Themed Birthday Parties

Croydon Creek nature parties are designed to educate and entertain with either virtual or in-person programming that highlight the wonders of nature. The Nature Center’s staff will make sure you and your child have a memorable birthday experience whether at the center or from the comfort of your own home!

Virtual parties hosted by Croydon Creek Nature Center feature a 30-minute, fun-filled animal presentation. Additional elements such as craft kits can be added on for an additional fee. 

In-person parties hosted by Croydon Creek Nature Center feature a fun-filled, hour-long program led by a naturalist. This option consists of both an indoor and outdoor learning experience. In the event of inclement weather, alternative arrangements for outdoor portions will be provied. Your total access time to the party room is 2 ½ hours which includes both set-up, your wild party and take-down.

Scheduling a Party

Parties are scheduled year-round on Saturdays and Sundays. 

  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • Saturdays (Virtual): 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.  
  • Sundays: 1 p.m.

Call Croydon Creek Nature Center at 240-314-8770 for more information and date availability or email at ccnc@rockvillemd.gov.

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Croydon Creek Nature Center
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240-314-8770
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852 Avery Road
Rockville, MD 20851
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Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Birthday Party Themes


Virtual Classic Party

Ages 3+; all year
Duration: 30 minutes 

Would you like to make your birthday a little extra special? Meet some of Croydon Creek Nature Center’s animal ambassadors virtually and learn what makes them unique!

Classic Party

Ages 3+; all year
Duration: 2.5 Hours  

Get up close and personal with three of our animal ambassadors who call the Center home and enjoy a naturalist-led hike in the forest preserve. 

Feathers and Fur

Ages 3+; all year
Duration: 2.5 Hours  

Investigate our collection of biofacts as you discover animals commonly found in Maryland. This party does NOT include live animals. A naturalist-led hike in the forest preserve follows up the presentation. 

Creek Crawl

Ages 6+; all June-Sept.
Duration: 2.5 Hours  

Grab your water shoes and head to the creek to see the different creatures that swim and crawl there. This party does NOT include live animals except those that may be found in the creek. 

Geocaching Adventure

Ages 8+; all year
Duration: 2.5 Hours  

Learn the basics of geocaching and use handheld GPS devices (provided by the Center) to complete an outdoor scavenger hunt. This party does NOT include live animals. This party is weather dependent.


Party Rates

OptionIncludesPrice
Virtual Classic Party30 minute animal presentation

A birthday shirt for the birthday child
$50

Craft kit add-on: $3 per kit

Nature-themed goody bags: $5 per bag
In-Person Party (Resident) Room rental for 2 ½ hours

1 hour naturalist-led program

Up to 15 party guests (additional fees for each child beyond 15)

Paper invitations

A small craft for each party participant

Tables covered with brown Kraft paper

A birthday shirt for the birthday child
$230

Craft kit add-on: $3 per kit

Nature-themed goody bags: $5 per bag
In-Person Party (Non-Resident)Room rental for 2 ½ hours

1 hour naturalist-led program

Up to 15 party guests (additional fees for each child beyond 15)

Paper invitations

A small craft for each party participant

Tables covered with brown Kraft paper

A birthday shirt for the birthday child
$275

Craft kit add-on: $3 per kit

Nature-themed goody bags: $5 per bag

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date for in-person parties. Deposits can be paid using either MasterCard/Visa, check or cash.