Outdoor Adventure Center Birthday Parties

In order to provide the best customer service possible, all birthday party reservations are made by written application only. Birthday parties are available on weekends. Make your reservation early — space is limited and dates fill up quickly.

Start your birthday party reservation process by submitting an application (Lodge birthday party application for groups of 20 or fewer, Cafeteria birthday party application for groups of 21-40) with at least three different day/date choices.  We recommend applying  21-35 days before your preferred dates. We will confirm requests within five to seven business days. If we cannot accommodate any of your first three requests, we will contact you for additional dates.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Two types of parties available:

  1. Lodge Birthday Party Package for groups of 20 or fewer (including host family members)

    Saturday — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Includes: complimentary set-up time 30 minutes before party, exclusive room use for two hours, admission to the Outdoor Adventure Center for all guests, paper products and plasticware for 20 (no cups), treat bags for up to 10 children (additional bags are $2 each), a special gift for the birthday child and a 30-minute program.  Program choices are: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles/amphibians, forestry, water, rocks or sustainable living.

    Cost:  $150, payable within three days of party confirmation. Outdoor Adventure Center family members receive a $50 discount on their family member’s party reservations.

    Restrictions:  Food must be from a commercial establishment with a valid Health Department license and insurance. No cooking onsite is allowed, including use of crockpots or chafing dishes. No red drinks (fruit punch, red pop). Decorations may not be taped anywhere in the Outdoor Adventure Center. Only Mylar balloons permitted – no latex/rubber balloons. Glitter is not allowed. During a visit through the Outdoor Adventure Center, children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. No glass containers. Food and beverages are prohibited in the exhibit areas. Parties must end promptly so areas can be readied for the next group. All reservations must be made with the written reservation application – we cannot accept phone reservations.

    LODGE BIRTHDAY PARTY RESERVATION APPLICATION FORM

    Parking: Complimentary parking can be found in our gated lot at St. Aubin and Atwater. Street parking is limited, and there is a strict “ticket and tow” enforcement for parking violations. Please advise your guests to be sure they are in a legal parking space to avoid problems.

    Have more questions? Call us at 1-844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367).
     
  2. Cafeteria Birthday Parties for groups from 21-40 (including host family members)

    Saturday — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Sunday — 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Includes: complimentary set-up time 30 minutes before party, exclusive use of several tables and chairs in the cafeteria for two hours, and all-day admission to the Outdoor Adventure Center for all guests.

    Cost:  $4 per guest (children and adults), payable on the day of the event. Payment options include cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only), no checks.  Host must make payment for the group within the first 30 minutes of the party.

    Restrictions:  Your group must have at least 20, and no more than 40, members to qualify for this package. The cafeteria will remain open to the public during your event. Food must be from a commercial establishment with a valid Health Department license and insurance.  No cooking onsite is allowed, including use of crockpots or chafing dishes. No red drinks (fruit punch, red pop). Decorations may not be taped anywhere in the Outdoor Adventure Center. Only Mylar balloons – no latex/rubber balloons. Glitter is not allowed. During a visit through the Outdoor Adventure Center, children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. No glass containers. Food and beverages are prohibited in the exhibit areas. Parties must end promptly so areas can be readied for the next group. All reservations must be made with the written reservation application – we cannot accept phone reservations.

    CAFETERIA BIRTHDAY PARTY RESERVATION APPLICATION FORM

    Parking: Complimentary parking can be found in our gated lot at St. Aubin and Atwater. Street parking is limited, and there is a strict “ticket and tow” enforcement for parking violations.  Please advise your guests to be sure they are in a legal parking space to avoid problems.

    Have more questions? Call us at 1-844-OAC-MDNR (844-622-6367).