Birthday Parties

Please note: Birthday Parties are currently on hold until further Notice.

Celebrate with us

Our birthday parties are naturally fun!
 Choose one of our party themes to celebrate your special day at the Prairieview Education Center. Our 2-hour party includes one hour of staff-guided activities and one hour use of the party room on your own. Parties can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The Nocturnal Critters party is available on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Parties are booked no more than 60 days in advance. Outdoor activities are weather dependent and may be replaced with alternative indoor activities.   

Call (815) 479-5779 to book your party. Download additional information here.

Prices below are for up to 10 children. Additional children are $10 each up to a maximum of 15 children including the birthday child and his or her siblings. A $50 deposit is also required.

$140 McHenry County Residents
$180 Non-residents

Party Themes
Nature Detectives | Ages 4-7 and 8-12 
There’s so much to explore as kids take part in a scavenger hunt and earn a Nature Detective badge.

Get Your Game On | Ages 4-7 and 8-12 
Play party games all with nature-themed twists.

Letterboxing | Ages 4-7
Simple clues lead to our special birthday letterboxes. This is a great introduction to Geocaching and just as much fun! (Not available in winter.)

Geocaching | Ages 8-12
Use GPS coordinates to find our birthday caches in this popular treasure hunt adventure. (Not available in winter.)

Let it Snow | Ages 4-7 and 8-12
Bundle up in your snow suits and boots for a party in a winter wonderland. Activities may include tracking, fort building, snow painting, and other fun, snowy adventures. 

Nocturnal Critters | Ages 8-12
Head outdoors for a night hike to discover the critters that are active at night. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of nature at night. We’ll end the hike around a warm, crackling campfire.