Birthday Parties at the Nature Center!

Included In Your Party

  • A guided hike or other nature activity.
  • A special gift for the guest of honor.
  • Party bags for each child.
  • Time for you to have your own activities and enjoy refreshments.

Planning Your Party

  • Reserve a date and time, at least two weeks
    in advance, by contacting the Nature
  • Pick a theme (see below).
  • Invite guests.
  • Bring cake or other refreshments.
  • Have adult supervison for the hike and activity.
  • No balloons or styrofoam please.


Reptiles Rock!
Snakes can slither and shed their skins. Turtles tote a shell that is part of their skeleton. We’ll discover lots more neat things about reptiles as we meet them up close and hike to where they might live.

Amazing Birds
They fly. They sing. They have beautiful colors. Their beaks and feet tell a story about how they live. We’ll see how many birds we can see and hear as we hike.

Marvelous Mammals
Some have horns. Some have antlers. Some have tracks that look almost human. Some dig holes. We’ll hike to find signs of the mammals that live around us and visit our bison, deer and elk.

Nature’s Scavenger Hunt
What did I find? What animal is it from? What story does it tell? We’ll hide some special things for children to find and reveal all sorts of interesting things about their discoveries.

Grow in the Garden
(offered spring to mid-summer)
We’ll investigate the wonderful smells of herbs; touch plants that are rough, smooth, or hairy; and introduce ourselves to plants that have animal names.

Insect Investigations
(offered late summer and fall)
They are the most numerous critters on earth. They hop and fly, buzz and whine, live above ground and below. We’ll see how many we can find as we hike around the Nature Center while observing their interesting lives.

Available Times

  • Saturdays: 10 am – noon
  • Saturdays: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Sundays: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

$125 for up to 10 children and 5 adults and $8.50 each additional child.

Call 402-441-7895 for reservations at least two weeks in advance.

Our Mission

The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.


Monday - Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission
Suggested Donations: $3/person, $5/family, or $10/group


3201 S Coddington Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68522

(402) 441-7895


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