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? – Become naturalist detectives. Hike to discover animals living at the center.

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

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).

$300 for up to 12 children (including siblings); $15/each additional child 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 (except in the case of very young children).

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
  • Paper goods
  • Trash bags

Please note: Due to COVID and space limitations, we recommend that parents of the guests drop off their children and return at pick-up time. Due to the current health climate, all parties scheduled for the winter will be outside only with indoor bathrooms available. Masks are required for all activities except while eating or during a mask break, and guests are required to sign waivers.

For additional party and membership info please visit 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.