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The Thornton Burgess Society
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Birthday Parties

All parties are priced based upon 10 participants.
 

 

IN OUR JAM KITCHEN

Candy Making Parties for ages 6 to Adult. 
$220 members   $240 non-members for up to 9 children ages 6 and up
(Additional cook $20) (1.5 hour in our Kitchen)

Not offered 
in summer months
 

Children work in groups of 3 per station in our historic Jam Kitchen to create 3 different and delicious low-heat candies from a list of 6 choices. Bags for treats provided.
Adult helpers required for children ages 6-10yrs. 
Ratio 1 adult per every 3 children.

AGE RESTRICTION FOR KITCHEN PARTIES 
Only 6 years of age and older in kitchen please.
 

 Create 3 different types of candy from 6 choices.   Candy Choices

All candy recipes are low heat and nut free. Let us know if there are food allergy concerns. Candy recipes are nut free. Check with instructor for candy choices.

Text Box: INSIDE THE CENTER
Text Box: INSIDE THE CENTER
Text Box: INSIDE THE CENTER

INSIDE  THE  NATURE  CENTER 

ANIMALS & ART Party 

$180 members $200 nonmembers
(Additional child $16) (1 hour) Ages 5 and up.
Offered year round.

This fun party includes a visit with live animals and guided creation of 2 to 3 animal-themed crafts. Theme choices include All about Rabbits, Slithery Snakes or Totally Turtles. Crafts are selected by our staff to suit the age, ability and number of participants.

DINO-Days Party! 

$140 members  $160 non-members
(Additional child $14) (1 hour) Ages 4 and up.
Offered year round.

Explore the world of dinosaurs through amazing replicas, fantastic fossils and hands-on activities. Create an imprint fossil in clay, explode a “volcano” and stamp-paint a dinosaur scene

WIZARD'S POTION CLASS

$200 members $220 non-members
(Additional child $18) (1 hour)  Ages 6 and up.
Offered year round.

Calling all young wizards and wizards in training. A spell binding “Wizard-led” experience awaits where you will be instructed in the creation of several incredible and “magical” mixtures with amazing abilities from unusual ingredients. Design your own wand and take home most of what you conjure up.

 Tiny Tots Animal Party

$140 members $160 non-members
(Additional child $12) (1 hour)  Ages 2.5 to 5.
Offered year round. 

This party is designed to meet the needs of younger children where story leads to a live animal meet and greet and ends with a simple craft. Includes outdoor explore as weather and time allows.

 WILD about Animals Party

$140 members $160 non-members
(Additional child $12)(1 hour)  Ages 4 and up.
Offered year round.  

Birthday child selects and helps our staff collect each  animal for a fun meet and greet using the resident critters here in the Nature Center. Time is spent learning about each animal, watching them move and touching and/or holding as ok’d by our staff. Possible choices include turtles, snakes and rabbits.

Amazing Science Party

$200 members $220 non-members
(Additional child $18)
(1 hour)  Ages 6 and up. 
Offered year round.

Do you like to do experiments? Come have some incredible fun making your own substances which bounce and/or flow.  Also create a milky rainbow using dish soap and a volcano flowing from a cup.  

OUT  IN  NATURE

SAFARI  PARTY 

$140 members $160 non-members
(Additional child $12)
(1 hour)  Ages 3 and up.
Offered year round. 
 

Explore the Briar Patch Trail “Safari Style” in search of evidence of animal activity.  Trail is “spiked” with lots of artifacts to find.   Meet some of our resident live animals. Seasonal frog catching expedition.

 AT  THE  POND

CANOE-CATAMARAN Party

$180 members $200 non-members (additional child $18)
A 12 child maximum for boat)
(1.5 hours) Ages 4 and up. 
Offered
June 15 - September 15.  

A naturalist-led explore out on the Smiling Pool Pond.  Life jackets and nets provided. Children hunt for turtles and frogs to examine and release.  One adult from the party group must accompany our staff in boat. 

POND  LIFE  PARTY

$160 members  $180 non-members
(Additional child $16)
(1 hour) Ages 6 and up.
Offered
Mid-May to Mid-October.

Dragonflies and Damselflies. Oh My!  Explore along the pond shore, use nets to scoop out critters to view with magnifiers and microscopes. Look along the shore for frogs and turtles to catch, examine and release. 

  Printable Birthday Party Brochure  

You can print and mail the contract form with a
deposit to reserve your party.

Contract form pdf  (its a little slow to load)
Please fill it out, save it as PDF, then attach it to an email to
info@thorntonburgess.org  or
print and fax (508-888-1919) or mail.

On Line $25.00 Credit Card Deposit  DEPOSIT
NOTE:Please put the child's name in the Company line
Disregard the info about memorial donations - its a multi purpose shopping cart


Birthday parties are held at the Green Briar Nature Center,
6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich

We provide a 1 to 2 hour program with a Society naturalist.
Approximate time for program portion is listed by each party.
 

Parties are booked in 2 to 3-hour blocks.
Check each description for suitable ages.


All parties are priced based upon 10 participants.
Additional fees are charged for additional participants.


We require a non-refundable $25 deposit payable within
2 weeks of the party.


Use of a private room for 1 hour is provided.
You provide all the party-related items.

We have refrigerator or freezer space available for your use

NO Helium Balloons allowed

Sandwich Pizza Places
Domino’s
280 Route 130 (888-7757)
Pilo’s Pizza
8 Merchant’s Rd. #7 (833-7322)
Sandwich Pizza
144 Route 6A (888-5104)
Surf’s Up Pizza and Seafood
289 Cotuit Rd. 508-888-5944
Sweet Tomatoes
95 Route 6A (888-5979)
Two Brother’s Pizza
331 Cotuit Rd (888-4555)

(If we have omitted your favorite Sandwich
Pizza House please let us know.)

For further information or to reserve a party,
please call the Education Department at

(508)888-6870 Extension # 13
or email
 
mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

 

 

 

 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870