Put a unique twist on your child’s birthday party! Make it a fun and educational adventure at the Montana Audubon Center. We offer parties for children ages 2 and up. All of our programs are hands-on, and encourage inquiry-based learning and fun. Join us for our 2 hour birthday party events!
Cost is $140 for up to 15 children. Parties larger than 15 children are $190.
Email Alina at [email protected] or call 406-294-5099 to inquire and reserve a time.
What you bring:
- Food, decorations (no helium balloons, please!), party favors, etc.
- Dishware and utensils
- Excited kids and their supervising parents
What we provide:
- Use of the large classroom at the Norm Schoenthal Field Lab
- Tables, chairs, picnic shelter, firepit, water, and restrooms
- Access to the Montana Audubon Center site and adjacent Yellowstone River trail system
- A one-hour program on any of the themes listed below and an hour of birthday celebration time (2 hrs total)
- A special gift for the birthday kid!
- Available rental of our gas barbeque grill ($15)
- Tricky Tracks & Animal Signs: Learn the basics of tracking, then go on an exploratory nature walk around the Center in search of animal tracks and signs. Time permitting, make your own animal track to take home! (late fall, winter and early spring only)
- Backyard Birds: Learn what makes birds special using our collection of bird artifacts, and how to identify some common avian residents. Then head outside with a pair of binoculars in search of birds. (year-around)
- Bug Out: Discover what makes insects and spiders unique. Collect them with nets, then get up close and personal with magnifying glasses and identification guides. (late spring, summer and fall only)
- Macroinvertebrate Mayhem: Wade into the water to discover the little critters that live in the ponds, then collect and ID them using nets and identification guides. (summer and fall only)
- Nature Hike and Forest Games: Learn about native plants and traditional uses while you play games during a nature hike on Norm’s Island or around our ponds. (year-around)
- Canoeing Adventures: Learn the basics of canoeing, then practice your new skills while exploring the ponds. (summer and fall only)
- Canoeing Games: Take canoeing a step further by learning the basics and then challenging your friends to different canoe games (recommended for ages 10+).
- Dynamic Dinosaurs: During this unique adventure we’ll learn about different types of dinosaurs and make our own dinosaur fossils to take home. (year-around)
- Nature Spa Day: Come relax and have fun making scrubs, soaps and tea out of Montana’s native plants you’ll collect yourself. Treat yourself during this spa themed birthday party. (year-around)