If your child has a fondness for nature, why not celebrate their birthday here at White Memorial? Here are some options to consider, which can be done in conjunction or separately.
If you need an indoor space with tables and chairs, you can rent our Mott-Van Winkle classroom, a cozy cabin nestled amongst the trees. Rental hours are either 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm on Saturdays only. The cost for a 4-hour time slot is $200. You will need to provide a certificate of insurance. Please contact Pam at 860-567-0857 or [email protected] for more information and to schedule a booking. Subject to availability!
If you have more than 10 people in your birthday party group, you can receive a group admission rate to our Nature Museum. The group rate is $3/person for anyone 6 years and older, and free for those under 6. If you are a member of White Memorial, admission is FREE for you and all of your party guests! You must contact us and schedule these visits in advance. Please call 860-567-0857 and speak with Kelly or email [email protected]
If you would like to book a guided hike or a pond exploration program with one of our environmental educators, please call Carrie at 860-567-0857 or email [email protected]. The cost for either of these 45-minute guided experiences is $100. Arrangements must be made at LEAST two weeks in advance of your party date, although we recommend booking much earlier. Subject to availability!
Birthday Party Fees
Party Space: $200
Program Fee: $100
Museum Admission: $3/per person (10+ people)
Birthday Party Program Selection:
Have you ever seen a dragonfly nymph or a water scorpion? Find out what critters live in a pond during this engaging catch-and-release discovery session. Children will stand on the edge of the pond and use dipnets to catch a plethora of aquatic invertebrates. Equipment will be supplied. Children will not be wading into the pond, so they do not need watershoes or swimsuits. Just encourage them to wear clothes and shoes that can can get dirty.
A Walk in the Woods
On this guided nature hike, your party guests will use their senses to discover nature’s treasures. In less than a mile, our environmental educator will introduce them to many of the plants, trees, and animals that inhabit beautiful northwestern CT. Several easy trails leave right from the Main Area of White Memorial. Our educator will pick the trail that works best for your group. Please let us know if we need to choose a trail that is stroller or wheelchair-accessible. Encourage your party guests to wear good walking shoes.