Birthday Parties

Are you looking for something different to do for your child's birthday party?  Come out to Fenner Nature Center and let the plants, animals, and a staff naturalist engage the children in a fun and educational program that is sure to please!

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Parties are 2 hours in length with a maximum of 15 children.

Fee: $100 includes two hours of basement rental, with a naturalist led program focused on your child's interests.

Program Topics:

  • Reptiles & Amphibians -  Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Find out with our naturalist through a live animal presentation. Explore the amazing adaptations of reptiles and amphibians that live right here in Lansing.

  • Nature's TreasuresNature is a special place that holds many treasures for plants, animals, and people. Join our naturalist in a treasure hunt on Fenner’s trails. Then, create your own treasure for other animal and people visitors to find.
  • Nature NavigatorsParty guests go on a short hike with a staff naturalist that is both fun and useful for getting children to think about their surroundings. Adults take a break from leading and a staff naturalist directs children to think about where they came from, where they are, and where they are headed. They will navigate a route on a trail map and tell the naturalist where to go in order to find landmarks and their way around the trails. The different ways in which animals navigate will also be discussed. This is an outdoor activity, please remind guests to dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor shoes.

To schedule a birthday party at Fenner, please call 517-483-4224.

Birthday Party Q&A

Do I need to cancel the party if there is rain/snow/extreme temperatures?

No! Although we do love to go outside for nature exploration and play, we want our birthday parties to be fun and safe. All of our birthday parties can be held entirely indoors if the weather is poor.

Can I come in early to set-up for my party?

Yes! We want you and your party guests to get the most out of your 2-hour party rental, so you may start setting up 30 minutes prior to your party. You may also have 30 minutes after the party to pack up.

May I invite more than 15 children to the party?

You may, however there is a fee of $4 per additional child. 

Can our birthday party go longer than 2 hours?

If you would like your birthday party rental to last longer than 2 hours, you may continue to rent the basement space at $50 for each additional hour. Any additional rental time will need to be reserved when you book your party.


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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email:

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