We are not currently booking birthday parties, but visit our Calendar for our full slate of programming for all ages.
- A 30 minutes naturalist-led program + 15 minutes in the Nature Center Exploration Hall to enjoy the live animals and exhibits. Covid safety precautions, including masks are required.
(Cave Hike and Fossil Hike do not include time in the Exploration Hall.)
- Use of the Pond Pavilion for cake and ice cream following the naturalist program.
You may arrive 15 minutes prior to the birthday time and stay 15 minutes after for set up and clean up.
- A maximum of 14 total people can attend the birthday party and must include 2 adults. (Total number is inclusive of family & siblings).
- Cancellation policy.
Call 507-328-3950 to book a birthday party!
9:30 – 11:00 AM
12:00 – 1:30 PM
2:30 – 4:00 PM
12:15 – 1:45 PM
3:00 – 4:30 PM
All programs are 30 minutes except where noted.
Ages 4 - 11
Outdoor Nature I Spy (Ages 4-6)
Birthday guests will be given a page of seasonally appropriate picture of natural items, plants, and animals. A Quarry Hill naturalist will lead guests on a hike to find the things pictured on the page. Nature items will not be gathered on this hunt, only observed and marked like a bingo card. Guests will spend 10-15 minutes in the indoor Exploration Hall enjoying the live animals and exhibits.
Wild Things (Ages 4-11)
The birthday child and guests will experience an up close encounter with your choice of 2 resident Quarry Hill animals. Opportunities to touch or hold the animal are offered to party guests. Naturalist led time also includes feeding the fish in the large aquarium.
Choose from: frog, salamander, toad, turtle, snake, cockroach, walking sticks. Guests will spend 10-15 minutes inside the Exploration Hall enjoying the live animals and exhibits.
Ages 6 - 11
Cave Hike (Ages 6-11) - Available April -October (45 minutes)
A Quarry Hill naturalist will guide an 8-10 minute hike to the cave. Participants will be introduced to a brief history of the cave, as well as an explanation of what life might be discovered inside. The naturalist will lead the participants through the cave as a group to explore select parts of the cave.
Sensational Snakes (Ages 6-11)
Slithering, scaly, and sensational are all good words to describe this reptile. Learn about what makes a snake so unique and get a chance to meet a couple of our resident hissy friends. Guests will spend 10-15 minutes inside the Exploration Hall enjoying the live animals and exhibits.
Totally Turtles (Ages 6-11)
Did you know that the number of scutes on a turtle shell is the same number of full moons in a year? Learn more about these reptiles and what makes them so unique. Guests will spend 10-15 minutes inside the Exploration Hall enjoying the live animals and exhibits.
Ages 7 - 11
Birds of Prey (Ages 7-11)
Find out what makes these birds (Eagles, Hawks, Owls, & Falcons) unique. Participants will get the chance to meet a live American Kestrel or an owl. Guests will spend 10-15 minutes in the indoor Exploration Hall enjoying the live animals and exhibits.
Ages 8 - 11
Quarry & Fossil Hike (Ages 8-11) (late Spring-Fall/45 minutes)
Take a hike into the past. After a 10-15 minute hike up to the Quarry, party guests will hunt for some of Quarry Hill’s prehistoric inhabitants. Kids should wear comfortable hiking shoes.