tanglewood nature center and museum

Party Like an Animal at Tanglewood! 

Birthday Parties Include

Two hours in the auditorium, lodge, or pavilion with tables and chairs. Our staff will provide a 20 minute educational program with three animals of your choice!

Booking Information

Membership must be active on the date of the party. Partial payment is required within 10 days of scheduling the party and the balance is due prior to the party date. Registration is confirmed upon down payment. 50% of party fees are refundable in cancellation occurs at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled party, no refunds thereafter. Membership fees are nonrefundable.

Birthday Party Availability

Saturdays only - Saturday bookings tend to fill up quickly, so please book well in advance.       

Party times are: 10:30am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Party Pricing

$80 Members

$125 Non-Members (includes 1 yr. membership)

Party Animals 

The birthday kid gets to pick out three animals to meet up close and personal! Animal availability is subject to change. Usually, you can choose from the following: owl, hawk, bunny, chinchilla, hedgehog, gecko, frog, toad, snake, guinea pig, bearded dragon, turtle, cockroach, tarantula, scorpion. We recommend choosing at least one animal your child can pet - the birds, tarantula, and scorpion cannot be touched.  Bernice, our tortoise, cannot make appearances at the lodge in cold weather.

More information is provided below. Please call or email Deanna with any questions.

Birthday Brochure(PDF)

Birthday Party Information(PDF)

Party Invitation (PDF)



Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060
Fax: (607) 732-6210



Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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