Birthday Parties

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 special day? 

Your party includes:

  • 60 - 90 minutes of programming 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.
  • Depending on the selected theme, activities may include trail exploration, stories, animal encounters and/or an art project.
  • Five hours usage and rental of FHNC nature center and grounds.  Includes time for set-up and clean-up by renter. 
  • 6-6’ tables, 40 folding chairs, full kitchen.

Not included with your party:

  • Decorations
  • Food and drink


  • $300 for FHNC Members
  • $350 for Nonmembers (this fee also includes  a family membership)

For more information or to schedule your party please contact the Nature Center at 412-741-6136 or email


What is your favorite dinosaur? 

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 even a few things that you can take home! We will also make some of our very own fossils! During your party you may also find giant dinosaur tracks that you can follow! There will also be a craft and other dinosaur related games to play. Discover what type of living thing we have at the Nature Center that was here when the dinosaurs were alive! 90 minute program, 4-7 year olds (max 15 children) 


Have a fairy princess in your family? 

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 important to the fairies and helps to make them magical. We will also build some houses that each participant can take to encourage the fairies to come to their house! Crafts, games and magic wands – a fun party for those wishing to believe. 90 minute program, 4-7 year olds (max 15 children) 

Outdoor Classroom 

Join us for some fun time in our Outdoor Classroom (the first certified in the state of PA!). We will have time to explore, hike, build, experiment and PLAY! We will set up the space with our giant xylophone and fossil pit. Climb through the tunnel to play the pebble harp and build a lean to. Head to the garden and play some angry birds and try out the hand powered water pump. There will be a craft to take home and you may even get to try making some giant bubbles! 90 minute program, ages 5-7 (max 15 children)