Children’s Birthday Parties

Create a birthday experience your child will never forget at Teatown’s beautiful nature preserve. Our professional team of environmental educators provides a safe, stimulating, and educational atmosphere for your child and their guests. Your party includes a two-hour indoor space rental with a 45- to 60-minute program with a Teatown environmental educator and a special gift for the guest of honor.

To schedule an event or for more information, please e-mail Karina Tarnawsky at ktarnawsky@teatown.org.

Please note that there will be no birthday parties scheduled for July and August. We will resume booking in September. 

*Chaperone required, one adult to every five children.

MEET THE ANIMALS (Indoor Only)

AGES 3+
Touch a snake, meet a turtle, pet a rabbit, and more! This program is an introduction to the many different animals at Teatown, and is an ideal first exploration of nature.

PREDATOR & PREY (Hybrid Indoor/Outdoor)
AGES 4+
Eat or be eaten! We will explore the differences between predator and prey while looking at animal props and meeting live animals. After, we will test our skills as predators with outside games.

FAIRY TALES AND GNOME HOMES (Seasonal Outdoor Program)
AGES 5+, Mar—Nov
Flutter into an enchanted world full of wonder and fun. Learn what living things need to survive – even mythical creatures! Hear a story about fairies, then create a fairy or gnome home in the woods from natural materials.

WOODLAND EXPLORATION* (All Outdoor)
AGES 5+
Uncover the secrets of a woodland community. Celebrate your birthday with a guided trek through Teatown’s woods in search of wildlife, plants, and signs of the season.

Please ask partygoers to dress appropriately for prolonged outdoor activity in changeable weather. This program is rain or shine. Adult participation required.

LIFE IN THE POND (Seasonal Outdoor Program)
AGES 6+, May—Sept
Grab a net and get ready for some pond-scooping fun! Teatown Lake is teeming with swimming, diving, and crawling critters. Learn about who lives in the pond and how they are adapted to life in water.

Please ask partygoers to dress appropriately for prolonged outdoor activity in changeable weather. Be prepared to get muddy. This program is rain or shine.

LORAX QUEST* (All Outdoor)
AGES 7+
Join one of the icons of the environmental movement as he proclaims, “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees!” Listen to Dr. Seuss’ classic story of a wise woodland creature and his stirring stewardship message. Continue the fun as we follow a map to uncover the mysteries of the natural world.

Please ask partygoers to dress appropriately for prolonged outdoor activity in changeable weather. This program is rain or shine. Adult participation required.

SURVIVOR (All Outdoor)
AGES 7+
If your child enjoys the outdoors and hiking in the woods, then this is the party for them! Your child will learn how to build a shelter, hiking preparedness, and other basic skills of outdoor survival through a fun, interactive game.

Please ask partygoers to dress appropriately for prolonged outdoor activity in changeable weather. This program is rain or shine.

FINDING YOUR WAY (All Outdoor)
AGES 8+
Be ready to find your way through Teatown woods in a fast-paced relay game that combines basic navigational skills and natural history trivia. Children will learn how to read a compass bearing, follow a map, and have fun learning about nature at Teatown.

Please ask partygoers to dress appropriately for prolonged outdoor activity in changeable weather. This program is rain or shine.

Children’s Birthday Parties are a benefit of Membership at the Family Level or above. Please visit the Membership section of the website for a complete list of benefits or call the Visitor Center at (914) 762-2912 x110.

FEES

$300 (includes cleaning fee). Maximum of 30 participants, with a maximum of 15 children and 15 adults.
There is a $45 fee to change the party date, once booked.

  • Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays only. The available slots are 10am -12 pm and 2pm – 4pm, plus a half-hour before and after your event for set-up and clean-up. The educational program occurs during the first hour of the time slot.
  • Birthday parties will take place in the Carriage House. The educator will start the group in the Discovery Room or outside, depending on your selected program.
  • Tables and chairs are provided by Teatown. Your group is responsible for food and beverages, plates, utensils, and decorations. You are also responsible for clean-up. We suggest arriving a half-hour before your guests to decorate.
  • The birthday party fee must be paid in full at the time of booking. All Teatown memberships must be current for the party to be reserved.
  • Cancellations made more than two weeks prior to the date of the party will receive a 75% refund of the party fee; cancellations made within two weeks of the date of the party will receive a 50% refund. In the event Teatown should have to cancel, we will provide a 100% refund. Membership is not refundable.
  • Balloons and piñatas are not permitted anywhere on the property.
  • Teatown members always park free. Non-member guests must pay for parking ($5.00) at the Parking Kiosks.
  • Teatown’s Nature Store has gift certificates, presents, and party favors for your young nature enthusiasts.
  • The Visitor Center is open to the public 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm.

If you have questions about Teatown’s Children’s Birthday Party Policies, please contact Karina Tarnawsky, Associate Director of Events and External Affairs, ktarnawsky@teatown.org. No phone calls, please.

All 3rd party organizations or individuals purchasing a birthday party are required to provide a certificate of insurance with an additional insured endorsement naming Teatown Lake Reservation, Inc. as additional insured. Most homeowners’ insurance policies will cover this provision, this is not Special Event insurance.