Host your special day at the ELC
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.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES INCLUDE:
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.
(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!
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.
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
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
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
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