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.

Please note that both types of parties have firm limits on the number of guests. There are no provisions for extra guests to attend at a different price. Extra guests will result in a fire code violation that we cannot allow. Parties that exceed the maximum number of guests will be removed from the party space without refund. Please do not over-invite to avoid this unfortunate situation.

Start your birthday party reservation process by submitting an application 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 — 12:30 to 2:30 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 listed on the application.

    Cost:  $150, payable within five business days of party confirmation. Online payment is easy once you register your family in our new system. Outdoor Adventure Center family members receive a $30 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 by submitting the reservation application – we cannot accept phone reservations.

    *Application under construction – please check back soon.

    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 — 1 to 3 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 in a sectioned-off area for two hours, and all-day admission to the Outdoor Adventure Center for all guests.

    Cost:  $150, payable within five business days of party confirmation. Online payment is easy once you register your family in our new system. Outdoor Adventure Center family members receive a $30 discount on their family member’s party reservations.

    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 by submitting the reservation application – we cannot accept phone reservations.

    *Application under construction – please check back soon.

    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).

*Birthday reservations are full through the end of summer.