BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT SANDOWAY

Does your little explorer love sharks and nature? Have their birthday party at Sandoway Discovery Center!

Rental Procedure:

Birthday parties are hosted weekends, SEPT-MAY only. Parties are approximately 3 hours. No more than a total of 30 individuals are allowed in the party room (this includes adults and children) and we require a minimum of 10 individuals in a party! In addition to the room use, groups are able to select up to four animal activities for their party! (see below)
A group representative must complete and submit a Birthday Party Reservation Form at least 15 days prior to the event. Rentals will be approved on a first-come-first-served basis, depending on availability.
Facility staff will review the request, and contact you as soon as possible. If the day is available a site meeting will be set up.

At the time of the site meeting, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due. Payment can be made by check, credit card or cash. The Facility Rental Policies and Procedures will be reviewed and the Facility User Agreement/Permit will be signed by both parties and issued to the group representative.

Activities

Crystal Talk

Guests will get an up close and personal encounter with the nature centers resident Blue and Gold Macaw. Note: No guests will be able to touch Crystal.)

Maggie Encounter​

Birthday boy/girl will have a chance to feed and walk Maggie, our resident Gopher Tortoise, while guests learn fun and interesting facts about one of Florida’s “Species of Special Concern”. (Note: Guests will be able to touch Maggie.)

Gigi Encounter

Birthday boy/girl will have a chance to feed and walk Maggie, our resident Gopher Tortoise, while guests learn fun and interesting facts about one of Florida’s “Species of Special Concern”. (Note: Guests will be able to touch Maggie.)

Freshwater Turtle Encounter

Birthday boy/girl will have a chance to feed and watch our resident freshwater turtles while learning fun and interesting facts about them. (Note: Guests will be able to touch the turtles.)

Snake and Lizard Encounter​

Birthday boy/girl will get to hold our resident Corn Snake while learning fun and interesting facts about snakes and lizards. (Note: Guests will be able to hold the snake but not the lizards.)

Shark Tooth Necklace Craft

Guests get a chance to create their own shark tooth necklace. (Additional cost: $5.00 per necklace)

Touch Tank

Guests will get an up close and personal experience with some marine invertebrates such as urchins and sea stars. Guests will have the chance to touch the animals.

Shell Talk​

Guests will learn about shells and other things such as mermaids purses, whelk egg cases, etc. found in the ocean.

Stingray Touch Tank

Guests will get an up close and personal encounter with the nature centers resident Blue and Gold Macaw. Note: No guests will be able to touch Crystal.)

Alligator Meet and Greet​

Guests will get to learn about our resident alligator Chomp and have a chance to touch him.