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Birthday Parties

(253) 591-6439(253) 591-6439 • tnc@tacomaparks.com


Have a wild party! Celebrate your child's birthday with a unique nature experience.

ALL JUNE 2017 BIRTHDAY PARTY SLOTS ARE FULL. WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR JULY AND AUGUST BUT BE SURE TO HAVE TWO DATE OPTIONS IN CASE YOUR FIRST CHOICE IS TAKEN.

 

NOW AVAILABLE! FOUR DIFFERENT PARTY PACKAGES 

  • Call (253) 591-6439(253) 591-6439 to reserve your party. Please have several date options when you call in case your first choice is unavailable.
  • Party dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available on dates when our regular programming is not occurring. We recommend that you book your party as early as possible to ensure your date of choice.
  • We require a two-week minimum for party reservations.
  • Access to the party areas is only during the specified times. No early set-up or late departures will be allowed.
  • All package maximum capacities are based on fire codes and appropriate use of space. These limits are enforced and not negotiable. All children, including siblings, must be counted in the maximum capacity for children.
  • The complete party fee is due at the time of reservation. The date is not considered booked until payment is made. There are no refunds.
  • If a change in date or type of party package is requested a minimum of 30 days prior to the party date, the entire amount is transferable to another available date. No more than one transfer is allowed.
  • There is a fully refundable $100 damage deposit due for all parties a minimum of one week before the date of the party. This deposit needs to be paid with a credit card and will be fully refunded to the same card provided that there is no damage to any of the reserved facilities.
 Little Girl on Treehouse in Nature Center's Discovery Pond PARTY PACKAGE A - DISCOVERY POND PACKAGE 
This party package is available for up to 30 children (ages 3-12), 50 people total and includes:
  • Use of the picnic shelter for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • Indoor space available for inclement weather
  • One-hour exclusive use of Discovery Pond play area
    (10:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30) Times are not flexible.
  • Temporary tattoos for each child
  • Special Discovery Pond gift for the birthday child
  • Party Package A available year-round:
      Saturdays                                   $150
         10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR
         1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Sundays (limited availability)      $200
         10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR
         1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Nature Alphabet Kids Wearing Bird Masks at the Nature Center PARTY PACKAGE B - PRESCHOOL PARTY PACKAGE
This party package is available for up to 12 children (ages 3-6), 30 people total and includes:
  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • A one hour naturalist-led program with age-appropriate activities, short nature walk and craft
  • Themes available: B is for Bug, D is for Duck, R is for Raccoon or T is for Turtle
  • Party package B available year-round
    (limited dates in summer)
      Saturdays                $150
         10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR
         1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  PARTY PACKAGE C - NATURALIST PARTY PACKAGE 
This party package is available for up to 15 children (ages 6-10), 30 people total and includes: 
  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • A one hour naturalist-led program with age-appropriate activities, short nature walk and craft
  • Themes available: Furry Friends, Pond Critters, Reptiles Rule
  • Package C available year-round
    (limited dates in summer)
      Saturdays              $150
         10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR
         1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  
 Woman & Little Girl Playing Secret Sock on the Nature Center's Trail PARTY PACKAGE D - GEOCACHING ADVENTURE PARTY 
This party package is available for up to 16 children (ages 8-12), 30 people total and includes:  
  • Use of the party room for 2.5 hours (includes set-up and clean-up time)
  • The tools and instructions for a 60-minute geocaching adventure in the park
  • Novice or Seasoned levels available
  • Package D is available year-round
    (limited dates in summer)
       Saturdays               $150
           10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR
           1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PARTY ENHANCERS

 

BIRTHDAY CAKE OR CUPCAKES
Made especially for us and themed for a nature party at Snake Lake!
  • Serves up to 24:  $23.00 + tax
  • Serves up to 48:  $35.00 + tax (no cupcake option)
  • Individual cupcakes or a sheet cake available in vanilla or chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. Fillings available (cake only): fudge, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, lemon  
  • Cake/cupcakes must be ordered and paid for a minimum of one week before party date
Nature Center Sheet Cake
Cake with pond and mini gummi-frogs. Choose chocolate or vanilla cake and a special filling flavor.
Close Up of Nature Center Cupcakes
Cupcakes with pond and mini gummi-frogs. Choose chocolate or vanilla cake, or half and half. 

SERVICE PACKAGE
Save time and money by using our re-usable dishes! There is less waste  and we do the dishes!

  • Service for up to 24:  $20.00
  • Service for up to 48:  $30.00
  • Re-useable plates, silverware and cups, paper napkins, cake server and beverage pitchers
  • Must be reserved in advance
Cover of Discovery Pond Party InvitationPRE-PRINTED DISCOVERY POND PARTY INVITATIONS
Set the tone for your special event with Nature Center Discovery Pond party invitations (with envelopes):