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Make your next birthday a really wild one at the nature center!  Enjoy a live animal program, fun crafts or outdoor activities and lots of fun. You provide decorations, refreshments and the birthday child.  Pick from one of the programs topics below. All programs include live animals.

Build your own birthday party package. The Prairie Park Nature Center is now offering Basic and Deluxe party packages. Customize your basic live animal, archery or fishing birthday celebration with deluxe party extras.

  • Maximum 15 children and 10 adults.
  • Minimum charge for live animal party – $120
  • Minimum charge for fishing party – $275
  • Minimum charge for archery party – $300
  • Includes a 40-minute program, a 20-minute activity, and 2 hours of total classroom rental.
  • We restrict the use of noisemakers, drinks with red dyes or messy craft materials such as confetti or glitter.

Birthday Package Flyer with Pricing

For more information or to schedule a party, please call (785) 832-7980.

Choose a Program Topic:

  • Touch and Feel Animals
    Our program recommendation for kids under 5 years. The program includes touchable bugs, a turtle, ferret, hedgehog, snake and a bird.  It may include a story for very young children, game or a craft.
  • Slippery and Scaly
    This program is for those who have an affinity for the cold-blooded. Meet frogs and salamanders, turtles of land and water, lizards and snakes of all varieties.
  • Critters of Kansas
    Explore Kansas through the habitats and animals that are adapted to its wetlands, woodlands, and prairies. Meet a snake, an owl, opossum and red-tailed hawk.  Learn about how animals are adapted to survive the habitats in which they live. 
  • Who’s Awake? Nighttime Critters
    Meet some real night owls and other nocturnal animals like the ferret, opossum,  tarantula,  and hedgehog.