 3 - 9.

  • Can I bring my own cake and refreshments?

    Yes, you are welcome to supply your own cake, snacks and drinks for your guests. Please note that we will supply environmentally-friendly utensils and paper products.

  • Can I bring my own decorations?

    Yes. Theme party rooms are already decorated. If you would like to bring in your own decorations, feel free to bring free-standing table decorations. Please note, nothing can be taped, glued or tacked to the walls and for the safety of our visitors and resident animals, balloons are not allowed in our facility.

  • What if additional people would like to attend?

    The Go Wild party accommodates a maximum of 35 guests and the Go Natural party accommodates a maximum of 20 guests. The guest limitations are due to the size our party rooms. Additional guests can pay regular Museum admission to join you in the Museum, but are not permitted in the party room.

  • What is your cancellation and refund policy?

    Three weeks cancellation notice is required for a full refund. Parties cancelled within three weeks of the event date will receive a credit for another party within a 12 month period.

  • 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.