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Brookside Nature Center
Wheaton Regional Park
1400 Glenallen Ave.
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Directions and Map
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to host your child’s birthday party at Wheaton Regional Park’s Brookside Nature Center. It’s natural! A fee of $225, payable in advance, includes the room rental and a program for up to 20 children. Call 301-962-1480 to make your reservation today!
Our Birthday flyer has party information on all four Montgomery Parks nature centers.
Our goal is to provide a program that is seasonal and interesting to the birthday child. Sample parties we have presented include:
Where do animals go and what do they do during the cold, winter months?
Fungus, Bacteria, Invertebrates – the F.B.I. this is an investigation program into decomposition.
Offered all year, this program focuses on the ways Native Americans of the eastern woodlands used the plants and animals in their culture and traditions.
Celebrate your big day around the campfire! Roast marshmallows by the fire, then enjoy a nature walk with one of our naturalists. Offered year round.
Meet some of our resident creatures and search outside for slimy and scaly friends. Offered year-round. Ages 4-10
I spy something that can fly! Children will hunt for bats, birds, or butterflies and learn all about creatures that fly. Offered year-round. Ages 4-10
Where would a fairy be without a toadstool to hide from rain? Fungi and small creatures abound in the woods and this is a fun way to understand their important role.Offered year-round. Ages 4-10
Be a C.S.I. and learn how to identify skulls, tracks, and signs to help solve mysteries taking place in the woods and at the pond near the nature center. Offered year-round Ages 6-12
Learn how to tap trees, collect sap and make maple syrup in this very sweet adventure. We’ll see the process from beginning to end and enjoy a taste of syrup too! Offered January- February. Ages 4+
Visit a real 1870’s homestead cabin and learn about the way children might have celebrated a birthday through work and play. Offered year-round. Ages 4-10
This springtime program includes a tadpole hunt.
While not everyone can be a Monarch, this late summer/early fall party is about monarch butterflies and all princes and princesses can learn about this fascinating insect.
Do you have an idea? We will be happy to work with you to make your party memorable