Kids’ Birthday Parties

Let us create a celebration that your guests will rave about for years to come! Set within private venues across our 250 acres, Garden birthday parties are fun, educational, and can be customized for a unique event. From scavenger hunts to nature walks, to hands-on gardening activities, we offer a wide range of themed parties perfect for your child’s big day.

What's Included

Parties last two hours and take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday dates may be available upon request.

Birthday party packages at The New York Botanical Garden include:

  • Private event space
  • Garden Instructor to lead hands-on activities
  • Party Coordinator to oversee entire event
  • Decorative paper goods and party materials
  • Organic juice boxes, bottled water, and pizza
  • All-Garden Pass admission for 20 event attendees, which includes access to special exhibitions, narrated Garden Tram Tour, and all outdoor gardens and collections
  • 50% off parking for all guests

Reservations & Pricing

Packages begin at $1,500. Additional guests can be added for $30 per person. A 50% deposit is required upon booking; the remaining balance is due no later than two weeks prior to the event date.

We recommend scheduling your event at least one month in advance as availability is limited.

Request Your Party

Festivities are hosted year-round in three exclusive locations:

  1. Make your party an adventure at the Children’s Adventure Garden! Party goers will enjoy navigating their way through a world of mazes, larger-than-life flowers, and garden trails as they explore the wonders of science and nature. Nestled on a hilltop is your private party hideaway, Adventure Point, where everyone participates in a craft activity and pots up a plant to take home.

    Available weekends during spring, summer, and fall.


  2. Explore the biodiversity of tropical plants while hiking through the Conservatory’s rainforest galleries. Guests will participate in a scavenger hunt and then meet back in the private GreenSchool to share their findings. Kids create their own personal rainstick and pot up a tropical plant to take home.

    During the Holiday Train Show® (November–January), your guests can skip the lines and be taken on a walkthrough of the annual winter tradition. With a garden instructor leading the way, kids can gaze upon the locomotives zooming along tracks and across bridges. Next, the group zigzaggs through the wild rain forest where to explore the biodiversity of plants as they hike through the layers of the tropics. Fun and educational seasonal festivities takes place in the private Conservatory GreenSchool.

    Available weekends during winter.

  3. During these unique, hands-on birthday party experiences at our state-of-the-art Edible Academy, kids hone their gardening skills as they dig, plant, water, and harvest. Seasonal enrichment activities round out the garden celebration. Plus, everyone will enjoy a private tram tour to and from the Edible Academy!

    Available Sundays during spring, summer, and fall.