Birthday Parties

The Darien Nature Center hosts birthday parties for children 2 years and older. We provide a “party hostess” to work with you to create the party best suited to your child’s age and interests.

Critter Birthday ( for ages 2 and up)

  • Celebrate your child’s special day with a hands-on animals presentation.  The hostess will present your choice of age appropriate animals that will make this a party to remember.
  • The children will take an “I Spy” hike on the trails.  They will search for several different wonders of the woods.  
  • A craft or game will be substituted in case of inclement weather. 
COST:

1 – 12 guests $250
13 – 18 guests $300* 
19 – 24 guests $325* 

 

 

Critter parties run for 1-1/2 hours. You may come 15 minutes early to set-up the party room. *includes $25 assistant fee for parties with over 13+ guests.


Treasure Hunt / Critter Party: (ages 5+)

Celebrate your child’s special day with a hands-on animal presentation.  The hostess will present your choice of age appropriate animals that will make this a party to remember. Also, using maps and clues, children will hunt for hidden treasure in our wonderful Cherry Lawn Park in an age appropriate Treasure Hunt. This party is 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

Theme Parties

1 ~ 12 guests $300 
13 ~ 20 guests $350 
20 + guests additional $10 per/guest

 

Campfire Party (ages 7+ up) features a treasure hunt on the trails, a live animals presentation and a campfire. Hot dogs and s’mores can be brought to cook on the fire. Campfire parties run for 2 hours. You may come 15 minutes prior to set up and are responsible for party clean up.

1-16 children  $350 (includes additional assistant)



Home Parties: (ages 2+) features a 45 minute live animal presentation in your home.

COST:                       

$200 (local Darien)

$300 (out of Darien)

Home parties run for 1 hour.  Room should be available for hostess when he/she arrives with animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Parents provide all food, beverages and paper goods for your party.
  • Please ask your guests to come dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be served.
  • No balloons please.
  • Guests include children, parents, siblings, etc…
  • Please do not use live animals for goodie bags, (fish, frogs, turtles, etc…).
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a date.
  • If you are paying the balance of your party with a credit card please do so before the party date.  Hostess can not accept a credit card.
  • Questions? Call Tory (203) 655-7459

“We had a FANTASTIC time at Jake’s birthday party today.  Marie was amazing and she far exceeded our expectations.  My friends were raving that it was the best party that they have ever been to.”

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