Host an educational themed birthday for your child!

SM&NC Member nature and science themed birthday parties include the rental of Heckscher Barn!  Outdoor parties without the need to rent space are available as well.

We are delighted to offer small group on-site birthday party options. Choose from a behind-the-scenes farm tour, a visit with our exotic animals, or even a chance to unleash your inner scientist! Whichever option you choose, our experienced educators will lead an amazing age-appropriate experience that your child and their friends will love!

Please note that on-site birthday parties are for SM&NC Members only.

Contact for more information and availability.

Schedule a Party!

Please review our birthday party options, available dates, group sizes, and programs to get an idea of our offerings.

Then, for more information or to schedule a party, please e-mail 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
  • Interest in an outside or inside rental

You may also call 203.977.6560 for information or to schedule. Please note that parties must be scheduled and contract completed at least two weeks in advance of party date. 

Dates below are currently available as of 48 hours ago.  Final confirmation on date/time availability will be needed before scheduling. Dates not listed here are full or otherwise unavailable.

August: 3, 18, 24 (Outdoor rental only), 25 (Outdoor rental only)
September: 7, 8 (Outdoor rental only), 14, 15 (Outdoor rental only), 21, 22, 28, 29
October: 5, 12, 19, 27
November: 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, 24
December: 1, 8, 15, 21, 22

Themed Birthday Parties & Specialty Group Programs

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!

1. Choose your RENTAL SPACE

Heckscher Barn. Credit Dan Tual

Indoor Parties: HECKSCHER BARN 

Indoor space in Heckscher Barn is available from either 10 am-12 pm or 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Heckscher Barn rentals are available for limited slots on Saturdays, Sundays, and occasionally on weekdays.

Rentals include an additional 30 minutes both before and after the program for set-up and clean-up.  Heckscher Barn rentals are for a maximum of 30 people. Additional guests are not permitted even if they pay gate admission. Rental contracts must include a birthday program. Birthday programs will be held outside or in another building location, depending on weather.

Rental Fee: $195

Meadow Corporate Outing
Meadow Tent availability is seasonal


For outdoor rentals, we will reserve picnic tables for your group on our woodchipped meadow.  You may arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot to set up for your party and have 30 minutes after your scheduled time for clean-up.  Your educator will escort the program participants to an adjacent location for your chosen program.  The rental and program include entrance for up to 30 people (depending on chosen program). If you wish to have additional guests over the maximum attend the non-program portion of your party, they must pay gate admission (unless members) but they may not attend the program. Program start times are flexible depending on our schedule.

Rental Fee: FREE with birthday program contract

2. Choose your PARTY THEME

We have a variety of options for your party program theme. Please see individual program descriptions for timing, maximum group size, and activities. At this time, we cannot flex party size maximums. Please ensure our options will work for your group size.

*How do our group sizes work? Our programs have two maximums for group size -- the maximum number of children (15) and the maximum number of total people (30). You may design your guest list however you wish but must remain within these guidelines. (i.e. for a group of 30, you may have 15 kids and 15 adults but not 16 kids and 14 adults). Please note that the birthday child and family are included in headcount. Children under 2 are not included in headcounts if they are not participating in the program.

Program Fee: $200

Available on-site party themes:


39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903