Birthdays at Ijams allow children to further explore Ijams Nature Center with their friends! Join Ijams for a nature scavenger hunt, digging for ancient dinosaur bones, or diving into the magic of the forest. You'll find themes for a variety of interests, and each party includes an up close visit from one of Ijams’ animal ambassadors. Register today by completing the form at the bottom of this page. NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Ijams is not offering parties at this time. The nature center hopes to be able to offer this programming again soon.
Celebrate Your Child's Birthday at Ijams
Birthdays at Ijams are two hours long; the first hour includes an outdoor activity and animal presentation, and the second hour is time for cake and presents! Parties are for children ages 4 to 12, and can be arranged for up to 20 young partygoers and their parents. Classic Parties are $215 and Premier Parties are $250. Parties are available only on Saturdays.
Online Birthday Request Forms must be submitted no later than three weeks and no earlier than six months before your party date. Ijams does not accept registrations by phone.
* There are no parties held in July *
CLASSIC BIRTHDAY THEMES
Classic birthday parties include a live animal program, an outdoor, naturalist-led adventure (weather permitting), tablecloths, and table decorations.
ANIMALS OF IJAMS
NATURE TREASURE HUNT
Fee: $200 for Ijams members,* $215 for non-members. Includes 20 children; additional children are $10 each.
PREMIER BIRTHDAY THEMES
Premier birthday parties include a live animal program, an outdoor, naturalist-led adventure, tablecloths, and table decorations, PLUS an additional activity/craft, such as decorating fairy houses.
FAIRIES & GNOMES
WIZARDING WORLD OF IJAMS
Fee: $235 for Ijams members,* $250 for non-members. Includes 20 children; additional children are $10 each.
* Membership must be at the family level or higher to qualify for the member discount.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Birthdays at Ijams are rain or shine; outdoor activities still occur during rain, mud, hot summer days, and chilly winter mornings. Party participants should dress appropriately for outdoor conditions. In the case of inclement weather (lightning and thunder, pouring rain, temperatures below 20 degrees F, or temperatures above 100 degrees F), outdoor activities will be substituted with a short, fun indoor lesson and a themed craft followed by the animal presentation. Lessons and crafts vary depending on the party theme. Contact Ijams Public Programs Coordinator Jeremy Clothier for more information.