Party Information


2 and up


Saturday and Sunday (some after school and holidays available)


10 am – 12 noon or 1 - 3 pm (4 – 6 pm depending upon availabiliy)


$275.00 for up to 15 children
$14.00 for each additional child
maximum of 30 children
$30.00 second instructor fee (required for 20 or more children)

Food and Decorations:

You supply all food, cake, beverages, paper goods, decorations (suggested 5 tablecloths), and goody bags. You may arrive 30 minutes before the party to decorate the room and set up.

Please remember that APEC does not allow balloons, confetti, or soundmakers in the building, due to safety concerns for our animals. Please do not include balloons in your decorations or give-aways.

To The Supervisor at Alley Pond,

Good morning. My daughter’s 4th birthday party was held at Alley Pond Environmental Center this past February. I am writing now to thank all of you and especially the educators that co-lead the group. They were wonderful. All of your staff were so easy going yet guiding for us. No one seemed to get ruffled by the almost 20 4-year-olds running around. The patience they had was amazing. They kept the party moving yet were not rigid. The animal exposure was great.

The teachers explained everything so carefully and at the right level. The hike was wonderful, even given the record amounts of snow we had just the day before. How wonderful that the trail was plowed and shoveled; I never expected that. All in all we had a great experience, and all of my guests have been calling to compliment me on a wonderful party, so I wanted to pass along the thanks. It was a pleasure.


To the Staff at APEC,

I just wanted to thank you and your team for helping us to have a great birthday party today at APEC. [My son] and his friends had a great time making their slithering snake and seeing and touching the animals. [The instructor] that was assigned to our party was very warm, helpful, and courteous.

Thank you once again.



We had my daughter['s] 4th birthday party yesterday at APEC.  I wanted to let you know what a wonderful party it was!!!  All of our guests have been complimenting us and APEC on such a unique learning/party experience and how their children thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on opportunity with the animals.  One of the children at the party even said "Mommy...I'm not scared of bugs anymore....because the teacher said that they help the plants grow"!

[...]our party leader [...] did an AMAZING job!!!  She was friendly, helpful and welcoming to all of our guests.  She kept the pace of the party going yet was relaxed and organized.  She was in full control of the party (& children) at all times!  I really felt that [she] went out of her way to make our party extra special….like taking us all outside so the children could see and feed the large tortoises.  And [she] made my daughter [...] feel very special about being the “birthday girl”.  As a parent, I sincerely appreciate that!  Our party wouldn’t have been the success it was without [the instructor].  I am sure you already know she is an asset to your center!

[The maintenance staff] helped us set up and break down our party, he was wonderful also.  I have some great birthday pictures that I will be sure to forward on to you.

Please pass on our gratitude to [...] everyone that was involved with [my daughter]'s birthday party.  Thank you for a very enriching birthday experience that my daughter and all of our guests will certainly remember!

Kindest regards,

Make your child's birthday joyful and enriching!

APEC Birthday Parties

APEC's birthday parties are learning experiences which will be remembered for a lifetime. Your child and guests are given the opportunity to appreciate nature first hand. We look forward to helping you celebrate your child's special day!

Your child is the guide.They choose the craft from our wide selection prior to the party. On party daythe Birthday Child gets to choose the animals that will make a special guest appearance at the party. Program lasts about 1 ½ hours, followed by about ½ hour for refreshments and birthday cake.


Please view our Birthday Party Brochure for more details.

Click here to view our current craft choices.
(call to confirm; subject to change)

We are happy to tailor parties to accomodate children with special needs

Theme parties for Tweens

New This Year!

Designed for Ages 8 & up
Fee: $275 for up to 12 children (12 children maximum)

Spa Day Birthday

Treat your guests to a spa like experience inclusive of calming nature sounds, soothing aromatherapy and mini massage lesson. Guests will have fun creating and using all natural “spa”sentials to take home. Recipes included.


What’s in an owl pellet? Don a lab coat and immerse yourself in the world of dissection. Using common lab equipment guests will discover the snacks and facts about owl food.

Inquire about these themes and others at ext. 205