Garvies Point Museum
Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

Birthday Parties

Don't forget to visit the museum's gift shop full of souvenirs, toys, fossils, rocks & minerals, and books for all ages. Further support the museum and join the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve! Membership information is available at The Friends Page and at the museum front desk.

"You'll dig them"

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 2 hours: 1-hour program & activities
  • 1-hour exclusive use of Outer Exhibit Hall: includes Woodland Village, inner & outer covered decks with beautiful views of our nature preserve with refreshments you provide.
  • Plus, 1/2 hour setup & 1/2 hour cleanup.
    Alcohol, balloons, & pinatas prohibited!
  • Price includes 15 children, no minimum. Birthday child free!
  • Up to 22 children max:
    Family-Plus Member: $10 each, non-member: $12 each additional child.
  • All adults & children under 3 free.
  • Personalized invitations & directions included if desired.
  • Optional add-ons: Additional time, $100/hr. Additional program, $200.

 

Our Museum Gift Shop has an excellent selection of items perfect for goody bags!

Purchase $3.50/bag minimum from shop and we will stuff and tie bags with ribbon at no charge. 15% Gift Shop Discount for current members!

Family-Plus Memberships: $75/ year includes free admission for 1 year including special events, 15% discount in Gift Shop, member pricing for birthday parties and Children's Summer Day Camps, and more!

NATURE PARTY THEMES

ABOUT BIRDS (Ages 5-12)
With binoculars in hand, children will explore our nature preserve in search of our favorite feathered friends! Customized coloring booklets available upon request.
BEACH EXPLORATION (Ages 5-12)
Explore the shoreline for snails, crabs, shells and more! Discover the life of the intertidal zone, use a hand lens, and how to use a simple key for the identification of sea creatures. Must be scheduled during low tide. Sneakers recommended!
I-SPY NATURE HUNT (Ages 5-12)
Explore the outdoors like never before! Children will partake in an outdoor I-SPY scavenger hunt and get up close and personal with the curiosities of the natural world!
INVESTIGATING INSECTS & SPIDERS (Ages 5-12)
Kids are born explorers! Discover the varied beetles, butterflies, spiders & more of our meadow & gardens! Children will get to use bug catchers & jars, magnifiers, insect ID sheets, and will learn proper use of an insect net! **Indoor Insect Discovery option available if inclement weather. Offered Spring-Fall.
POND PROWL (Ages 5-12)
Dip into the world of the pond! Children will investigate the community of life in one of the ponds on the preserve. They will learn the proper use of a dip net, magnifiers, and how to use a simple key for the identification of pond creatures. Sneakers recommended!
TRACK TREKKERS (Ages 5-12)
Step into the world of tracking! Look & learn familiar animal tracks, search for animal evidence, how they vary from snow, mud, sand, and create your own track cast!
All Nature Themes:
Non-member: $375 • Family-Plus Member: $325

DISCOVERY PARTY THEMES

DISCOVERING DINOSAURS (Ages 4-10)
Explore the world of dinosaurs! Learn about plant vs. meat eaters, teeth & claws, all about fossils & more! *Children will make and take home their own “fossil” using self-hardening clay. Personalized age-appropriate coloring booklet available upon request!
Non-member: $400 • Family-Plus Member: $350
EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICAN POTTERY (Ages 5-11)
Children will learn about Native American culture and partake in hands-on exploration of pottery and the making of pottery using traditional Native American methods. Children will make a pottery vessel to take home!
Non-member: $400 • Family-Plus Member: $350
ROCKS, MINERALS, GEMS & JEWELS (Ages 7-12)
Hands-on investigation of scientific tests for color of streak, luster, and hardness on variety of minerals. Discover fluorescence and double refraction! NEW! Mine & sift rocks and minerals from our Rock Discovery Table! Kids will receive Garvies Point Museum Gem Mining drawstring pouch to fill with their treasures to take home!
Non-member: $425 • Family-Plus Member: $375
TOOLS, GAMES & LEGENDS (Ages 6-11)
Children will discover and handle prehistoric tools and artifacts and use replicated tools to grind corn, drill holes in stone and make fire (smoke) using a fire drill. NEW! Children will learn and play authentic Native American games from across the country while enjoying traditional Native American legends!
Non-member: $375 • Family-Plus Member: $325

SIGN UP TODAY!

Parties available Saturdays - Closed Sundays
11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm

To schedule a birthday party, call 516-571-8010 or e-mail Veronica at vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov
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