Looking to do something a little off the beaten path for your child’s next birthday? Let them go wild at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center in Marine on St. Croix. Children ages 4 and older, and as many as 14 friends, can enjoy meeting a special guest when their two-hour party begins: This guest is one of the creatures who calls the center home and might include a barred owl, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, tiger salamander or painted turtle. A naturalist then takes partygoers out on the trails to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
Finish the party in the atrium, the perfect place for cake (bring your own) and presents. Party fee is $130; optional party add-ons include a T-shirt for the birthday child ($10) or an embroidered Warner’s patch for each child ($2 each). Lee & Rose Warner Center, 15375 Norell Ave. N., Marine on St. Croix; 651.433.2427.