Birthday Parties

Planning a Birthday Party?

Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the nature center. Thematic parties include a two-hour facility rental, 45 minutes of staff led activities, and party favors. Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives
Ages 3-7
Learn to be a good nature detective by using your eyes, ears, nose and hands. Play sensory guessing games, find what doesn’t belong on our “unnature” trail, and follow clues to solve a mystery animal’s trail. Favors include a magnifying hand lens, a mini-notebook and a nature center pencil. The birthday child receives an Earl the Squirrel stuffed toy.

Dinosaurs

Ages 3-9
Share what you know about these amazing animals. Uncover bones and shells like a paleontologist, and make your own fossil imprints in clay. Go on a dinosaur egg hunt that will lead you to a nest full of eggs. Favors include a dinosaur egg, a dinosaur sticker and a fossil imprint. The birthday child gets a Myrtle the Turtle key chain.

Nature Crafts
Ages 3-12
Learn new skills and nature facts as you make a variety of crafts to take home. Younger crafters will make bug boxes, rock insects, and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather crafts, bird feeders and beads.

Fee:
$175/RA members; $200/non-members

How to Book

  • Parties may be booked up to three months in advance.
  • Weekend dates are limited and fill quickly.
  • Consider a weekday afternoon or evening party.
  • Maximum 15 children.
  • Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

    Maximum: 15 children per party.

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