Wesselman Woods Nature Center

551 N Boeke RdEvansville, IN Phone: 8124790771Email: ggarrett@wesselmannaturesociety.orgWebsite: Visit Website

Birthday parties are wild at Wesselman Woods!

  • Option to book a private party room for up to 3 hours
  • Tables and chairs to arrange as you wish
  • Free party invitations (optional)

Please note that we do not allow balloons on our property or in our nature center building, due to the threats they pose to wildlife.


Party room from 10:00 – 1:00 OR 2:00 – 5:00 with one hour of setup time beforehand.
Use of trails and Nature PlayScape are NOT included with party package.
Group size limit for the party room with no add-on activities is 59 people.

Add-ons for party sizes up to 25 children (35 maximum group size including adults)
$25 for 30 minute animal encounter
$25 for 30 minutes of guided activities
$50 for 60 minutes of guided activities

Available animal guests include a box turtle, a snake, a rabbit, a chicken, or a small owl. Please note that guests will not be able to touch the owl during the encounter.


10:00 – 1:00 OR 1:00 – 4:00
12 kids + 12 adults maximum

Use of small covered outdoor shelter and picnic tables + access to PlayScape
(no animal encounters, guided activities, or add-on guests)

PARTY ROOM + PLAYSCAPE – $75 + $5 per person

PlayScape 10:00 – 11:30 and party room 11:30 – 1:00 (no animals, guided activities or add-on guests)  
PlayScape 2:00 – 3:30 and party room 3:30 – 5:00 (no animals, guided activities or add-on guests)
12 kids + 12 adults maximum

ULTIMATE PARTY PACKAGE – $150 + add-on costs + $5 per person

Full indoor party (room + animal and / or activity) 10:00 – 1:00 with PlayScape access after
Full indoor party (room + animal and / or activity) 2:00 – 5:00 with PlayScape access before

A ratio 1 adult for every 6 children is required to visit the PlayScape before or after your party!

How to Book Your Birthday Party

  • Call ahead to check the availability of your chosen date.
  • Make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Download and fill out our reservation form
  • Return the reservation form to us with your full payment to secure your date.

To make a reservation, or for more information, contact Gena Garrett at 812 479-0771 x102 or