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A nature friendly birthday party is a great way to observe your birthday and explore all that nature has to offer. Celebrate your birthday while learning about the animals and plants native to your own backyard. 

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

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

Party Fee

$250, for up to 20 children, age 3-16
Total of 50 guests maximum
With your $20 OPCA membership, the party is only $225!

Party Schedule

Two full hours of Party Fun!!

One hour of interactive time with a Naturalist, creating, learning, and having fun! Then it’s time for refreshments and socializing.  

Parties may be booked Saturdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm or Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 pm. 

Choose Your Theme

Woodland Wonders
(Ages 3-16)
Explore each season’s changing wonders. Discover a forest full of amazing things, search for wildlife, and play games.

Birthday Bird Bonanza
(Ages 3-16)
Journey into a world of wings, beaks, and feathers. Hike the Discovery Trail looking for our feathered friends, play games, and make a craft.

Rockin’ Reptiles
(Ages 3-16)
Get scaly with our resident critters! Meet them in person and learn all about what makes them special. Spend time outside playing a game and going on a search for some wild reptiles too!

Funky Fish (Apr-Oct)
(Ages 8-16)
With feet in the water, discover the fascinating funky features of fish. Use a seine net to see what fish you can catch! Make a fish print to take home.

Campfire Party
(Ages 5 - 16)
What better way to celebrate your big day than around a campfire with all of your friends? Play games, roast s’mores, sing campfire songs and more!

Marsh Fairy Party
(Ages 5-10)
Have a mystical birthday learning about the marsh fairies and their habitat. Play games, make a craft, and explore the shoreline in search of these magical creatures.

Paddle, Glide and Wander (Apr-Oct)
(Ages 8 - Adult)
Boat parties for groups 8 and older! You can request a private group trip with a Naturalist on our canoes or kayaks.

Custom Party
(Ages 3 - 16)
Do you have another nature theme in mind? Let us know and we can design the birthday party around that theme.



Monday thru 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.



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