Birthday Parties

Get your party on!

Celebrate your birthday with the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Meet our resident animals, explore the great outdoors, and enjoy cake and refreshments at our picnic tables or private Birthday Room!

Let us handle the details while you enjoy the day.

Parties are available for children turning ages 4–12.

What You Get

>> Up to 20 birthday party guests (adults and children)*

>> Nature-themed party invitations

>> 30 minutes to gather with your party guests: if the weather allows, we encourage your group to use our picnic tables outside. If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor gathering, you and your guests will have access to our Birthday Room.

>> Themed cookie cake from Ali’s Cookies with the birthday child’s name (certified kosher by the Atlanta Kashruth Commission)

>> Your choice of Sprite or apple juice

>> Party Supplies: candles, plates, cups, and napkins

>> Reusable canvas bags filled with party favors for each guest

>> T-shirt for the birthday child

*The base price of our party packages covers up to 12 guests (adults and children). Each additional guest is priced at $10 per person. The birthday child and up to 2 guardians are free and do not count towards the guest total.

Have a Question About Birthday Parties?

birthday party packages

$255
Explore the outdoors on a thrilling expedition with one of our Naturalists. Once you and your guests return from the exciting adventure, celebrate your child’s special day with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 4–12.  Party Package Includes: >> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounter (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl)  >> 30 minutes exploring CNC’s hiking trails or Wildlife Walk  >> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room  >> Includes complimentary items below

Outdoor Explorer Party

$255
Explore the outdoors on a thrilling expedition with one of our Naturalists. Once you and your guests return from the exciting adventure, celebrate your child’s special day with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 4–12.

Party Package Includes:
>> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounter (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl)

>> 30 minutes exploring CNC’s hiking trails or Wildlife Walk

>> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room

>> Includes complimentary items below

$280Learn all about wildlife from one of our Naturalists as your child and his or her friends get up close and explore nature on the CNC's trails. Finish up your nature experience with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 4–12.Party Package Includes:   >> Your choice of 2 LIVE animal encounters (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl)  >> 15 minutes exploring CNC’s hiking trails or Wildlife Walk  >> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room  >> Includes complimentary items below

Wildlife Wonders Party

$280
Learn all about wildlife from one of our Naturalists as your child and his or her friends get up close and explore nature on the CNC’s trails. Finish up your nature experience with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 4–12.

Party Package Includes:
>> Your choice of 2 LIVE animal encounters (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl)

>> 15 minutes exploring CNC’s hiking trails or Wildlife Walk

>> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room

>> Includes complimentary items below

Currently Unavailable$310This party is out of this world! Children will enjoy our inflatable planetarium, StarLab, plus your choice of live animal encounter OR space games in the meadow. End your day with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 8–12.Party Package Includes:  >> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounter (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl) OR 15 minutes of space games in the meadow>> 30 minutes to explore inside our exclusive inflatable planetarium, the StarLab   >> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room  >> Includes complimentary items below

STARLAB Party

Currently Unavailable
$310
This party is out of this world! Children will enjoy our inflatable planetarium, StarLab, plus your choice of live animal encounter OR space games in the meadow. End your day with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 8–12.

Party Package Includes:
>> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounter (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl) OR 15 minutes of space games in the meadow

>> 30 minutes to explore inside our exclusive inflatable planetarium, the StarLab

>> 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room

>> Includes complimentary items below

$340All children at the party will enjoy time in the Discovery Nature Center, plus your choice of live animal encounter,  and select a special item from our Nature Exchange Birthday Bin to take home. End your experience with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 8–12. Party Package Includes:  >> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounters (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl) >> 45 minutes to explore, learn, and play in the beautiful Discovery Nature Center and Nature Exchange>>30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room  >>  300 points to Nature Exchange  >> Includes complimentary items below

Discovery Party

$340
All children at the party will enjoy time in the Discovery Nature Center, plus your choice of live animal encounter, and select a special item from our Nature Exchange Birthday Bin to take home. End your experience with 30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room. Ages 8–12.

Party Package Includes:
>> Your choice of 1 LIVE animal encounters (choose from a snake, gopher tortoise, box turtle, opossum, or screech owl)

>> 45 minutes to explore, learn, and play in the beautiful Discovery Nature Center and Nature Exchange

>>30 minutes at our picnic tables or in our Birthday Party Room

>> 300 points to Nature Exchange

>> Includes complimentary items below

Special Notes

CNC birthday parties are drop-off programs.

Adult chaperones who have dropped off a party guest can use their party invitation to gain free admission to the Nature Center grounds. The physical invitation must be presented at the admissions desk in order to gain entry.

After dropping their child off at the birthday party, adults can explore the grounds on their own, then return to pick up their child at the end of the party.

If an adult chaperone chooses to remain with the party group, they will be counted as a party guest.

Pricing Details

CNC members receive 10% off the base price of a birthday party package.

The party package base price covers up to 12 guests (adults and children). Each additional guest is priced at $10 per person.

A final count of guests will be taken on the day of the program. Charges for additional guests over 12 will be assessed after the program has occurred.

The maximum number of guests that we can accommodate is 20. An additional fee of $25 will be assessed for each participant that exceeds the 20 guest maximum.

The birthday child and up to 2 guardians or family members are free and do not count towards the guest total.

Cancelation Policy

Birthday programs are RAIN or SHINE.

Cancellations must be received in writing (via e-mail) at least 15 business days prior to your program date and are subject to a $25 processing fee.

We are unable to refund cancellations made less than 15 business days in advance.

Book your birthday party today!