Groups & Parties

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Looking for a new and entertaining way to celebrate your child's birthday? Why not have it at the Lake View Nature Center? Please fill out a Birthday Party Request Form to start your reservation process.

Birthday Party Reservation Information:

  • Fees: $150 Resident/$175 Non-resident (up to 15 children)
  • Parties must be booked a minimum of three (3) weeks in advance.
  • All parties must be paid in full to reserve date/time.
  • Add-ons must be arranged at the time of booking. 
  • Cancellations must be made at least two (2) weeks prior to reservation date to receive a refund. 
  • Parties are two (2) hours long. Base package allows for one hour of a staff led program around the theme of your choice and one hour use of the Nature Center.
  • All food and drink must be kept in the kitchen/classroom area.
  • Renter is responsible for food/decorations (no refrigerator/freezer available). 
  • Groups must provide a minimum of one (1) chaperone for every ten (10) children.
  • Fishing programs are a minimum of one (1) chaperone for every five (5) children.
  • All children involved in a fishing program must be at least 7 years of age.
  • All adult attendees are free.
  • Additional children: If you party has more than 15 children, ask us about different rental options. 
  • See our Birthday Party Request form to reserve your party.
  • Any questions? Email Laura Saletta at


  • Extended 1-hour use of the Nature Center facility (includes 30 minutes of additional staff led activity): $100
  • 30-minute campfire with S’mores (ingredients provided): $75


Interact with our live turtles and snakes. Learn about reptile habits and behaviors and take home a reptile themed craft.

Flappy Bird Day!
Learn about various kinds of birds (including our adorable Nature Center resident quails), go on a birdwatching hike, and make a bird themed craft.

Animal Superheroes
Have fun interacting with a bunch of the Nature Center animal residents, while learning about their natural "superpowers". Create your own superhero persona and make a superhero cape or mask to take home. 

Fishing Fun (available May 1-October 15)
Available for age 7 and older. Learn to bait a hook, cast, and fish safely in our stocked lake.

Small Group Outings

The Lake View Nature Center is offering a new small group outing. These outings are perfect for families, community groups, learning pods and many more. Groups can enjoy a one-hour field trip priced for their small group size. Your group of up to 15 people is welcome at the Nature Center. Choose from two great themed options: 

Meet our Live Animals
The Nature Center is home to many local (and a few exotic) species of animals. Interact with a variety of critters like snakes, turtles, amphibians, and bugs (you'll even get to pet a few of them!). Learn about how we care for our critters at the Nature Center and discover the role they play in their native habitats. Your group will gain a greater appreciation for the wildlife around them after meeting so many of our captivating animal residents.

Discover our Natural Collections
Investigation of our natural specimens like furs, skulls, mounted animals, fossils, and geological collection is a great way to discover more about local nature. This program provides your group an opportunity for hands-on exploration of unique natural artifacts, while we help them make connections to the world right outside.

Both programs are 60 minutes each. 

  • Up to 5 attendees: $30
  • Up to 10 attendees: $60
  • Up to 15 attendees: $90

To reserve your date and time, or for more information email Please make arrangements for your visit at least two weeks in advance.