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Birthday Parties

The Natural Place for Birthday Fun!

Are you having a birthday soon? Celebrate it with us and a few Wetlands critters!!

We offer two hour birthday parties for children ages 4-12. While celebrating your special day at the Wetlands Institute, we offer a 45 minute program from one of our educators. Our programs to choose from include feeding time in the aquarium, a trail hike and scavenger hunt, or an up close encounter with one of the following creatures: sea stars and urchins, shells, turtles, crabs, fish, or horseshoe crabs.

Parties are offered Tuesday through Friday afternoons and Saturdays.  Choose back up dates in case of conflicting programs at the Institute.  We apologize, but we cannot offer birthday parties from May through August due to our busy summer schedule.

Featured Programs

1.  Feeding Time: Afternoon parties can enjoy our feeding program.  Your guests can help with feeding our crabs, fish and turtles!  Get up close with the animals and find out the secrets of how we take care of them.  Approximately 45 minutes.

2.  Creature Features: Meet, visit and learn about your favorite aquarium animals.  Your guests can learn about turtles, horseshoe crabs, sea shells or crabs of all kinds in this fun, hands-on program.  Approximately 45 minutes.

3.  Trail Hike and Scavenger Hunt: Go along with a naturalist guide on a hunt along the trail for all sorts of plants, animals and surprises.  Great for kids who love to be outside exploring!  Approximately 45 minutes.

For questions and more information, please email Sue Slotterback, Environmental Educator at


Download our Birthday Party Registration and Brochure