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Nature-Themed Birthday Parties

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Does your child love nature and animals? Then choose a nature-themed birthday party at Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Your two-hour party starts with a 90-minute guided program with the remaining 30 minutes reserved for cake and presents. We provide  cupcakes from DeEtta's Bakery, invitations and a themed party favor for each child. Cost is $279(R)/$309(NR) for up to 12 children, including the birthday child. Up to 4 adults are allowed per party.

Online registration is not available. Please call 630-864-3965 to book your child’s nature party. Parties must be reserved a minimum of two weeks in advance. Dates and times are subject to availability. Some parties are only available seasonally. See descriptions below for more details.

 

Get Your Party Started - Fill Out the Party Request Form - CLICK HERE

 

All About Owls Party

Owls are awesome! They live everywhere – in deserts, mountains, wetlands, forests, prairies, and even the arctic tundra. Learn about the owls that live here year round and some that might visit in the winter, touch owl feathers, play owl games, dissect an owl pellet and make a cool owl craft.  This owl party concludes with delicious cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered year-round.

Party includes

  • Owl themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor (parents not included in this count)
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Owl craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

Age
5 -12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
March – November,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April – October

Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Diggin’ Dinosaurs Party

Dinosaurs were some of the largest land animals to ever live, ruling the earth for 150 million years!  About 65 million years ago they disappeared and left nothing but fossils behind. Investigate how a paleontologist finds evidence of dinosaurs, which dinosaurs were the biggest and which were the smallest, what dinosaurs ate, and if they took care of their babies. This dinosaur party concludes with delicious cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered year-round.

Party includes

  • Dinosaur themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Dinosaur craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

 

Age
5- 8 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
March – November,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April – October

Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Flowers, Butterflies and Bees Party
Enter the colorful and sweet smelling world of flowers and their friends, the butterflies and bees! Insects are necessary for pollination of most flowers; without their pollination services our world would be less colorful and delicious (think fruits and vegetables)! Search for native flowers and their insect partners, play pollination games and create a flowery craft. This party concludes with a delicious dessert by DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered May – September.

Party includes

  • Flower/butterfly/bee themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Flower craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

 

Age
5- 12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
May - September,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Insect Investigations Party
Some scientists estimate there are 200 million insects for each person on earth! Become an entomologist for the day as you search for insects under rocks, in the trees and flying though the air. Learn about insect body parts and their life cycles, play buggy games and make an insect craft. This insect party concludes with delicious cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered  May – September.

Party includes

  • Insect themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor (parents not included in this count)
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Insect craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

Age
5 - 12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
May - September,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Meet the Animals Party
Meet the nature center animals up close and personal! During this party you’ll learn all about the nature center’s fish, reptiles and amphibians. Discover which animals lead two lives – one in water and one on land and compare the features of each animal group. Go on animal scavenger hunt, watch the fish being fed, touch the snake or the turtle, and observe one of our amphibians eating. Wrap up the party by making an animal craft to remember your experience. This party concludes with delicious cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered year-round.

Party includes

  • Animal themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Animal craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

 

Age
5- 12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
March – November,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April – October

Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Price
$279 (R)/$309(N) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Pond Explorations Party
Get ready to get wet! Collect animals and plants from the pond or creek using scientific tools like plankton nets, dip nets or seines. Observe the animals using a magnifying glass and check out the freshwater fish in our aquarium as they are being fed. This party concludes with dessert cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered  May – September.

Party includes

  • 7 – 12 years old
  • Pond themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Pair of rubber boots for each child to use during the program; guest are welcome to wear their own boots
  • Pond craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

Age
4 -12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
May - September,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor ; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.


Something’s Fishy Party
Freshwater fish come in amazing colors, shapes and sizes! Learn about the fish living in the DuPage River, play a fun fishing game, create a fish print, and watch the nature center fish being fed. This fish party concludes with delicious cupcakes from DeEtta’s Bakery. Parents/hosts are responsible for the last 30 minutes of the party, including serving food and supervising children. Offered year-round.

Party includes

  • Fish themed invitations
  • 12 guests including the person of honor
  • Up to 4 adults allowed
  • Fish craft
  • A themed party favor for each child
  • One naturalist that runs the first 90 minutes of activities
  • White paper plates, napkins, utensils, and candles
  • Cupcakes provided by DeEtta’s Bakery

Age
4-12 year olds

Length
2 hours

Location
Knoch Knolls Nature Center

Times
March – November,

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April – October

Sundays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Price
$279 (R)/$309 (NR) - For 12 guests including the guest of honor ; up to 4 adults
Due to space limitations, we ask that only a minimum number of parents stay.
In order to ensure a fun and memorable party for the children, parents are welcome to wait in the nature center exhibit area or parents can pick up their children within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the party.



Waiver and FAQ's
Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions
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Party Coordinator Contact Information
To book a party contact:
Sarah Tracey at 630-995-8921 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Get Your Party Started - Fill Out the Party Request Form - CLICK HERE


Contact Us

320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
630-864-3964

Regular Hours
March-October

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours
November-February

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays in Dec, Jan & Feb)

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