When you choose to hold your party at the Audubon Center in Greenwich, you will have use of a large classroom space for 3 hours (which includes set-up and clean-up time). Our naturalist will lead a 45 to 60-minute outdoor nature program at the beginning of your rental period. After the nature program, the group will return to the building for any additional activities that the parent has planned. The nature program provided by Audubon staff will go outdoors in rain and cold. Participants are required to dress appropriately for the weather. The program can be modified for indoors to ensure the health and safety of participants.
Choose a Nature Program Party Option
A nature program birthday party is $350 and limited to 15 children (including siblings). Parties for 16-30 children are available on a limited basis and are conducted with two educators for a $500 fee. If you chose a nature program party, the following theme options are available.
|Nature Program Party Themes|
|Seasonal Celebration — Participants will become naturalist detectives and explore the “current events” in the ever-changing cycle of seasons in our local ecosystem. On a spontaneous discovery hike, we will examine how plants and animals are living are living at our center and what they are doing to prepare for seasonal changes. This is a good year-round choice for all ages.|
|Happy Bird-day! — What better way to celebrate at our Audubon center than to learn all about the birds that live here and fly overhead? We will examine special bird adaptations, visit our bird observation room, and observe birds in their natural habitat.|
|Pond Study (available Spring & Fall) — Participants will visit our pond to find out what is living there and how life survives in and around water. Under our naturalist's guidance children will have the rare opportunity to catch and release pond life for observation.|
|Reptiles & Amphibians — Discover the unique adaptations of reptiles and amphibians and meet live reptiles up close. During this program, the birthday child and their friends will have the unique opportunity to hold a live snake.|
- Private room for 3 hours
- 45-minute nature program led by our naturalist
- Tables and chair, small refrigerator, and sink
- Trash bags and supplies for clean up (sponge, mop broom, and dustpan)
- Food, drinks, and ice
- Tablecloths, napkins, cups (no Styrofoam), plates, and utensils
- Decorations (no balloons) and party favors
- Supervision of your guests
- Set-up and clean-up: separate recyclables, clean tables, bag garbage, remove decorations
Or Rent a Party Room & Arrange Your Own Entertainment
If you would like to arrange for your own entertainment, we also offer classroom rental only for $250 for birthday parties (without a nature program by Audubon) for up to 50 children (including siblings) for a 3-hour period, which includes set-up and clean-up time. For parties with more than 50 guests, please ask about those options when calling.
Birthday Party Rental Terms
Payment: The total fee is to be paid two weeks prior to the event. An additional separate security deposit check of $250 must be paid to Audubon Greenwich two weeks prior to any event and will be reimbursed to the renter within two weeks after the event, minus the cost of any damage caused to Audubon property. Also, please note: party renters must be a $35 member of Audubon.
Cancellation: If the renter cancels this agreement once it has been approved, Audubon Greenwich will return all fees paid, minus a cancellation charge, according to the following schedule: 10% cancellation fee up to three months prior to the event, 30% fee up to one month prior, 50% up to one week prior, and 75% cancellation fee when notice is given in less than one week prior to the event. The security deposit will be returned in full in the event of cancellation.
Public Access: The Audubon Center in Greenwich property is open to the public seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Due to that, access to public areas of the facilities and grounds are not restricted to special event guests only. Children attending a birthday party can visit the Nature Store or children's learning center before or after the party with their parent or guardian so as to ensure close adult supervision.
Liability and Supervision: Audubon Greenwich shall not be liable to the renter or guests for any personal injury or property damage that occurs in or about the rented facilities in the absence of Audubon Greenwich's gross negligence. The renter is responsible for the supervision of guest behavior at the event and to have adequate adult supervision for minor children in the party area, which is one adult for every eight children.
For more information or to book your party, please contact Gigi Lombardi at 203-930-1351 or email.