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Ages 2-15

Nature Party Activities: Choose from the fun themes listed below (all include active games, hands on activities, art, live animals and more!)

2 hour Party includes:

One hour Nature Program
One Hour Party Time (Staff available to help during this time)

Cost: $125 for 10 children ($5.00 dollars for each additional child)

To schedule a party fill out this form.


You can choose to be no waste and uses Nature Center dishes
Bring your own fun plates and decorations

Donation Parties
We can help you choose a place to collect donations instead of presents. Some Options:

Local Reptile rescue
Wildlife rehabilitation
Food bank donations
World Wildlife Federation donations

Special Art Projects – Cost $1 or more pre child (noted in party list)

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Butterflies and Bees Ages 5-8
Butterfly Insect anatomytiger swallowtail
Story: Butterfly ABCs
Pollination game
Bee dance
Butterfly and bee Metamorphosis
Decorate paper wings to make an elastic bracelet

Creepy Crawlers Ages 2-15
Insect Anatomy or Insect mouth adaptations activity
Hold live walking stick insects
Move like a creepy crawler relay race  or races insects
Invent an insect art project
Optional extension: Net for aquatic insects at the river
View and hold different creepy crawlers
Story: Ugh A Bug or Somewhere In the Gard

newtSlither and Slime Ages 4-15
Hands on Exploration of Amphibians and Reptiles (Live Newts, Frog, and turtle)
Amphibians and Reptiles grab relay race
Life cycle line up game
Make slime or make a wooden snake (additional $1per child cost)
Bullfrog Mask (free art option)
Bullfrog obstacle

Feathered Friends Ages 2-12
Can adapt activities to learn about a special group of birds (Owls, Geese, Eagles, ect)
Beak adaptations activityscreech owl
Local bird bingo
Story: Flute’s Journey
Migration game
Move like a bird
Feather art

Mysteries Of the Forest Ages 2-8
Leaf rubbings
Native plant bingo
Photosynthesis tag
Web of life – plants in the oak forest ecosystem
Make a birthday “tree ring’ cross-section with events from your life
Plant resource needs game

sword fernAges 8-15 – Hike or Plant Identification Activities

 Forest Fun Ages 6-11
Tree seasons art project
Preparing for winter gathering game
Oak forest food web tag
Dress like a mushroom

Going Batty Ages 6-15brown bat
Make bat masks
Echolocation game
Bat Anatomy (How a bat compares to me)
Story: Bat Loves The Night



h2oWater Wonders Ages 6-12
Stream table – building a river
Watershed pollution demonstration (loan from City of Corvallis Stormwater Runoff program, subject to availability)
Salmon migration obstacle course
Travel through the water cycle – giant dice game & make a beaded bracelet to
record your journey

Additional topics in development include:

Mammal Mania, The Salamander Room, The Lorax, Pollywogs & Frogs, Rainforests, Snakes, Reptiles pets and more!

Call 541.758.6198 or email

To Schedule a Party, fill out the form below.

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Avery House Nature Center is a program of the Corvallis Environmental Center. Hooray!