Birthday Parties

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.