Birthday Parties at the Nature Center (Ages 5-11)

Bet you never partied with animals like this before!

Interested in hosting your child's next birthday party at Ernie Miller? We have a variety of party themes and packages guaranteed to make your kid's next party unforgettable and full of adventure!

Check Out Our Birthday Party Themes

Birthday Safari

Barred Owl perched on tree branchYou get to choose three live animals for you and your guests to see at this party! Hear a story while you interact with the presenter and the animals. The birthday child may choose one animal from each category listed below:

  • Birds: Screech Owl, Barred Owl, or Kestrel
  • Mammals: Mouse, Rabbit, or Ferret
  • Creepy/Crawlies: Spider, Snake, Turtle, Salamander, Toad, or Hissing Cockroach.

We will need to know the animal choices one week prior to the date of the party.


Enchanted Forest

The Woodlanenchanted forest birthday party presented by Park Naturalist Andrea Joslind Fairy will waver her magic wand and fun will appear with three live animals, games, and an interactive story with the birthday child and guests. The animals are already chosen for this program to go along with the Woodland Fairy's story. If possible, we'd like to keep the animals a surprise to the birthday child and guests.

A screech owl, toad, and rabbit will be presented.

Magical Party

bunny named beatriceThe Wacky Wildlife Wizard will use a magical box to astonish your birthday child and guests! To help us with the "magical" surprise we ask that the parents choose animals from each category listed below and keep them a surprise for the children:

  • 1 Large: Rabbit, Ferret, or Screech Owl
  • 2 Small: Snake, Salamander, Toad, Spider, Insect, or Mouse.

Wacky Wizard costume is optional for the Park Naturalist. We will dress in costume unless you tell us otherwise.

(Animals need to be a surprise to the birthday child and guests.)

Snake Celebration

gopher snakeThrill your guests with a slithery surprise! This party includes three live snakes along with interactive fun and facts about these often misunderstood critters. We never know who will be shedding their skin or which snakes will be out at another program so our staff will have to choose the snakes for your program. 

Snakes may only be handled by staff of Ernie Miller Nature Center.

Birthday Party Packages

Option 1 (15 Children + Up to 10 Adults)

  • Johnson County Resident Cost: $75
  • Nonresident Cost: $81
  • 2 hour room rental includes 30 minute program
  • Four 6' tables with chairs

Option 2 (25 Children + Up to 25 Adults)

  • Johnson County Resident Cost: $95
  • Nonresident Cost: $103
  • 2 hour room rental includes 30 minute program
  • Five to six 6' tables with chairs

Party Times Available:

9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am
1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm
(All Based on Availability)

Payment Due at Time of Booking. Parties are non-refundable.

Call (913) 764-7759 To Book Your Party Today!