Visit the Nature Center
The Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) offers birthday parties that provide a fun, hands-on learning experience for children ages 3 and older. The choice of themes includes Animals (year-round, all ages), Pond (spring only, ages 8+), Cidering (fall only, ages 5+), Winter Birds (winter only, ages 6+), and Scavenger Hunt (spring, summer, and fall, ages 6+). Party held at the GNC or in your home (indoors only). Parties held at the GNC include use of the Nature's Discovery Playground before or after the party. See Birthday Party Options and sign up online! Some restrictions apply. Support global sustainability efforts with our GREEN birthday parties! (Small party room only)
You must have an active membership or become a member in order to book a birthday 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. BOOK NOW
Pizza and Cake: Order pizza for your party here. PLUS - we’ve recently partnered with Riviera Bakehouse to offer custom cakes for birthday parties. Learn more about GNC birthday cakes.
Birthday Party Availability
Monday through Thursday - 1-6pm. The last time slot begins at 4pm.
Saturdays and Sundays - 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. Weekend bookings tend to fill up quickly, so please book well in advance.
Birthday Party Guidelines
Privacy & Nature Center Access
If you choose to have your party at the GNC, the party room is closed to the public during your program. Siblings who are not guests of your party, as well as parents who do not wish to remain for the duration of the party, may tour our grounds or visit our live animal museum (fee required). All children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting other areas of the GNC.
- We provide: tables and chairs set up.
- You provide: pre-prepared or pre-arranged food and beverages. Note: a refrigerator/freezer is available, but there is no cooking on premises.
- You may come in to set-up a half hour in advance of party time.
- Ample free parking in our guest parking lot.
- Children and supplies may be unloaded at the rear entrance of the main building.
- Parties must be paid in full to reserve a date
- Membership must be active on the date of the party.
- 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.
Please note that the GNC kindly requests that you use environmentally-friendly items that have minimal packaging and, if possible, are made of recycled or recyclable materials. Please clear any decoration plans with the GNC staff. No noisemakers or balloons allowed please! (No Exceptions) All pinata activities are held outdoors. Food must be prepared in advance, or may be delivered.
Join the GNC in reducing waste by hosting a GREEN birthday party for your child!
Instead of buying disposable tablecloths, plates, cups, and utensils, use our compostable placemats and napkins, silverware, and sustainably-produced reusable dishes. Not only are you offering a unique and fun party experience to your guests, but you are supporting the choice to embrace the earth. All you need to bring are the kids and the food. And we can even take care of ordering the pizza for you!
Our GREEN parties demonstrate that making simple changes can have a positive impact on the environment. We hope you are as excited as we are about celebrating your child and the earth.
GREEN IS BEAUTIFUL!
*Currently only available in the small Birthday Party Room.