Birthday Parties

Take a walk on the wild side, with one of our engaging, age-appropriate Birthday Parties! Our nature-based programs will create a memorable birthday that your child will never forget!  Birthday Parties at NBS are offered in two hour blocks on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. The party fee includes the rental of one of our classroom spaces and a one hour education program at the beginning of your party. For an additional fee, you may select an 20 minute “add on” activity, listed below.

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Birthday Party Fee for NBS Members: $150
Birthday  Party Fee For Non-Members: $220
Family Memberships: $65

• Parties are offered for children turning 4 years old and up.
• The party fee includes the rental of one of our classroom spaces and a one hour education program at the beginning of your party. Party prices include the birthday child and up to 12 guests.
• Children 2 and under attending with parents but not participating in party activities are free.
• Additional children, up to a maximum of 20, may attend for an additional $8 per child.
• Interested in extending the fun? Select one 20 minute “Add On” Activity for an additional $25.
• In order to reserve your event, there is a non-refundable deposit of $75. The remaining cost of the party is due the day of the event.

Party Themes

Animals, Art and Adventure (ages 4+)—In this fun filled birthday party, children will get up close and personal with a live animal of your choosing and complete a take home craft. On sunny days, we will look for adventures on NBS’ trails. On rainy or cold days we search for adventure in a story book. Specific themes include: Snake Surprise, Amazing Amphibians, Lounge Lizards, Friends with Fur and Turtle Time.

Discovery Hike (ages 4+)—Take a walk on the wild side as we investigate NBS habitats! We’ll peek under logs, go on a nature scavenger hunt, and make other seasonal discoveries as we explore the great outdoors.

Lost in the Wild (ages 8+)—Test your survival skills in this exciting outdoor program. We will practice compass skills, build outdoor shelters, look for animals signs and identify edible and poisonous plants.

Native Ways (ages 6+)—Take a journey back in time as we examine what life was like for Native Americans living on Aquidneck Island. We will visit a Native American garden, play traditional games, examine tools used by the Wampanoags, and look for evidence that they once lived right here on the land that is now NBS.

Add-On Options: Extend the Fun!
Looking for even more fun and excitement? You can choose to upgrade your NBS party by adding an extra staff-led activity.

Animal Adoptions Add-On: Make your child’s birthday extra-special with the gift of an Education Animal Adoption. This add-on will include a 15 minute animal presentation, a framed 5×7 photo, certificate of adoption and an animal fact sheet given to your child during his or her party.
Special Birthday Party Price—$50

Other Add-On Options: One 20 minute add-on may be selected per party (total event time is still 2 hours) for an additional fee of $25.00. We recommend choosing activities that differ from the theme of your party. Choose from the following:

Animal Presentation—Choose one NBS education animal to visit your party.
Trail Walk—Add an interpretive hike through the forest– you never know what you might discover!
Nature Craft—Let us design an earth-friendly craft to complement your program.
Scavenger Hunt—Join us for an exciting, seasonally themed scavenger hunt along the trails.
Nature Games—Let’s get moving with some of our favorite nature-based active games!

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