Please be aware that birthday party programs and other facilities rentals may be temporarily unavailable during Pringle Nature Center's closure. Please contact us to discuss availability.

Children's Birthday Parties

Give the gift of nature!

Celebrate your child's birthday at Pringle Nature Center this year! Birthday parties are staff-led, nature-themed programs with approximately 1 hour of content, followed by an additional hour for cake and presents, and 1 hour for set-up and clean-up. The nature center will be reserved for your private party, including a kitchen with microwave, freezer, and refrigerator space, as well as plates, silverware, and glasses available at no extra charge. Bathrooms and a drinking fountain are located inside the nature center.

Parents are expected to supervise children participating in the activities with at least 2 adults per every 5 children. These programs must be reserved at the time of facility rental reservation and require a separate fee in addition to that of the base facility rental rate. Birthday parties may only be scheduled between the following hours, when not conflicting with educational programs: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm. The number of participating children must be named at the time of payment--supplies for only that number of children will be provided. All other policies for facilities rentals apply.

The birthday party fee is $50 for up to 15 children and $100 for 15-30 children. This fee includes  staff led activities and any associated materials. The building rental fee is $50/hour. For example, a 3-hour program including set-up and clean-up time for 15 children would be $200.


Animal Tracks
4-10 years old
Even though we can’t see animals, they leave behind clues that they were there. Children will create a plaster track to take home and then it’s off to explore Bristol Woods for clues!
1.5 hours

Natural Art
4-12 years old
Nature provides many patterns in which artists have used. We will go out and collect our art supplies to create wonderful nature masterpieces. Projects vary with season and age group.
1 hour

8-12 years old
Play hide and seek with your GPS! This high-tech scavenger hunt will uncover hidden treasures in Bristol Woods. Bring your own GPS unit or check out one of ours.
1.5 hours

What Lives in a Pond?
8-12 years old
We’ll visit our pond and learn what kinds of critters are living there. This party might get messy!
1.5 hours

Bugs and Slugs
5-8 years old
These insects won’t "bug" you as we explore different habitats to find various flying, crawling, and wriggling insects to gross your family out. We’ll look in the pond, prairie, and forest for all our buggy friends.
1 hour

8-12 years old
PNC will provide snowshoes and a brief snowshoe lesson before we head out on the trails to explore and play games.
1.5 hours