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Nature Birthday Parties (ages 3-10)

Celebrate your child's birthday with a nature-themed party! Play, exploration, crafts, and games make our nature birthday parties unique.

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COVID-19 update

Due to low staff capacity, we are unable to offer nature birthdays on any weekend days. A weekday party might be possible, in limited capacity and with COVID-19 protocols in place. For more information, please call 503-823-1149 or email enviroed@portlandoregon.gov.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please see Portland Parks & Recreation's COVID-19 Updates page


Nature birthday parties

Two age groups, two party options.

Ages 3-6: Ladybug Walk birthday party

  • Children do a walk with our preschool educators in a local park.
  • Each child gets to borrow a ladybug backpack, stocked with tools for exploring.
  • 1½ hours long
  • Starts with a short craft or activity appropriate for young children
  • Takes place at a park or natural area that makes sense for your family. 
  • Cost (reflects requirements for physical distancing and small groups due to COVID-19)
    • up to 5 children: $110 
    • 6-10 children: $160

Ages 5-9: Nature-themed birthday party

  • Children hike, play, and explore with our nature educators in a local park.
  • Choose your child's nature topic 
    • Common Birds
    • Insects and Spiders
    • Mammals in the park
    • Predators and prey
    • Plants and trees
    • Rocks and soil
  • Choose your child's favorite style of activities
    • Exploration
    • Games
    • Arts and crafts
    • Science investigations
    • Songs, stories, and skits
  • 2 hours long
  • Takes place at a park or natural area that makes sense for your family. 
  • Cost (reflects requirements for physical distancing and small groups due to COVID-19)
    • up to 5 children: $150 
    • 6-10 children: $200

Scheduling a birthday party

Please allow at least 30 days to process your request.

Unfortunately, due to our busy summer schedule, we are unable to provide birthday parties between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Birthday party options are limited to when PP&R staff are available to run them. Please connect with staff before making any plans on your end. When filling out the application, please provide your top three options and so we can check with staff availability. 

Call Chrissy at 503-823-1149 to talk about available dates. 

When you are ready to submit your application for your nature birthday party, visit our "How to schedule a program" page. 

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