Birthday Parties at the Center!
Celebrate your child's birthday with family and friends at the Nature Discovery Center. We can design your party to meet your child's unique interests!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Pavilion Area and the 1 acre immediately surrounding the Nature Discovery Center building are under construction. We expect this construction project to be complete in February 2017. Until that time, Birthday Parties are using picnic tables in a meadow at the south end of the park. These Birthday Parties must still be scheduled through the Nature Discovery Center by calling 713.667.6550.
The cost of the pavilion/picnic space rental is $100; however, you can waive this fee by becoming a member at the Wildlife Partner level or higher membership (minimum $100). Parties are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and require advanced registration. Memberships and programs must be paid for in advance, while Discovery Room tours can be paid the day of your party.
Download Birthday Party Programs Flyer for more info
Think you are ready to plan a Nature Discovery Center Birthday Party? Fill out our online Birthday Party Inquiry Form and our Program Coordinator will contact you to discuss your party needs. Note: This inquiry form will not reserve your spot on our Birthday Calendar, but will let us know your preferred dates, times, and party options, etc.
Select from our Party Options:
Choose one option (from #1 or #2) for $75.00 or any two options for $120.00. Each option lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
1. Party Programs:
Live animals, puppets, and specimens from our collection help make our party programs a special experience for your birthday child and their friends and family to enjoy. Suggested age ranges are provided, but all programs can be adapted for kids of all ages.
- • Bunny Buddies -- Learn all about rabbits while visiting with a live rabbit and listening to a rabbit tale. For ages 2 to 4*.
• Super Senses -- Guests explore their senses of smell, touch, sight, and hearing in this super interactive program. Add in some sweet treats yourself and all five senses will be covered in this fun filled party! For ages 3 to 5*.
• Join the Insect Club -- A fun and interactive puppet show about insects, spiders, and other animals. For ages 4 to 7*.
• Scales and Tails -- A program all about reptiles: snakes, lizards, turtles, etc. Children will be able to touch and investigate live animals and reptile specimens up close. For ages 5 to 11*.
- * Suggested age ranges are provided, but programs can be adapted for kids of all ages upon request.
2. Guided Tours:
- • Discovery Room Tour
Center Staff guide children and parents though our Discovery Rooms. Your guide will bring out live animals for the children to pet and will help children find age appropriate activities in our exhibits. Note: It is better to have the children come upstairs BEFORE refreshments (cleaner hands).
- For our animal's sake as well as fire codes, there is a maximum of 30 children and parents in the rooms at a time.
- • Nature Walk
Party guests and their parents explore Russ Pitman Park with Center Staff. Group limit is 15 kids; this option is reserved for smaller parties.
“My son loves to have his party here. This place is magical!” ~ Debbie Fernandez
• Pavilions may be reserved for parties Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, or 3:30 - 6 pm.
• Food and drinks are allowed in the pavilion area only.
• A MAXIMUM of 30 people (children and parents) are allowed in the Discovery Rooms at one time.
• You must show proof of liability insurance (before your party) for all moon bounces.
• Leave party areas as clean as you found them.
• Have an alternate plan for bad weather; birthday parties are not allowed inside the rest of the house.
The following are prohibited:
• Petting zoos or pony rides
• Balloons of any kind
• Disturbing or feeding animals in enclosures
Birthday Parties Off-Site
We'll happily take our Birthday Party Programs on the road to your home, at a park, or at another facility. Select from the party programs listed and call the Center at 713.667.6550 to check booking availability.
Rates depend on the party location: $100 inside Beltway 8, $100.00 plus mileage outside Beltway 8.
Submit a Birthday Party Inquiry* Form
*This form is not meant to reserve your party, only to inform our Program Coordinator of your interest so that she can better serve you.
Last Updated on Saturday, January 07, 2017 12:11 AM