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Birthday Party Options

Venue Options


You have the use of the party room for two hours—one hour for the program and one hour for the party. Includes all party supplies (tables and chairs set up, decorative placemats and napkin holders, dishes, and silverware).
Limit: 15 children (for 3 year olds, parent participation is requested, and the program lasts 45 minutes).
Cost: $85.00 family membership
         $300.00 program/room
         $385.00 total


You have the use of the exhibit room for two hours—one hour for the program and one hour for the party. 
Limit: 20 children (for 3 year olds, parent participation is requested, and the program lasts 45 minutes).
Cost: $85.00 family membership
         $375.00 program/room
         $460.00 total
Additional children (up to 25 total) can be accommodated for an extra $15 per child, with advance notice.


We bring a group of friendly animals and do a hands-on presentation in your living room or playroom. All programs must be done indoors.
Limit: 15 children (for 3 year olds, parent participation requested).
Cost: $85 family membership                             $85 family membership    
         $315.00 (Zone 1)*                                     $365.00 (Zone 2)*
         $400.00 total                                           $450.00 total

*Call to inquire which zone your address is in


Order pizza for your party here.  PLUS - we've recently partnered with Riviera Bakehouse to offer DELICIOUS custom cakes.  Learn more here.

Outdoor Birthday Parties
  • Available April 1 - October 31, subject to availability (NOT permitted on days of any GNC special outdoor events).
  • Fee: $200 plus $85 family level membership, paid in advance. 
  • This fee allows for up to 20 children 
  • Additional children (over the 20) will be at a fee of $5 per child, with a maximum of 30 children total. 
  • No refunds; if cannot hold party due to weather conditions, host family may reschedule party for another day. 
  • Includes up to three picnic tables on lawn, reserved for party, two hours maximum, NO staff assistance or support. 
  • Setup and cleanup is the responsibility of the host family. 

Call Megan Bryant at 914.813.1831 for more info or to schedule. Pizza orders may be placed with the GNC at least a week in advance, with payment due at time of order.

Note: If staff assistance or support is requested, the party event would then be calculated at our regular birthday fees which requires the purchase of a regular family membership plus the birthday party fee based on the number of attendees.

Pick a Program (for in-house parties only):


(All year) for all ages (3 and up). A 45-60 minute hands-on presentation with a variety of animals. Choices include snakes, ferrets, chinchillas, and turtles, to name a few. Child selects animals on the day of the party.


Seasonal Programs


(Spring) ages 8 and up. Children catch and observe turtles, frogs, and the insects that live in our pond. Afterwards, the children get to meet a few animals from our museum.



(Fall) ages 5 and up - Learn to use our authentic press to make and taste fresh apple cider. Party host must provide 3-5 apples for each child attending.


winter birdsWINTER BIRDS

(Winter) ages 6 and up - Have fun with some live birds, make a bird feeder, and explore the great outdoors.


scavenger huntSCAVENGER HUNT**

(Spring through Fall) ages 6 and up - Search the grounds for some GNC nature "treasures." Party host required to have additional adults to help supervise and accompany groups. Maps and clues provided.

**In case of bad weather, an animal or alternate program will be presented.

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Schedule a Party


Membership must be active on the date of the party. Parties must be paid in full to reserve a date.

Birthday Party does not include admission to the animal museum or any other exhibit or program for any birthday party attendees. These activities can be added to your party for an additional fee. Call for details.

Birthday Party Refund Policy: For cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the party date, a full refund minus 25% will be issued. For cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the date of the party, there are no refunds. Cost of GNC membership is not refundable regardless of when the party is cancelled.