Where Learning Comes Alive!

We look forward to sharing our estuary world with your family and friends at an ACLEC Eco-Party planned specifically for your child.

Our Naturalist will help you organize your special day and will engage your guests with a Critter Encounter or an Eco-Craft Workshop. There is plenty of time for food and gifts!

Birthday PartiesParty Fee

$250, for up to 20 children, age 3-16

Total of 50 guests maximum

10% discount for OPCA members!

(With your $20 OPCA membership, the party is $225)

Party Schedule

Your Eco-Party is scheduled for two hours. The first hour includes your interactive time with the Naturalist. The second hour is Party Time.

Days/Times:   Saturdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm or Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 pm

We Make Sure There's No Child Left Inside at the ACLEC!


Choose Your Theme

Woodland Wonders
Explore each season's changing wonders, walk trails, observe plants and animals.
Ages: 3-16

Flying Fun
Explore the Discovery Trail in search of feathered friends.  Learn what makes things fly and make crafts!
Ages: 5-10 

Rockin' Reptiles
Explore what makes reptiles so cool.  Plus a Make & Take craft session.
Ages: 5-16 

Kitchen Sink Scientists
Experiments using ordinary non-toxic household ingredients.  Make your own "Blob" 
Ages: 8-16

Funky Fish (Seasonal)
With feet in the water, discover the fascinating features of fish.
Ages: 8-16

Survivor: OPC
Learn survival skills like shelters, water & dangerous plants, reptiles & more
Ages: 10-16

Nature's Gifts
Use Nature's bounty to create beautiful items like wildflower candles/cards, clay pinch pots or dream weavers.
Ages: 10-16 




Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.


eco friendly parties click here


OPCA is a non-profit organization
which supports all the great opportunities and programs at the Estuary Center. Find out more click here.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688