Do the little ones in your life love nature?
Do they want to be outside more than inside?
Looking for a new and special way to celebrate their birthday?
Book a party with us! Your party will include:
* 90 minutes of programing with one of our naturalists for your child and 14 of their friends. For groups larger than 15 people please contact one of our staff to discuss. Maximum number of guests is 40 people.  
* Five hours usage of FHNC building and grounds
* The use of 8 six foot folding tables, 40 folding chairs and full kitchen
(Not included - decorations, food, cake, set up or tear down)
Fee - $325 for members and $375 for nonmembers (this includes our base 1 year family membership)  
If there is another nature topic that your child is interested in please don't hesitate to ask to see if it is possible!  

Dinosaurs! (ages 5-8)

Be ready to get dirty, explore and become an amateur paleontologist! We will explore the fossil pit using tools and techniques that real dinosaur hunters use! You will be looking for dinosaur eggs, fossils, shells and a few other things that you can take home. There will be real fossils for you to touch and examine. We can take a hike to look for both microscopic and a very big thing that are related to the dinosaurs - they currently call FHNC home! 

Fairies! (ages 5-8)

We have a very special and fun party for every fairy at heart. Dressing up like your favorite fairy is encouraged! We will start with some stories of fairies and how you can look for them in nature. They often need a place to live, so we will head to the enchanted pine forest to build lots of fairy houses using all natural materials. We will investigate other things on the hike to and from the forest that are importnat to the fairies and helps to make them magical. We will also build some houses that each participant can take home to encourage the fairies to visit them in their own yard! Crafts, games and magic wands - a fun party for those wishing to believe. 

Fishing (ages 5 and up)

Join us for a fun party at a private lake in Sewickley stocked with Blue Gill, Bass, Carp and Sunfish. We provide all of the equipment and bait - all you have to do is show up and have fun! We will start at Fern Hollow and then carpool to the nearby lake. You can return to Fern Hollow for gifts, cake and some outdoor time.  (The date and time will also be dependent on the personal lake schedule.)



Archery (ages 8 and up)

Join us at FHNC to learn the rules, test your form and be an archer for the day! We will shoot some arrows and play some archery games in a safe and confined environment. (Due to equipment availability this party is limited to 15 archers.)

Bugs (ages 5 and up)

Do you have a child who is fascinated by bugs? If so a bug party is an ideal way to celebrate your budding entomologist’s special day. Your child and their friends will learn all about the world of insects. We will explore some insect habitats outside and get an up close look at some live bugs. We will also play some games and maybe even sing some buggy songs! And don’t forget to let us know if your child has a favorite insect so we can make sure to include it for their special day.


Night Owls (ages 7 and up) 

Bring your friends and come cozy up around a campfire to celebrate your special day! We will toast up some s’mores and learn all about the creatures of the night. We will also step away from the fire for a bit to let our night vision kick in and then go for a night hike to look and listen for some of our nocturnal friends.



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1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, PO Box 8, Sewickley, PA 15143 Office – 412.741.6136 Education Staff – 412.741.7536