Birthday Parties For Animal, Science and Nature Lovers

These are parties for kids who love animals and science. The zoo, several riding stables, Museum of Discovery and even a dive shop will give your kids memories that will last a lifetime.
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Humane Society of Pulaski County or Little Rock Animal Village

Humane Society of Pulaski County or Little Rock Animal Village
Both shelters have party options and allow you to interact with the animals.  A popular option is to ask for gifts for the animals in lieu of birthday gifts.

HSP requires a tax-deductible $100 donation for up to 12 people.  They usually host parties in one of the dog parks and provide volunteers to help your kids interact with the animals and learn.  Supplies are not provided.
14600 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock
227-6166

At the Little Rock Animal Village, you get a private Party Room for 2 hours and a tour for a maximum of 20 people. Parties are free, but donations are requested.
4500 Kramer St., Little Rock
376-3067

Price: $100/free with a donation.
Cake: Not included.
Duration: 2-hours
# of guests: 12/20
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Arkansas Museum of Discovery

Arkansas Museum of Discovery offers several themed parties including mad science, safari and dinosaurs.  Theme parties start at $300 and include drinks, plates, forks, napkins, crafting supplies, free admission to the museum for 38.
500 President Clinton Ave #150
501-396-7050 ext 112

Price: $300. Base party price is for 38 guests, additional guests are extra
Cake: Not included.
Duration: 2-hour room rental, after the party you're free to visit the museum
# of guests: 38

More info.
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The Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo has four different party options. Both allow you to explore the zoo after your party. Base party price is for 20 guests, additional guests are extra. Parties come with a visit from at least one ambassador animal, a train/carousel ride, drinks, room rental, a goody bag for all party guests and paper goods.  Additional options are available.
1 Jonesboro Dr
501-666-2406
Price: $325-525, depending on options. Base party price is for 20 guests, additional guests are extra
Cake: Not included.
Duration: 1-2 hour room rental, after the party you're free to roam the zoo
# of guests: 20-30

More info.
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Peabody Park's Ozark Pavilion

Peabody Park is a fun park in downtown Little Rock's Riverfront Park that allows children to explore and invent as they play. The pavilion overlooking many of those open play areas is available for rentals. No amenities are included.
501-371-4770.
Price: $300
Cake: Not provided
Duration: 2 hours
# of guests: No limit

More info.
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State Park System: Pinnacle and Petit Jean

Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Petit Jean State Park both have pavilions you can rent for an outdoor cookout. Rental fees vary (they start at around $40). The parks do not provide birthday party services, but it can be a fun way to spend the day outdoors at an inexpensive cost.
Pinnacle: 501-868-5806
Petit Jean: 501-727-5441
More Pavilions available for rent in Central Arkansas
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Midland Farm

This petting zoo has horse rides and a picnic area.
3406 Midland Road, Alexander
501-590-0784

Price: $300
Cake: Not provided
Duration: 2 hours
# of guests: No limit

More info

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