Birthday Parties

The Darien Nature Center hosts birthday parties for children ages 2+. We provide a party facilitator to work with you to create the party best suited to your child’s age and interests.

Critter Birthday

  • Ages 2 and up
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Celebrate your child’s special day with a hands-on animal presentation. The facilitator 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.

1 – 10 guests $300
11 – 18 guests $350*
19 – 24 guests $400*

24 guests maximum

*For 2’s parties, we ask a 12 guest maximum.

*includes an additional assistant for parties over 13+ guests


  • Ages 6+
  • 1 hour 45 minutes

Your child will celebrate their birthday by leading a treasure hunt in the wonderful wilds of Cherry Lawn Park. Children will hunt for hidden treasure (your “Goody Bags”) in an age appropriate Treasure Hunt. If time permits, a short visit with the animals will top off this special day and make this a party to remember.

1 – 10 guests $350
11 – 16 guests $400
17 – 20 guests $450

20 guests maximum


  • Ages 7+
  • 2 hours

The Campfire Party features a treasure hunt on the trails, a campfire and if time permits a short visit with the animals. Hot dogs and s’mores can be brought to cook on the fire.

1 – 10 guests $400

11-16 guests $450


  • Ages 2+
  • 45 minutes

Features a 45 minute live animal presentation in your home. Room should be available for facilitator when he/she arrives with animals.

$200 (local Darien)
$300 (out of Darien)

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • You may arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled party time to set up the room and will be responsible for clean-up.
  • Parents provide all food, beverages, paper goods and "Goody Bags" for your party.
  • Please ask your guests to come dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be served.
  • No balloons please.
  • No piñatas or noisemakers.
  • Guests include children and siblings.
  • 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. Facilitator 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."

– Birthday Party Parent