Children's Birthday Parties

At Cape Fear Botanical Garden, we are passionate about Connecting Children with Nature.

If you are looking for an amazing, educational, and unique experience for your child’s birthday party, the Garden is the natural choice. Fun and easy, too! Birthday parties in the Garden allow you to leave behind the stress of planning and picking up after a party. Our staff sets up, cleans up, and facilitates all of the activities- allowing you to simply show up and enjoy the celebration!

Multiple themes are available for ages 3-12. Our packages include party space, guided activities and crafts, gift bags, and admission to the Garden for all invited guests.

Party Themes

Little Naturalists

(ages 3-4) held year round
Fur, feathers and scales- oh my! We’ll talk about the difference between the different kinds of animals through stories, crafts and games- and even meet a live turtle!

Camouflage Critters

(ages 5-8) held year round
Learn how animals use camouflage in their habitats through games and crafts. Meet a live turtle! If the weather permits, we’ll go outside to see if we can spy any camouflaged animals in the Garden.


(ages 5-10) held April-October
Let’s get buggy! We’ll discuss the basics of insects and compare them to other “bugs.” Then grab our nets and bug jars as we explore the Garden for some 6-legged friends! An emphasis on butterflies can be selected for this theme.

Diggin' Dinos

(ages 5-8) held year round
Become a junior paleontologist during the dino-mite birthday! We’ll dig for dinos and other fossils, and make a dino craft to take home.

Pond Explorer

(ages 8-12) held April-October
What lives in the Garden pond? We’ll talk about our pond ecosystem and head outside to get muddy as we use nets to catch tadpoles and fish in the pond!

Reptiles & Amphibians

(ages 5-8) held year round
See the difference between reptiles and amphibians. Jump like a frog and make a reptilian craft- then meet a live turtle and snake!

See what people are saying!

Best birthday party ever!

“My daughter’s Reptiles and Amphibians 8th birthday party was the best one we have ever had and the best one we have ever attended!”


The Garden Staff was amazing!

“I was completely satisfied with the birthday program. It was absolutely delightful. The staff really made this a stress-free event for parents!”


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Please contact the Education Department to schedule your child’s birthday party. 

910.486.0221 X 43 

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Package Includes:
• Private party room
• 90 minute birthday party includes:
           • 45-60 minutes of guided activities and 30-45 minutes for cake/ snacks and gift opening
• Activities and crafts for 12 children to include the birthday child

• Two staff members for the duration of event

• Set up, clean up and all paper products
• Room decorations (decorations remain property of CFBG)
• Option to bring in cake and snacks (from approved list)
• Free parking
• Garden admission for all party guests

Party Times Available: Saturday & Sundays
• 10am-l l:30am (Saturday Only)
• 1pm-2:30pm 3:30-5pm

Happy Birthday!