Celebrate your child’s next
birthday party at Sheldrake
Environmental Center!

collage of scenes from Sheldrake birthday parties.

Some of Our Party Themes

Enchanted Fairy Party – Build a beautiful woodland fairy house from a bird house and various natural elements like moss, sticks, acorn and leaves.

Happy Bird-Day! – Make a feeder and explore outdoors looking and listening for birds.

Scavenger Hunt Safari – Search the trails to find natural treasures.

Who Lives Here? – Hit the trails with a great educator-led nature walk! We might roll over logs, visit the frog pond, play a game of camouflage, or complete a scavenger hunt depending on time of the year. Treat your guests to a great seasonal hands-on walk!

Animal Olympics – Test your skills in fun, animal-themed games.

Toddlers working on an outdoor craft at a Sheldrake birthday party.
Kids at Sheldrake birthday party working on nature crafts.
Sheldrake birthday party craft materials.

Birthday Party information

A 1.5-hour birthday party – for members only (Blue Jay level+). The first 60 minutes are spent with a naturalist and the last 30 minutes are reserved for food and cake (the pizza/cake portion is unstaffed by Sheldrake).

Suitable for ages 3 and up.

$400 for up to 15 children (including siblings); $20/each additional child (not to exceed 20 total) with advance notice.

Parties must be paid in full to reserve a date. 50% of fee is refundable if cancellation occurs at least two weeks before program. No refunds thereafter.

Parties are staffed with the expectation that 1-2 adult chaperones actively assist the naturalist (per group). Other adults should drop off their child.

We embrace mildly inclement weather, should it occur, and have indoor space available as an optional setting.

We Provide

  • Outdoor gathering space or private room for 1.5 hours
  • Nature program led by our naturalist
  • Planned activities
  • Tables and chairs, use of refrigerator/freezer and sink

You Provide

  • Food – prepared in advance, no cooking
  • Set-up and clean-up of party materials (balloons not permitted; arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time for set-up)
  • Paper goods
  • Trash bags

Please note: Guests are required to sign a waiver.

For additional party and membership infomation, please email or call us.

Girl hugging a tree with a butterfly eye mask on during Sheldrake birthday party.
Tables set up at Sheldrake for birthday party.
Children being read a story at a Sheldrake birthday party with balloons.