Birthday Parties

Host your nature-themed birthday party at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center where kids and adults can experience animals and nature up close!

One of the most unique birthday parties around! 


$150 for rental of our Cedar Elm room or picnic tables in Nature Play*.  Includes tables and chairs for up to 25 people.

Must choose from one of the following time slots.  3-hour time slot includes set-up and breakdown.  


Summer (June-July)

(open Mon-Sun)

School Year (August-May)

(open Tue-Sun, closed Monday)

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Available every day Available Saturday-Sunday
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Available every day

Available Tuesday-Sunday

* When reserving indoors, the party has exclusive use of the Cedar Elm classroom and will have the same access to Nature Play and the hiking trails as the general public.  When reserving Nature Play, a section of picnic tables will be reserved.  The party will have the same access to the Nature Play area and hiking trails as the general public.  The party will not have access to the classroom. 

Add a Program

Add one or more of the following programs to make your party truly special!

Turtle Time (approx. 30 minutes) – $75 
Snake Spectacular (approx. 30 minutes) – $75
Nature Craft (approx. 30 minutes) – $50
Guided Hike-Lower Trail (approx. 30-45 minutes) – $50
Party with a Purpose (choose from below) – $75 
   - Adopt-An-Animal - meet the animal you adopt (approx. 30 minutes)
   - Conservation Work - native species planting, trail maintenance, etc. (time varies)


  • 25 person limit
  • You provide all food, drinks, ice, cakes, paper products, etc.  The Center provides only the contracted space and added program(s).
  • All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability of staff and facilities.
  • Full payment is required at the time of reservation. 
  • You may cancel or change a reservation up to seven days before the party. After that time, the payment is non-refundable.
  • All facility rental policies apply and a rental agreement must be signed.
  • Because our focus is on conversation of our unique ecosystem, we have restrictions on decorations and use of our outdoor areas:  no pinatas, no balloons, no fires or open flames of any kind, no grills, no decorations may be hung from trees or in bushes or plants, no confetti or similar products, no wheeled vehicles (big wheels, tricycles, bikes, etc.), no motorized toys (remote control cars, etc.), no drones.  This list is not all inclusive.  
  • Indoor decorations may not be attached to walls or ceiling:  no pins, tacks, tape or other adhesives.  No holes permitted in walls.
  • The Center reserves the right to restrict or prohibit use of any item that, in its sole discretion, may threaten preservation of the reserve, wildlife that inhabits it, or may damage our facility.

Contact us for reservations and availability at 469-526-1980 or

For events that do not fit the limitations of our Birthday Party rates (time slot, guest limit, etc.), please visit our Facility Rentals page.

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