Celebrate your child's birthday at the Schuylkill Center.

A nature-themed birthday party is a perfect way to provide a special personalized memory for your child while also supporting our mission of connecting people with nature. Our birthday packages are ideal for kids ages 4–15-year-olds.

Fill out this form to plan a birthday party with at the Schuylkill Center.

Basic Birthday Party Package ($150)

  • Admission for up to 15 children, ages 4 and up

  • Use of outdoor facility for 2 hours

  • Trail maps and activity ideas available upon request

Naturalist-Led Birthday Party Package ($300)

  • Admission for up to 15 children, ages 4 and up

  • Use of outdoor facility for 2 hours

  • Spend an hour with an environmental educator exploring nature and enjoying nature-themed activities and games, and bring your own party refreshments to enjoy afterward.

    • Around the Pond (April-October)

      From croaking frogs to basking turtles–in the warm weather our ponds come to life with the sights and sounds of aquatic creatures. Scoop for tadpoles, search for insects, and listen for frogs as we explore these critical habitats.

    • Incredible Insects (April-October)

      Hiding under logs, clinging onto plants, swimming in ponds—insects can be found everywhere! Get your hands dirty as we turn over rocks, search under logs, and dig through dirt in search of these six-legged creeper crawlers.

    • Bird is the Word

      Keep your eye on the sky! From the smallest of songbirds to the largest birds of prey, many different species call our trails home. Break out the binoculars and hit the trails on a scavenger hunt to spot some of our most common feathered friends.

    • Animal Detectives

      What does a fox track look like? What can a raccoon’s scat tell us about what it ate? Find the answers to these questions and more as we search, scour, and sleuth through the forest looking for tracks, scat, and signs from the animals that live here.

    • Fairies of the Forest

      Did you know we have fairies who live in our forest? Using sticks, leaves, grass, and a little bit of pixie dust, we will help build a fairy house and tell stories about our mystical friends.

Additional details

  • Birthday parties are held entirely outdoors, with access to the Visitor Center in case of inclement weather or to use the bathrooms. We follow CDC guidelines regarding Covid‑19.

  • Birthday parties are held Saturday afternoons.

Booking and Payment Information

  • Fill out the request form and our registrar will reach out to you to confirm your reservation within 3 business days. Filling out the request form does not guarantee the selected date.

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