Host your child’s next birthday party at Woodcock Nature Center
where learning is natural!


A party at Woodcock Nature Center is like no other around!


Birthday Party Programs


Cost for families of 2019/2020 season summer campers is $325, all others $350. Additional costs may apply and are noted below.  

  • Animal Encounter and Scavenger Hunt:  This party begins with our animal encounter. Guests will meet and touch some of our native & non-native animals. Children will then embark on a short hike and become “Nature Detectives,” looking for specific natural objects or animals. The hunt ultimately leads them back to the Pavilion to enjoy the birthday treats.


  • Animal Encounter and Treasure Hunt: Animal Encounter & scavenger hunt with a TREASURE at the end! Host provides treasure.


  • Animal Encounter and Winter Tracking: Go for a hike in the snow and spot the footprints of animals who live at Woodcock Nature Center! Look for signs of animal activity and learn about how animals survive in winter.


  • Water Exploration: After meeting some of our aquatic animals (turtles, frogs, etc.) living in the Nature Center, we will head out with nets and magnifiers to explore the rich wildlife hiding in the water by our pond, our boardwalk or by our waterfall. Each guest will have the chance to try and catch tadpoles, water bugs, and maybe a frog or two.* This program is available seasonally.


  • Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: Meet some live woodland animals that are friends of fairies. Afterwards we will venture into the woods to build fairy houses. We will create this magical miniature world using twigs, rocks, acorns, pine cones, moss and flowers for fairies, hobbits, gnomes, mice, snails and more! *There is an additional materials fee for this program: $25 for outdoor houses, $45 for indoor houses.


*For all programs, please advise your guests to dress appropriately for the outdoors and the weather day of. We will spend time outside regardless of season or weather (unless heavy rain/lightning/high-winds).


Birthday Party Add-on’s

  • Add a craft to the planned party activities, tailored to your chosen party experience (additional fees may apply).

  • Have a toasty fire going in the pavilion fireplace during your party for an additional $30 (available by advance request only; party educator will light; host responsible for tending fire and supervising guests).

  • Incorporate your theme into WNC’s party program (subject to approval; additional fees may apply).


Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019