Birthday Parties

The Darien Nature Center hosts birthday parties for children 3 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 3 and up)

  • Celebrate your child’s special day with a hands on visit of live animals.  The hostess will present your choice of age appropriate animals that will 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 will be substituted in case of inclement weather. 

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

 * $25 additional fee for assistant will be charged.


Critter parties run for 1-1/2 hours. You may come 15 minutes early to set-up the party room. *An assistant fee of $25 in cash is required for parties 13 and over.

Home Parties


$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.

What to Bring for a party at the Darien Nature Center

  • Parents provide all food, beverages and paper goods for your party, except where specified otherwise.
  • If assistant is needed please bring cash to pay party assistant at the party.
  • 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…).

What you Need to Know

  • 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

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