Birthday Parties

Host your special day at the ELC

Party Time!

Host a party you will never forget!


Celebrate at the Environmental Learning Center for a

fun-filled experience out in nature.  Parties and activities available for all ages!  We will work with you to create a special day for that special person in your life.

Ready to Book?


Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or

call (772) 589-5050 ext. 101 for more information.

  • 2.5 hours of space rental

    • $275 for outdoor use of campus and picnic tables

    • $375 for indoor use of campus plus Lagoon Room

  • Up to 25 people ($3 per person for each additional person after 25)

  • An ELC nature guide to lead your activities

  • Two 45 minute activities from our menu below - additional activities $50 each

Activities For All Ages

Guided Campus Exploration

Party Guests will explore the ELC campus with a guide to hunt for our resident critters and plants, then visit our 160 gallon touch tank to meet the creatures that live in the lagoon. Includes: Scavenger Hunt, Nature Walk, Touch Tank Experience, Live Fish Feeding​

Pond Dip Netting

(ages 4 and up, weather permitting)

Party guests will need to wear their water shoes to wade into our pond and catch the fish and critters that call it home.  This catch and release experience gives everyone an up close look at what lives in the water and how they got there.

Seine Netting

(ages 7 and up, weather permitting)

Party guests should prepare to get wet as we wade into the lagoon and use seine nets to collect different marine life.  This collection method is used by real scientists to observe and track biodiversity.  Your guests will experience the thrill of uncovering what lives in the water column!

Nature Crafts

Explorers will get inspired by local plants and animals and participate in a nature craft that they can take home.  If possible, craft will be designed around child’s interest.


In this activity, party guests will enjoy searching for the most biodiverse areas of campus using a 1’ PVC cube to observe life in all its forms.  The Biocube is part of a Smithsonian citizen science project taking place around the world to track and compare biodiversity in different regions.

Night Hike

Experience the creatures of the night that live on the ELC campus.  This guided hike, led by an ELC naturalist, will take guests on the boardwalk trails and to the lagoon to see what lives in the dark.  Bats, bugs, and bioluminescent worms are just some things we might discover!

Camp Fire & S'mores

The perfect way to end the day! Enjoy a campfire made and maintained by our staff around our fire pit.  S'mores materials are included.  

Can't choose just 2 activities?  Add on more for $50 per additional activity.

Extra Special Additions

Canoe Excursion

This trip (weather permitting) will take the party guests through our mangrove tunnels and out into the lagoon. (min. age of 6 yrs. required).

$10.00 per person extra

Private Pontoon

Take your party out on the water with a 2 hour trip on the ELC Pontoon boat.  Enjoy a guided tour of Pelican Island and local nature.


$300 for a group of up to 8

Slumber Party

This all-night rental includes access to our Lagoon Room, bathrooms, and showers.   Bring your own sleeping bags and gear.  


$100 add on to a standard package 

Fill In Your Info to Request a Party!


For questions contact 772-589-5050 or


ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. 


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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.


Phone: (772) 589-5050

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