Celebrate Your Child’s Next Birthday at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Let your child choose their theme:
Our center is located in an Important Bird Area which means you can see many fine feathered-friends. Come and learn about birds from their special beaks and feet to the ways they communicate… then grab some binoculars to explore the exciting world of bird-watching. Finally, learn about what you can do when you leave to help birds thrive and survive in your own backyard!
Explore nature on the Whittier Peninsula in any season just minutes from the heart of downtown Columbus! Investigate what makes up nature, where can you find it, how do you observe it and how does it change throughout the year? We’ll make some predictions and then go exploring from the river overlook, through the forest and across our prairie and wetlands. Grab an adventure pack filled with all the things you’ll need to go exploring to see what we can find!
Think you have to be all grown up to make a difference in the world? No way! Join us on Operation Conservation! Come learn about conservation and how to live more lightly on our earth. We’ll explore soil, water, air and wildlife and learn about ways to conserve it when you leave so we can all enjoy the world for years to come. You’ll be a certified conservation hero when you leave!
Discover what it takes to make up a habitat and how to protect them. Then, head out to go on a habitat hunt on the Whittier Peninsula! How many habitats can you find just minutes from downtown Columbus? Are there any dangers lurking? Finally, you’ll learn all about ways to create your own backyard habitat when you return home!
Flutterby Butterfly (seasonal)
You’ll go through many changes as you grow, but come learn about all the changes a butterfly goes through before it gets its wings! Learn about its life-cycle, eat and drink like a butterfly and then go exploring with a net to find some flittering around the Whittier Peninsula.
Let’s Get Buggy (seasonal)
Learn about bugs and what makes them unique from the way they look to the ways they move! Which bugs help us, which bugs just downright bug us and which bugs amaze us? Learn about how a bug survives in this big world. Then, we’ll grab a net and hand lens and get buggy on a bug hunt!
All of our birthday themes include:
- 15 minute theme introduction using games, puzzles or read-alouds
- 1 to 1 ½ hours of inquiry-based learning from an Audubon educator, including read-alouds, hands on learning fun and outdoor exploration*
- 30-45 minutes for party time
* Don’t worry about the weather, we have ponchos for everyone in the event of a sprinkle or light rain. In the case of inclement weather, an alternate indoor activity will be planned that your guests can take home to inspire change in their own backyards!
- the birthday child age 4-12
- party guests*
- adult supervision
* Party prices include the birthday child and up to 15 participating guests (including siblings) – additional guests may be added up to 30 guests total for an additional fee of $10 per guest.
- private party room for 2 hours
- 1 ½ hours educational programming
- electronic party invitations
- party room with set-up/clean-up
- birthday cake & drinks*
- sustainable decorations & tableware*
- birthday child t-shirt & gift
- guest party favors
* Due to conservation efforts & safety regulations at GIAC, outside food & drink, decorations, balloons & candles are prohibited.
|Birthday Party Times:
||Birthday Party Cost:
10 am - noon
1pm - 3 pm
noon to 2 pm
3 pm to 5 pm
To schedule your party, please call:
Allison Roush, Educator
Grange Insurance Audubon Center