Birthday Parties at SM&NC!

Let us help you celebrate your child's next birthday at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Programs are appropriate for children of all ages and will be adapted to suit your child's age group. All birthday parties include a one-day pass to SM&NC for all of your guests. Birthday Parties are a membership benefit and may only be hosted by current members. Not a member? Join today and take advantage of this unique benefit!

Fantastic Farm Party
For children turning 2 and up
This interactive program will allow the birthday child(ren) and friends to get up close and personal with many of our Heckscher Farm home. A SM&NC educator will lead the children around to explore the farm our Chicken Coop to Cheshire Barn. Along the way, we'll meet, touch, and feed some of our favorite farm friends, including goats, chickens, and sheep. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Party location: Heckscher Barn
Party availability: Saturdays and Sundays
Party size: 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings, 45 people maximum

Animal Adventure Party
For children turning 3 and up
Share your birthday with some scaly, slimy and furry critters! We'll get nose to nose with reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates. Children will have a chance to meet our nature center animals, including lizards, hedgehog, chinchilla, rabbits, frogs and tarantulas. Parties will be feature 8-10 live animals, many of which children can touch and hold. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Party location: Overbrook Nature Center classroom
Party availability: Saturdays only
Party size: 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings, 45 people maximum

Fizz, Foam & Fly (ages 5-12)
A great party for your budding scientist! Through a number of hands-on experiments, children will discover the mysteries of polymers, states of matter and more! We may make slime or snow, see how a volcano erupts, turn a film canister into a rocket or explore the science of color. Experiments will vary depending on age and group size. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Party location: Overbrook Nature Center classroom
Party availability: Saturdays only
Party size: 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings, 45 people maximum

Party Details
  • Parties must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
  • Parties are scheduled in two time slots: 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm- 3pm. Parties may arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time for set-up and may remain for up 30 minutes for clean-up.
  • Our Birthday Parties are open to SM&NC members only. You may join at the time of your party registration. Please see our membership page for more information.
  • Please note that we do not allow the following: balloons, live animal party favors (i.e. fish), noise-making party favors
Pricing
  • $375 for up to 20 children (including birthday child/children and siblings)
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking
  • Additional membership fee will apply for non-members/expired memberships
We Provide
  • An experienced educator to lead program
  • Private party room with tables, chairs, private restroom, and small kitchen prep area
  • Small area with puzzles and blocks for while guests wait for everyone to arrive
  • Full access to the SM&NC exhibits and grounds for all guests
  • Signage directing guests to your party location
You Provide
  • Refreshments and paper goods
  • All decorations (again, please note, balloons are not allowed as they may be harmful to our animals)
  • Birthday cake
  • Party favors (if desired)
For more information or to schedule a party:
Please e-mail Tessa Grebey, Birthday Coordinator, at birthdayparties@stamfordmuseum.org with the following information:

  • Name of parents & contact phone number
  • Name & age of birthday child(ren)
  • Date & time desired for party
  • Choice of party theme

    You may also leave a message on our Birthday Party Line at 203.977.6590.





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