Host an SM&NC birthday for your child!

We are delighted to offer both on-site and at-home birthday party options this fall! Choose from a behind-the-scenes tour, a remote animal visit, or (for the first time ever!) an animal visit in your own backyard. Whichever option you choose, our experienced educators will lead an amazing age appropriate experience your child and his or her friends will love!

Contact birthdayparties@stamfordmuseum.org for more information and availability.

On-site Birthday Parties

A variety of experiences and themes are available to celebrate your child’s birthday, for a small learning pod or group or for your family to experience together! Please call or e-mail for available dates/times: 203.977.6542 or birthdayparties@stamfordmuseum.org.

Pricing, length, and party size vary by program. Click on the theme name to learn more.

Available on-site party themes:

Meet the Animals (ages 3+)

Have a private live animal experience here at the SM&NC! You and your family/guests will meet and interact with a variety of our live animals from Heckscher WILD, from snakes to chinchillas! Your program will be designed with your child’s favorites (as available) and age in mind. Great for an animal lover’s birthday or a special family treat! Program includes admission to the museum for your family/guests and a special animal-themed favor for each child.

Age range: 3+
Party size: maximum of 10 children/15 people total
Program length: 45 minutes
Price: $100 for members, $125 for non-members
Location: Program will be held outside whenever possible or indoors in a private, cleaned classroom.

Building Stations (ages 4+)

Turn your birthday child or family loose on our wide variety of building materials! From LEGOs to Jawbones to Straws and Connectors, we’ll have a whole set of stations available for just your group to explore and build.  Program includes admission for family and all guests.

Age range: 4+
Party size: maximum of 10 children/15 total people total
Program length: 60 minutes
Price: $100 for members, $125 for non-members
Location: Program will be held outside in a private space whenever possible or in an indoor, cleaned classroom.

Farmer for a Day (ages 5+)

Have a child that loves our farm? Join us for this special experience! The birthday child and two friends will get an amazing hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience with our farm animals! Create a snack for the pigs, help to walk a goat, llama, or donkey, and hang out with the goats! Each child will also get a Farm Critter Creation animal to take home!

Age range: 5+
Party size: maximum of 3 children or 1 family (includes admission for birthday child’s family and 2 guests)
Program length: 60 minutes
Price: $150 for members, $200 for non-members
Location: Program will be held entirely outside.

Science Rocks! (ages 5+)

A smaller group version of our popular Fizz, Foam, and Fly birthday. Make slime, learn about acids and bases, create a flying machine out of paper, launch some stomp rockets and more. Activities may vary depending on age/weather. Each participant will get at least one item to take home from the experiments as well as an owl pellet kit for further scientific study!

Age range: 5+
Party size: maximum of 10 children and 15 total people per program
Program length: 45 minutes
Pricing: $100 for members, $125 for non-members
Location: Program will be held outside whenever possible or indoors in a private, cleaned classroom.

Apple Adventure (Ages 5+)

Enjoy two of our favorite fall activities in one experience! Learn how we turn apples in to cider each fall and help to grind apples into pomace for squeezing! Then, we’ll walk through the farm down to the meadow to launch apples into the pond using apple slingshots. (Note: we use apple “seconds” from local farms and apples are retrieved from the pond and fed to the pigs so no food is wasted). Each participant will get some local cider to take home to try!

Age range: 5+
Program length: 60 minutes
Pricing: $150 for members, $200 for non-members
Note: This program has limited availability for September and October.

Pizza Party! (ages 6+)

Create the ingredients for your very own pizza! We’ll learn and make a great, easy recipe for dough, create a quick tomato sauce, and discover how to make your own cheese. Put them all together for an amazing homemade pizza. Pizza can be cooked onsite to enjoy or taken home as ingredients (depending on preference).

Age range: 6+
Party size: maximum of 5 children/10 people total per program
Pricing: $200 for members, $250 for non-members
Location: program will be held in our Farmhouse and kitchen
Note: This program has limited availability for some weekends and weekday evenings.

Night is Nice! (ages 6+)

Have a special experience at SM&NC after hours! Your group will have our Nature’s Playground all to yourself for a 30-minute session, then will get a guided hike in our woods, followed by a chance to roast marshmallows over our fire pit for your own S’mores treat!

Age range: 6+
Party size: maximum of 5 children/10 people total per program
Program length: 90 minutes
Pricing: $200 for members, $250 for non-members
Location: Program will be held outdoors.
Note: This program has limited availability for September and October and can be scheduled for a 1.5 hour block between 5:15-8 p.m.


At home

Traveling Animal Adventure Birthdays

For the first time, we are bringing our animals to you! Schedule a 40-minute live animal experience for your child’s birthday in the convenience of your yard! Programs must be held outdoors for up to a maximum of 30 guests (children and adults). We can accommodate special themes like “Slimy & Scaly” or “Farm Babies & Friends.”

Party availability: through November 15 within a 15-mile radius of SM&NC
Party size: maximum of 30 guests (children and adults)
Program length: approximately 40 minutes
Price: $250 for members, $300 for non-members
To book: Contact registration at birthdayparties@stamfordmuseum.org for availability and additional information.

Remote Animal Adventure Birthdays

Bring our animals into your home for a birthday or special occasion! We’ll introduce our Heckscher WILD! and farm animals to you and your guests through a special 30-minute Zoom program. We can create special themes customized to the interests of your party.

Party availability: Dates and Times vary and can be personalized
Program length: approximately 30 minutes
Price: $50  for members, $60 for non-members
To book: Contact our Director of Education at lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org for scheduling.


Schedule a Party!

For more information or to schedule a party, please e-mail birthdayparties@stamfordmuseum.org with the following information:

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

You may also call 203.977.6542 for information or to schedule.

Directions

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903