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BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER

*Currently Booking Birthday Parties. 

Let's Celebrate! Bring your own Decorations and Cake! AHLF Family Members and above, take 20% OFF! Kids Club Plus Members - Take 30% OFF!

Space is booking out about one month in advance currently. 

COVID-19 Precautions/Policies: 
  • All parties are held outside in Nature Node #1. See our rentals page for photos, dimensions, a diagram and description. This is a shaded space. 

  • In the presence of our team member when introducing you to the property and leading our activities, masks are required as well as when entering the Discovery Center building. 

  • Our employees are screened daily our restrooms and common spaces sanitized hourly. 

5 Fabulous packages to choose from!
  • Ages 1-12

  • All packages include:

    • Space Rental​

    • 5 6ft tables Table and 25 Chairs (6ft rectangular tables - 72 inches length x 30 inches width x 29 inches height) 

    • 15 children

  • Extra Party Goer? No Problem! ($3).

  • No substitutions please​. 

1. Let's Party! Package ($100)*
  • 1.5 hour rental of space

  • Up to 15 children

  • Tables and Chairs

2. Slither & Shuffle Package ($175)*​
  • Includes everything from the Let's Party! Package

  • Animal Interactions

    • approximately 30 minutes​

3. SEA-lebrate in Style Package ($250)* - Our Most Popular Package!
  • Includes everything from the Slither & Shuffle Package

  • Decorate your own craft for up to 15 children (approximately 15 minutes)

    • Construction Paper Snake

    • Cardboard Fish

    • Recycled Paper Roll Squid

  • Lagoon Scavenger Hunt (approximately 20 minutes​)

  • Extra Half Hour to Party!

4. Bugs & Bubbles Birthday Party ($350)
  • 2 hour space rental

  • 15 children

  • 5 6ft tables Table and 25 Chairs (6ft rectangular tables - 72 inches length x 30 inches width x 29 inches height)

  • 1 hour X-Large bubble entertainment provided by I Bubbles Design

    • This is a third party vendor, so availability is based both on the Discovery Center space, and their availability. ​

  • Outdoor Bug Hunt with take home identification Card (approximately 20 minutes​)

  • Your choice of Craft​ (approximately 15 minutes​)

    • Recycled Paper Roll Lady Bug

    • Recycled Paper Roll Grasshopper

    • Recycled Paper Roll Bumble Bee

5. Radical Raptor Birthday Party ($350) - only available Tuesday - Saturday currently 
  • 2 hour space rental 

  • 15 children

  • 5 6ft tables Table and 25 Chairs (6ft rectangular tables - 72 inches length x 30 inches width x 29 inches height)

  • 30 minute Live Raptor Presentation

  • Owl Pellet Dissection (approximately 20 minutes​)

  • Photo of Birthday Person and Group with one Raptor of choice

Build Your Own Birthday Party!
  • Space Rental 1.5 hours - $125

  • Animal Interactions - $75

  • Live Raptor Presentation: $150

  • Scavenger Hunt - $25

  • X-Large Bubble Experience - $125

  • Craft per party goer - $3.50

  • Extra Hour to Party? - $50

  • 5 6ft tables Table and 25 Chairs (6ft rectangular tables - 72 inches length x 30 inches width x 29 inches height)

  • ADD ON to any party: Birthday Helper: Set-up and tear down including decorations. Assists throughout entire party - $75

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! 

Now including complimentary invites with birthday rentals!

Macaw 4 up Birthday Invite Template

Macaw Single Page Birthday Invite Template

Pig 4 up Birthday Invite Template

Pig Single Page Birthday Invite Template

Slither 4 up Birthday Invite Template

Slither Single Page Birthday Invite Template

Sketch Drawing 4 up Birthday Invite Template

Sketch Drawing Single Page Birthday Invite Template

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

Available Times: 
  • Saturday: 

    • 11:00am start ​

    • 2:00pm start

  • Sunday: ​

    • 11:45pm start ​

    • 2:30pm start 

  • Based upon availability and other rental scheduling

Booking/Payment and Cancellation Policy: 
  • We can tentatively hold the date with no money down. If someone else were interested in the date, we would contact you and give you 24 hours to pay the full amount. 

  • Payment is required two weeks prior to your party. 

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

  • We do not have linens. We recommend bringing 4 or 5, you are welcome to more tables if you would like.

  • We are a no styrofoam zone. 

  • Confetti/Glitter is not permitted onsite. 

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

  • We have an arbor that can work to set up a pinata on the back patio.

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

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