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BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER

Let's Celebrate! Bring your Decorations and Cake!

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We have different Birthday packages to fit your child's interests!

All Birthday packages are for two hours and located outside in Nature Node #1 only. Packages are for 15 children, adults complimentary. The party package should be booked for the age that the majority of the guests will be. We want to reduce, reuse and recycle and have the natural beauty of nature shine through as your décor, so we suggest a Happy Birthday sign and Table Cloths – think natural!  We require 2 weeks booking in advance. All other areas of the Discovery Center will not be accessible due to other rentals, activities and public use.

 

1. Junior Explorer Package (for ages 3 – 5): $300

Introduce your little ones to the wonders of sea creatures with a fun fish craft and a visit from Beeps the Baby Shark! 

  • 15 minute animal interactions with two ambassadors

  • Recycled Fish Craft (Color and Decorate with Stickers) ~ 15 minutes

  • Shark Mascot with sing along activity

  • Simple Scavenger Hunt around Nature Node #1

2. Awesome Adventurer Package (for ages 6 – 8): $350

Bugs and bees are featured in these interactive party crafts, with special appearances by some of our reptile ambassadors.

  • 30 minute animal interactions with three ambassadors

  • Adventure Scavenger Hunt  ~ 20 minutes

  • Lady Bug or Bumble Bee Recycled Craft ~ 15 minutes

3. Radical Ranger Package (ages 9 – 12): $425

Raptors and reptiles are the stars in this party package created for older kids.

  • 30 minute animal interactions with three ambassadors

  • 10 minute raptor pop-in with photo

  • Owl Pellet Dissection and Activity ~ 20 minutes

Additional party goers, over 15, can be added at $5 per child but must be RSVP’d for in advance 72 hours before the party.  If additional children show up day of, a $15 fee per child will be charged. (if over 15 children, and not RSVP’d).

Skip the Goodie Bag, Give kids the gift of legacy!

For an extra $2 per child, we will print adoption cards of our animals, and the money will be used for keeping their habitats up to date and for food and care needs! Great replacement for goody bags, or a great addition! 

Add a Birthday Helper for $75!

Helpers stay for the duration of the party, and assist with set up, clean up and more!

To book your Birthday Party contact: info@aguahedionda.org or call (760) 804-1969

Birthday Party Details: 

  • All packages include:

    • Space Rental​

    • 3) 6ft rectangular tables  (72 inches length x 30 inches width x 29 inches height)

    • 3 circular 48in tables (48 inches diameter x 29 inches height)

    • 20 Chairs

    • 15 children

  • No substitutions please​

Available Times: 
  • Saturday: 11am start ​or 2pm start

  • Sunday: 2:00pm start 

  • Based upon availability and other rental scheduling ​

  • Space is currently booking out about one month in advance 

Booking/Payment and Cancellation Policy: ​
  • Full payment is required upon booking your party in order to reserve your time slot. Please contact us to reserve a tentative hold. 

  • If necessary, the date can be moved should the Discovery Center space allows (up to one year), as long as we are given notice before two weeks. 

  • Payment is non-refundable if cancelled within two weeks. If cancelled up until two weeks, it is 50% refundable.   

A Few Notes: 
  • Free time around the Discovery Center is dependent on other events, rentals and activities going on. We guarantee the rented space, and activities provided, not free roam of the Discovery Center. 

  • We clear a fridge in the kitchen to store a cake should you request to. 

  • We do not have linens. We require you to bring your own. We provide 3) 48in round tables and 3) 6ft rectangular tables.  

  • We are a no styrofoam zone. 

  • Confetti/Glitter is not permitted onsite. 

  • Remember to bring cutlery, cake knife, and a lighter for candles etc.

What are folks saying about their experience renting the facilities at AHLF for Birthday Parties

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for making our first birthday party a success. Everyone was very friendly and helpful on Saturday and everything was set up as expected. Thank you again!! 

Andrea Weeks

Bugs and Bubbles Birthday Party

Our party was a huge success!  The kids love every part of it.   Ms. Julia was awesome and Bennett was so kind and helpful too.  Thank you for helping us throw an awesome birthday party for our critter loving kiddo and her friends.  

Thank You!

We had such a wonderful time at Victoria’s birthday party.  All the guests were impressed with the venue, the staff, and the activities.  Set up was a breeze.  The staff were very helpful.  They interacted well with the children.  I very much appreciated that they kept the schedule moving, but were very discreet about it.  And so we seamlessly flowed from one activity to the other.  The children could have spent hours perfecting their squid/octopus craft.  The animal interactions were so well thought out.  Thank you for considering the interests of the guests.  The scavenger hunt was a huge success - and educational, too, which was a big plus for the parents.  Guests with no young children enjoyed the spectacular view. Thank you so much.  It exceeded my expectations.  Thank you for offering this service.

Maryam Tanudra

Birthday Party Rental

Curren’s 3rd Birthday was amazing.  Thank you so much.  We will definitely be booking more events with you all.  Your graciousness and understanding and additional help was so thoughtful especially after our family had been evacuated.

Megan Carter

Birthday Party Rental

I want to take a moment and let you know we had a great birthday party there at the Discovery Center last Sunday, Oct 1st. All the kids enjoyed the reptile experience and scavenger hunt too. Randy did a great job with the kids & he gave great facts about each reptile. As a parent, I was thankful he also discussed safety and reminded them not to try to touch snakes in the wild. He was a pleasure to work with.. making sure I had what I needed too!

Valerie McConnin

Birthday Party Rental

Thank you so much for helping make the arrangements for our daughter, Aliana, to celebrate her birthday at your Discovery Center. You made it very easy! It was wonderful to see the children so interested in the animals and having such a great time learning about them and interacting with them. The volunteers were very welcoming, helpful and great with children. We were so appreciative of the warm and educational way they helped the guests interact with the animals. We had a great day! Thank you!

Katrina Carroll

Birthday Party Rental

I just have to tell you that the party yesterday far exceeded our expectations and everyone had such a good time. Randy was so helpful, super friendly and really flexible with the schedule. Thank you so much for your help! Best party ever!

Sarrah Gielow

Birthday Party Rental