Birthday parties at the Wildlife Rescue Center are lots of fun, naturally! Parties include a behind-the-scenes peek at our wildlife rehabilitation facility, outdoor exploration on our private nature trail, and a meet-and-greet with one of our education animal ambassadors. Party-goers can create unique nature crafts or enrichment items to keep our animal patients entertained. We have a special gift for the birthday guest of honor and each guest gets a wildlife cupcake! It's the perfect day for young naturalists!

The Wildlife Rescue Center is located in a natural area nestled between Castlewood State Park and Department of Natural Resources land. The close proximity to the Meramec River brings a variety of species to our property including beavers, river otters, waterfowl, shore birds, and more. Party guests will have the chance to explore Center grounds to look for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and the signs they leave behind. During the tour of the rehabilitation facility, party guests will learn all about the variety of wild animals that receive treatment at the Wildlife Rescue Center and gain a new perspective on the secret lives of our wild neighbors.

Program participants must be of Kindergarten age or higher.
For younger children, please consider our family-friendly community events. For more information, visit our Events and Education Calendar.


A two-hour birthday party hosted by education staff for up to 24 children. Party activities and materials include:"
  • A tour of the Wildlife Rescue Center
  • An outdoor adventure on our nature trail
  • A nature inspired art project to take home
  • A visit from an ambassador reptile resident OR a meet-and-greet with one of our domestic rabbits
  • One animal themed cupcake for each child
  • Environmentally friendly decorations and party ware
  • A gift for the birthday child
  • Wildlife Rescue Center birthday invitations to print and personalize at home
  • Upgrade your party package to include environmentally friendly goodie bags at $5 for each bag (please inquire for current contents)


  • Group Size: maximum 24 children
    - We require 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children in attendance.

    - Please note, our party room accommodates a maximum of 30 people, including both children and adults. Larger groups may need to limit adult attendance.

  • Party goers must be of kindergarten age or older. For younger children, please consider our family-friendly community events. For more information, visit our Events and Education Calendar.

  • To schedule your Wild Child Birthday Party:
    - Check our Education Calendar for available dates and times.

    - Email education@mowildlife.org with the following information:
    1. A contact name and phone number
    2. Date and time preference(s)
    3. Expected number of children and their age ranges
    4. Expected number of adult chaperones

    - After checking availability, we will email you a link to register and submit payment. When your scheduling is finalized, you will receive a party confirmation.

  • Payment: At the time of registration, you may choose to pay in full or submit an $80 deposit and pay the remainder on the day of the party.

For more information about education programs at the Wildlife Rescue Center, please call 636-394-1880 ext. 209 or email education@mowildlife.org