Birthday Parties

Birthday

Celebrate Your Birthday Party at VINS

Birthday Party
Outdoor Classroom
Rental Space

Birthday Party Details

Cost: $310 (20 people included; $13.50 for each additional guest)
Hours: 10 AM - 1 PM OR 1 PM - 4 PM
Availability: Seven days a week, year-round
Party Space: Outdoor Classroom

Note: Live Animal Encounter and Nature Center Exploration included.

Sample Party Plan

12:45 PM: Meet a VINS Staff Member in the parking lot to have the ATV/gorilla cart bring your materials to the outdoor classroom. Host Family checks in with the nature store for admission tickets and walks to the outdoor classroom

1:00 PM: Guests arrive and check in at the Nature Store for tickets and directions (a member of the host family should be present if children are being dropped off).

1:15 PM: Private Live Animal Encounter at the outdoor classroom (Falcon, Hawk, Owl, Turtle, or Snake).

1:30 PM: Free time to explore campus: Forest Exhibit, Raptor Enclosures

2:00 PM: Optional Public Reptile encounter or visit the forest canopy walk while other visitors are at the program

2:30 PM: Refreshments and gifts

3:00 PM: Optional Public Flighted Raptor Program or free time to explore the campus: Trails, Birds are Dinosaurs and Songbird Exhibit

3:45 PM: VINS Staff Member will use the ATV/gorilla cart to pick up and deliver items back to the parking lot

4:00 PM: Parents pick up from the playscape

5:00 PM: Center Closes

12:45 PM: Meet a VINS Staff Member in the parking lot to have the ATV/gorilla cart bring your materials to the outdoor classroom. Host Family checks in with the nature store for admission tickets and walks to the outdoor classroom

1:00 PM: guests arrive and check in at the Nature Store for tickets and directions (a member of the host family should be present if children are being dropped off)

1:15 PM: Private Live Animal Encounter at the outdoor classroom (Falcon, Hawk or Owl).

1:30 PM: Visit the Forest Canopy Walk

2:00 PM: Optional Public Raptor Encounter (Saturday); Public Reptile Encounter (Sunday) 

2:30 PM: Optional Public Raptor Feeding Time (suggested for 8 years and up) or time to explore campus (Forest Exhibit, Raptor Enclosures, Birds are Dinosaurs, and Songbird Exhibit).

3:00 PM: Refreshments and gifts

3:45 PM: VINS Staff Member will deliver the ATV/gorilla cart to bring items back to the parking lot

3:50 PM: Parents pick up from the playscape. Host family to settle up with the nature store if over 20 people

4:00 PM: Center Closes

Live Animal Encounter

This first-hand encounter with a live falcon, hawk, owl, turtle or snake will focus on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these amazing animals. This 15-20 minute program is an unforgettable experience.

Program included with your birthday party.

Nature Center Exploration

Take advantage of the exciting raptor enclosures, trails, exhibits and public programs at the VINS Nature Center.

Program included with your birthday party.

Reservations

All reservations must be made two weeks in advance and are subject to availability of staff and facilities. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. You may change your reservation up to seven days before the party based on availability of alternative dates.

The fee for a birthday party is $310 which includes the outdoor classroom space, full access to the VINS campus and public programs, admission for up to 20 people, and a private animal encounter.   Membership cards may be presented for admission on arrival.  Additional nonmember guests above 20 people would be at $13.50 each; payment is due at the end of the event.  

There is no electrical power in the outdoor classroom. The party host is responsible for all food, drinks, ice, cakes, paper products, and table covers (2 recommended). Please no balloons, pinatas, or noise makers for the safety of our animals. 

VINS Preferred Vendor List” will assist with your planning.