Birthday
parties

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

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); $15/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 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. 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.