Schedule a Birthday Party
Celebrate with us!
Party Program Choices
For children 5 & under
Storytime: Children will hear 1-2 short stories and meet a live animal.
Available topics are:
All About Owls
For children 5 & up
Creepy Crawlies: Kids will learn about insects, spiders, and other things that creep and crawl! Kids will also meet one or more live creepy crawlies including Darkling Beetles, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Earthworms, and/or a Tarantula.
Owls All Around: Children will meet a live owl and learn what makes these nocturnal hunters so special!
Reptile Round-up: Children will meet and touch three types of reptiles - snake, turtle, and alligator - and learn what makes each of them unique.
What We Provide
A naturalist-led program
Tables and chairs
Trash can and trash bags
What to Expect
Plan for your guests to meet you in the Visitor’s Center at your party’s start time, where they can see the indoor exhibits while we wait for everyone to gather. Your naturalist-led program will begin 15 minutes after your party’s start time and will last for approximately 15 minutes.
The second hour of the party will take place at our covered outdoor picnic pavilion where you may serve refreshments or offer activities of your choice. There are 7 large picnic tables that can seat up to 50 people. We can provide a small gift or food table if needed. We can also allow access to a full size refrigerator and freezer if needed for your refreshments.
Please Keep in Mind
Birthday parties are free of charge, but you are welcome to make a donation to the park if you wish. There is no admission charge to the park.
The picnic pavilion must be left in good condition. Please put all trash in the provided trash cans and take down any decorations.
Confetti, glitter, piñatas, and helium balloons are not allowed in the park.
How to Schedule
All parties are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Birthday Parties are scheduled for 2 hours. Available times are:
Saturdays 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.
Other times may be available upon request.
To schedule a birthday party at Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, you will need to fill out a program request form. The program request form can be found here, picked up at the park, or we are happy to email or fax it to you. After we receive your form we will contact you via email within 10 business days to either confirm your requested time and date or to coordinate another time that will work for your party.