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Hold your child's birthday at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center!

Birthday Parties are a membership benefit and may only be hosted by current members.

Our experienced educators will lead an amazing age appropriate experience your child and his or her friends will love! Choose from farm or exotic animal experiences, planting, science experiments, nature hikes, or even creating your own stuffed animal! All birthday parties include a one-day pass to SM&NC for all of your guests.

Not a member? Join today and take advantage of this unique benefit!

Choose a party from the list below:

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.

Party availability: Saturdays and Sundays
Party size: 20 children, including birthday child(ren) and siblings, 45 people maximum
Program length: approximately 45 minutes

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.

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

Planting Party

For children turning 3 and up
Create a great take home seed planting and have a chance to meet some plant-eating animals! Children will decorate a pot and then add soil and seeds to grow their own flowers or vegetables to take home. Participants will also get to meet 2 of our plant-eating animals, such as a guinea pig and rabbit. This party is also a great rain plan option for our Fantastic Farm birthday.

Party location: Heckscher Barn or Overbrook Nature Center
Party availability: Saturdays or Sundays (Overbrook parties are available Saturdays only)
Program length: approximately 45 minutes

Fizz, Foam & Fly

For children turning 5 and up
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.

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

Trail Trek

For children turning 5 and up
Hit the trails with your guests as we explore some of our favorite parts of the SM&NC woods! Trail hikes can be customized to include favorite games, visits to out vernal pool or stream, or can include a chance to tackle our Orange Adventure trail! Some features may be weather or season-dependent. This party is a great for a high energy group or those that like to explore!

Party location: Overbrook Nature Center
Party availability: Saturdays

Farm Critter Creation

For children turning 6 and up
See some amazing live farm animals and then make your own stuffed farm animal to take home! We'll start by meeting a few of our favorite farm friends and then each child will make their own stuffed animal (choice of horse or pig) and stuff by hand to make it their perfect level of huggable! Zipper and Velcro closures make it easy, require no machinery, and create a solidly closed new friend! Stuffed animals are approximately 16" when stuffed.

Party location: Heckscher Barn or Overbrook Nature Center
Party availability: Saturdays or Sundays (Overbrook parties are available Saturdays only)

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) ($475 for Farm Critter Creation)
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)

Schedule a Party!
For more information or to schedule a party, please e-mail Emily Jaeger, Birthday Party 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 203.977.6515. Please note that our birthday coordinator works Sunday-Wednesday.

Directions

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903