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Birthday Parties at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center

Currently we are not able to host Birthday parties due to the pandemic, We hope to restart in the fall

A party at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center is a great way to encourage interest in wildlife while enjoying the conveniences of a party outside your home.  Nature Center staff assist with set-up and clean-up, greet guests, and lead hands-on visits with the animals.  Parties can accommodate up to 20 children.

All parties are 2 hours in length with approximately 50 minutes for hands-on animal activities; another hour and 10 minutes for your festivities (meal, cake, presents, games): plus 1/2 hour of time each for set-up and clean-up.  The booking is a total of three hours, including set-up and clean-up.  We offer flexible weekend scheduling not limited to when the center is open to visitors. 

Families provide decorations, tablecloths, party ware, refreshments, and/or additional activities as desired.  Use of the kitchen is allowed (oven, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave) to store and reheat refreshments.  Additional adult guests may be included.  The recommended maximum number of guests including adults is 40 depending on your desired room set-up.

Prices: 

  • Friends of the EBW Nature Center $160; Non-Friends $185. Become a Friend of the EBW Nature Center!
  • Prices include 20 children, however we can accommodate more children for an additional fee of $50 for an oversized party.  There is no charge for adults at a child's party. 
  • Additional hours can be booked as a rate of $15 per hour.
  • Payment in full is required prior to party

EBW Nature Center provides:

  • A staff person to assist with set-up, clean-up, greet guests and lead hands-on animal visits
  • Games, puzzles, books, and toys in party room for children to play with
  • 6 foot long tables and chairs
  • Use of Nature Center building
  • Access to kitchen facilities (sink, refrigerator/freezer. microwave, stove and oven)

Birthday Party Reservations:

Contact the Nature Center at (860)721-2980 with any questions or email us at naturecenter@wethersfieldct.gov

The Nature Center also rents rooms for parties or meetings you plan.  Fees vary depending on the room, time and membership.