Birthday Parties

Are you looking for something different to do for your child’s birthday party?  Come out to Fenner Nature Center and let the plants, animals, and a staff naturalist engage the children in a fun and educational program.

Check out our Explore Store for party favors for the guests!

Birthday Party FAQs:

  • Birthday Party Fee is $100
  • Fee includes 2 hours of classroom rental, plus 30 minutes for setup and 30 minutes for teardown, and a naturalist program lasting 45-60 minutes in length for a maximum of 15 children.
  • Additional children are $4 per child
  • You can extend your rental for $50 per additional hour
  • Birthday party rentals are held in our lower level meeting room, and must follow all lower level meeting room rental policies.

Fee: $100 includes two hours of classroom rental with a naturalist led program focused on your child’s interests.

Program Topics:

  • Reptiles & Amphibians –  Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Find out with our naturalist through a live animal presentation. Explore the amazing adaptations of reptiles and amphibians that live right here in Lansing.
  • Nature’s Treasures – Nature is a special place that holds many treasures for plants, animals, and people. Join our naturalist in a treasure hunt on Fenner’s trails. Then, create your own treasure for other animal and people visitors to find.
  • Nature Navigators – Party guests go on a short hike with a staff naturalist that is both fun and useful for getting children to think about their surroundings. Adults take a break from leading and a staff naturalist directs children to think about where they came from, where they are, and where they are headed. They will navigate a route on a trail map and tell the naturalist where to go in order to find landmarks and their way around the trails. The different ways in which animals navigate will also be discussed. This is an outdoor activity, please remind guests to dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor shoes.

To schedule a birthday party at Fenner, please call 517-483-4224.