Let's Celebrate! Bring your own Decorations and Cake! Birthday Packages may be purchased by members at Family Level or Higher. Family Member and Above, take 20% OFF!

Book your onsite party today – and $19 of the total cost will be donated to your school PTA of choice, to assist with the fundraising efforts due to COVID-19 closures.  

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

  • All packages include:

    • Room Rental​

    • Table and Chairs

    • 15 children

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

1. Let's Party! Package ($100)*
  • 1.5 hour rental in the Great Room

  • Up to 15 children

  • Tables and Chairs

  • TV available (movies not included)

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

  • Animal Interactions

    • approximately 30 minutes​

3. Oh Macaw! It's a Party! 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

  • Craft options are:

  • Lagoon Scavenger Hunt (approximately 20 minutes​)

  • Extra Half Hour to Party!

4. Bugs & Bubbles Birthday Party ($350)*
  • 2 hour room rental, Great Room

  • 15 children

  • Tables & Chairs

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

  • 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 ($425)*
  • 2 hour room rental, Great Room

  • 15 children

  • Tables & Chairs

  • 1 hour Live Raptor Presentation provided by The Raptor Institute

  • Owl Pellet Dissection (approximately 20 minutes​)

  • Celebratory Birthday Photo, with frame, with The Raptor Institute

6. Piper's Piggy Party ($300/450)*
  • $300 Friday Afternoons / $450 Weekend

  • 2 hour room rental, Great Room

  • Up to 15 kids

  • Tables and Chairs

  • 30 minute play and feeding time with Piper the Pig, guided by Director of Education Cierra Russo (Piper's mom)

  • 20 Animal interactions with Piper's Friends

  • Piper the Pig craft

  • Frame with child's photo with Piper

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

  • Animal Interactions - $75

  • Live Raptor Presentation: $300

  • Scavenger Hunt - $25

  • X-Large Bubble Experience - $125

  • Craft per party goer - $3.50

  • Extra Hour to Party? - $50

  • Tables and Chairs - $45

  • 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: or call (760) 804-1969

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


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