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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council


























































Birthday Parties

All parties are priced based upon 10 participants.
 

 

IN OUR JAM KITCHEN

Jam Making Parties for ages 6 to Adult.
$200 members   $220 non-members
(Additional pot $40) (2 hours in Kitchen)
Offered daily mid-December, January and February.
Evenings and weekends year round.
Cooks work in pairs to create a pot of jam to take home.  Pot yields average 4 to 6 8-ounce jars. Call for current seasonal choices.)  Chaperones required - 1 adult to  2 children aged 6-10. 
 

Candy Making Parties for ages 6 to Adult. 
$200 members   $220 non-members
(Additional cook $18) (1 hour in Kitchen)

Not offered  mid June through August. 

Work in small groups to create 3 different and delicious low-heat candies. Choose from a list of 6 choices. Chaperones required - 1 adult to 2 children aged 6-10. 

**All participants in the kitchen must be at least 6 years of age per liability restrictions.

 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
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INSIDE  THE  NATURE  CENTER 

ARTY Party 

$160 members $180 nonmembers
(Additional child $16) (1 hour) Ages 6 and up.
Offered year round.

 A great party for crafty kids. Choose from two different and exciting themes: Animal Crafts or Seashore Crafts. Everyone gets to take home what they create.  Crafts selected by our staff to suit the age and number of participants.  

Dino-mania!       

$120 members  $140 non-members
(Additional child $12) (1 hour) Ages 4 and up.
Offered year round.

Explore the world of dinosaurs through hands-on activities. Look at incredible fossils and create an imprint fossil to take home.  Examine different types of dinosaurs using amazing replicas.  Explode a homemade volcano!   

Hogwart’s Potions Class 

$160 members $180 non-members
(Additional child $16) (1 hour)  Ages 6 and up.
Offered year round.

Come to Potions Class and create incredible mixtures with amazing abilities from unusual ingredients inspired by the Harry Potter book series. 

Live Animal STORY TIME

$120 members $140 non-members
(Additional child $12) (1 hour)  Ages 3 and up.
Offered year round. 

Our staff teacher/naturalists engage children with a lively Burgess animal story and everyone gets to meet and interact with live critters related to the story. Optional outdoor explore available.

Mad Scientists!

$160 members $180 non-members
(Additional child $16) (1 hour)  Ages 6 and up. 
Offered year round.

Have fun creating bouncy, rubbery SLIME and amazing spreading Oobleck.  Discover which water-based marker wrote the secret note as you explore Water Chromatography. Examine a milky rainbow while exploring Surface Tension.  

WILD about Animals

$120 members $140 non-members
(Additional child $12)(1 hour)  Ages 3 and up.
Offered year round.  

Birthday child selects the sequence of our live critters that come out for a fun meet and greet with the party participants.  Choose from turtles, snakes, rabbits,  frogs and guinea pig. Optional outdoor explore available. 

OUT  IN  NATURE

FAIRY Houses       

$120 members  $140 non-members
(Additional child $12) (1 hour) Ages 3 and up.
Offered year round.  

Listen to a reading of Tracy Kane’s Fairy House book for mood setting and instruction.  Children then select from bark, twigs, shells, pine cones and other bits from nature to create a house along our Fairy Hill Trail.   

SAFARI 

$120 members $140 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 Adventure 

$170 members $190 non-members
(Additional child $17) a 12 child maximum for boat) (1.5 hours) Ages 4 and up.  Offered May 15 - Oct. 15.  

Explore out on the Smiling Pool for turtles and frogs to capture, examine and release.  One adult from the party group must accompany our staff in boat.   

PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME            

$180 members $200 non-members
(Additional child $18—a 12 child maximum for boat) (1.5 hours) Ages 6 and up.  Offered Mid May - October.

Learn about Pirate life and hunt for buried treasure aboard the Black Mussel.  Each child receives pirate booty to take home. One adult from the party group must accompany our staff in boat.

Note: Program hours do not include "party" time


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, 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
Sandwich Pizza
144 Route 6A (508-888-5104)
Lelli's Pizza
3 Merchant Road, Unit 7, (508-833-7322)
Two Brother's Pizza
331 Cotuit Rd (508-888-4555)
Domino's
280 Route 130 (508-888-7757)
Sweet Tomatoes
95 Route 6A (508-888-5979)
Surf's Up Pizza and Seafood
289 Cotuit Rd (508)8885944
(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