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Birthday Parties At NBS

Birthday Party Fee for NBS Members: $200

Birthday Party Fee for Non-Members: $270

Family Membership: $65 (Buying a family membership and the member-rate birthday party is $5 less than a non-member birthday party.)


  • Parties are offered for children turning 4 years old and up

  • The party fee includes the rental of our classroom space and a one hour education program at the beginning of your party. Party prices include the birthday child and up to 12 guests

  • Children 2 and under attending with parents but not participating in party activities are free.

  • Additional children, up to a maximum of 20, may attend for an additional $10 per child.

  • Interested in in extending the fun? Select one 20 minute “Add On” activity for an additional $25.

  • Parties should be booked a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.

  • Animals, Art and Adventure (Ages 4+)

    In this fun filled birthday party, children will get up close and personal with a live animal of your choosing and complete a take home craft. On sunny days, we will look for adventures on NBS’ trails. On rainy or cold days we will search for adventure in a story book. Specific themes include: Snake Surprise, Amazing Amphibians, Lounge Lizards, Friends with Fur and Turtle Time.

  • Discovery Hike (Ages 4+)

    Take a walk on the wild side as we investigate NBS habitats! We’ll peek under logs, go on a nature scavenger hunt, and make other seasonal discoveries as we explore the great outdoors.

  • Lost in the Wild (Ages 8+)

    Test your survival skills in this exciting outdoor program. We will practice compass skills, build outdoor shelters, look for animals signs and identify edible and poisonous plants.

  • Mabel’s Gardeners (Ages 6+) offered seasonally

    Get your hands dirty as we explore NBS’ Good Gardens! We will challenge our senses while tasting and smelling plants, look for garden wildlife and explore the soil. We may even pick a yummy snack right from the garden!

  • Native Ways (Ages 6+)

    Take a journey back in time as we examine what life was like for Native Americans living on Aquidneck Island. We will visit a Native American garden, play traditional games, examine tools used by the Wampanoags, and look for evidence that they once lived right here at NBS

Add-on Options

Looking for even more fun and excitement? One 20 minute staff-led add-on may be selected per party (total event time is still 2 hours) for a $25 fee. These activities must be requested at the time of booking. We recommend choosing activities that differ from the main theme of your party.

  • Animal Presentation

    Choose one NBS education animal to visit your party.

  • Trail Walk

    Add an interpretive hike through the forest – you never know what you might discover!

  • Nature Craft

    Let us design an earth-friendly craft to complement your program.