Children's Birthday Parties

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the State of New Jersey is limiting the number of people who may gather indoors and outdoors. For the most up to date capacity restrictions, please go to https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/how-can-people-safely-get-together-what-are-the-limits-for-indoor-and-outdoor-gatherings.

Birthday parties are held year-round in the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Education Center at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and are a privilege of membership at the Family Level or above. Parties can be scheduled Monday-Friday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm or Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, depending on availability. See individual party package descriptions for ages, time, and maximum number of party guests. Please include any participating siblings when calculating the guest limits.

Each party begins with a brief introduction by a staff member, followed by the entertainment of your choice. A short hike will complete the program part of the party. The last half hour of the party is "free time" for cake and party food that you supply. The building is available to you one half-hour before your scheduled time slot for setup and decorating, and one half-hour afterwards for cleanup.

Please contact Linda Price, Environmental Educator, at l.price@reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information.

Arboretum Explorers (ages 6 and up)

Children will use one of our Explorer backpacks to look at the natural world one small square at a time. They will have an opportunity to examine insects up close, learn to identify birds with their binoculars, and go on a Nature Quest in search of some of the Arboretum's little treasures!
Cost: $285 
Time: 2 hours
Limit: 15 children

Paint-a-Pot (ages 4 and 5 OR ages 6 and up)
At this art and planting party, each guest will decorate a terra-cotta pot that they will fill with a beautiful flowering plant. The children will take home their "masterpieces" as a lasting memory of a wonderful experience.
Ages 4 and 5
Cost: $260 
Time: 1.5 hours
Limit: 15 children 

Ages 6 and up
Cost: $285
Time: 2 hours
Limit: 15 children 

Terrific Terrariums (ages 6 and up)
Guests at this party will learn about the water cycle and how plants grow as they construct their own "mini greenhouses" to take home after the party.
Cost: $285 
Time: 2 hours
Limit: 15 children

For Animal Lovers...
If your child is an animal lover, you may choose to have a live animal presenter for your entertainment. Choose Snakes-n-Scales & Turtle Tales for reptiles and amphibians, or Wallaby Tales for mammals. We provide the contact information and you book and pay for the arrangements directly with the presenter. 
Cost: $185 to Reeves-Reed Arboretum plus cost of presenter
Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
Limit: 20 children

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