Birthday Parties

celebrate birthdays with us

25 people

(adults + kids)

Sat or Sun

1-3pm or 3-5pm

$125

2 weeks in advance

In-person programs temporarily suspended.

In adherence with the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines, our in-person programs are suspended until further notice.

We're not sure which programs will be affected, but until we open again, you can learn with us from home!

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The Great Plains Nature Center is a great place for your child to have a birthday party!

All parties include 2 hours of access to the classroom and will have a nature education theme. The activity will vary based on the season, weather and children. Our naturalist will create the best experience possible.

Book your party

Schedule your party by contacting Lori Jones. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, child's name, and age. Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received. We need two weeks' notice.

Lori Jones

(316) 683-5499 ex 107

lori_jones@fws.gov

We Provide:

  • Our nature classroom for 2 hours: Includes time for you to set-up and cleanup, serve refreshments, open presents, celebrate, and enjoy a program!
  • Nature program/activity
  • Animal encounter

You Provide:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Tableware
  • Decorations
  • Party favors

Party Options

(ages 3-5)

Preschool Party

Sensory Activity: Our naturalist will conduct activities to show children how to use their senses to discover nature. 25-30 minutes.

Look and See Animals: Our naturalist will show the children at least one live animal. The animal(s) used will be chosen by the naturalist based on the behavior and attentiveness of the children. 15-20 minutes.

(ages 5-8)

Explore & Discover

Nature Exploration: Weather permitting, our naturalist will lead the children on a hike through Chisholm Creek Park. We have alternative activities for inclement weather. (20-25 minutes)

Discover Animals: Our naturalist will present a program on native Kansas wildlife, including at least one special animal visitor. (20-25 minutes)

You may choose ONE of the following animals:

Tiger Salamander
Turtle
Snake

(ages 8-12)

Explore & Learn

Nature Exploration: Our naturalist will lead the children on a hike through Chisholm Creek Park to learn about one of the topics listed below. We have alternative activities for inclement weather. 20-30 minutes.

Nature Class: Our naturalist will teach the children about the topic of your choice using at least one live animal representative (chosen by our naturalist). 20-25 minutes.

Topic Choices include:

  • Backyard Birds
  • Wetland Wonders
  • Kansas Symbols
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Prairie Plants
  • Interesting Insects

Consider our Critters!

Balloons scare our birds, so do us a kindness by leaving them at home.

Our live critters are also sensitive to noisemakers, confetti, piñatas, and silly string, so if these are must-haves for your party, the GPNC isn't the right venue.

orange and blue balloons by William Warby

Cancellations and Policies

  • There is no cancellation fee if notice is given 48 hours in advance of the scheduled date/time.
  • A 50% refund will be issued if notice is given 24-48 hours in advance
  • NO REFUND will be issued if notice is given less than 24 hours in advance.

A fee of $50 will be charged if staff must stay longer than 2 hours, or if the classroom is not left in the condition in which it was found. We also reserve the right to charge for repairs if any damage occurs during your party.

Book your party

Schedule your party by contacting Lori Jones. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, child's name, and age. Your reservation is not confirmed until payment is received. We need two weeks' notice.

Lori Jones

(316) 683-5499 ex 107

lori_jones@fws.gov

Organizer: Lori Jones (lori_jones@fws.gov)