We offer a fun, educational alternative to the usual birthday
party. Our parties include a naturalist-led program and a
party room at the Nature Center.
Call Chris at 630-773-2257 for more information. (CC).
Make your birthday special with a program at the Itasca Nature Center.
Available Party Packages
Astounding Animals - Ages 3-7 - $175
The Nature Center has it’s very own team of superheroes: animals with amazing abilities that any X-Man would envy. Be ready to have a super time as we play games, meet live animals, and make a craft to take home.
Bug Safari $175
We will journey forth into the wilds of the prairie in search of creatures with 6, 8, 10, 100 legs or more! Go where no one has gone before…under leaves and over logs, exploring for these elusive creatures.
Treasure Hunting for Geodes - Ages 5-10 - $215
Want to have the coolest birthday party on the block? Join us as we search for geodes; an ordinary-looking rock which, when split apart, reveals a gem-like treasure of sparkling quartz hidden inside.
Kids Painting Party $225
Join us at the Nature Center for a unique and inspirational painting event! We provide the supplies for your masterpiece, however the pop and snacks are BYO. Kids will be guided step-by-step to create a one of a kind painting. Maximum of 15 people.
Creek Walk $175
Splash around as you have the unique opportunity to use nets and buckets
to explore the life in the creek. Catch fish, crayfish, tadpoles and more?
End the creek walk with a fun craft.
Available in summer.
Experience the mystery of holding a million-year-old fossil in the palm of your hand as you learn how they are formed.
Each child will receive their own unique geode and make their own fossil.
Fee includes room rental for a 2-hour celebration
(1 hour program + 1 hour party) for up to 15 children
$5 each additional child up to 20 total
$25 each additional half hour (max: 1 hour extra)
All parties must wrap-up by 6 p.m.
You will need to bring all other decorations, food, birthday cake, paper plates and utensils
To save a date, call Chris at 630-773-2257 or email.