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 2021 season summer campers is $225, all others $250. Additional costs may apply and are noted below.  


  • Animal Encounter and Treasure 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 looking for clues and natural objects that will lead to a TREASURE at the end! Host provides treasure. (Treasure examples: polished stones, temporary tattoos, candy, etc). The Treasure Hunt may be able to incorporate a theme. (Harry Potter, Dinosaurs, Pirates, Fairies, etc) 


  • Animal Encounter and Winter Tracking: *Seasonal* 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: *Seasonal* 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.


  • 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!

  • Shelter Building: Children will head into the woods to build their own shelters (debris huts and lean-to's) out of branches, sticks, and leaves. Can be combined with an animal encounter. 


*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

  • 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).