The Nature Trails are OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM | NO PETS PLEASE

407 N. La Frenz Rd.
Liberty, MO 64068

At the Martha Lafite Thompson
Nature Sanctuary

Birthday Parties
are Wild

Animal track in mud
Naturalist with snake

Have a birthday party on the WILD side!

The Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary hosts fun-filled nature themed birthday parties all year long. Our parties provide a variety of hands-on activities that are guaranteed to please. The parties are age appropriate and exciting, full of fun nature facts, crafts, hiking, games and more!

With Each Party You Will Get …

Birthday Party Program led by an MLTNS Naturalist

MLTNS Library Reserved:

  • 15 minutes prior to party (for decorating)
  • 30 minutes following party (cake, presents)
  • Time includes set up and clean up time

Access to refrigerator


Prepare for some prehistoric fun as we learn about the reptiles that once walked the earth! This birthday includes making a plaster fossil to take home, exploding a volcano, meeting a distant relative of these amazing giants, and a trail hike to search for dinosaur relatives.

This is one birthday party that is positively prehistoric!


Ages 6-10 only

Partiers will become wildlife detectives and explore the tracks and traces left by our resident wildlife. They will then use models of tracks to decorate a t-shirt or other item (parents provide) with our fabric paints. The party also includes a fun predator and prey game and meeting a live animal.

This party promises to be one fun adventure.


Ages 7 and up ($15 supply fee)

The world around us is magical and full of surprises. At this party guests will learn some amazing spectacles of science! Partiers will also explore some magical science factoids and will meet a live animal. Plus, party goers will make a magical craft.

You’ll have a magically marvelous birthday!

Note: Party offered only May – October

The Nature Sanctuary is filled with amazing insects such as dragonflies, katydids, beetles and more! Spend your party figuring out differences between insects and their friends. We’ll head outside and everyone will have a chance to catch and release some insects and then come inside to make a bug craft.

It’ll definately be a buggy birthday!


Dive into this fascinating group of reptiles and learn what makes them so intriguing. Find out which snakes call Nature Sanctuary home, and enjoy taking a guided walk in search of REPTILES.

Schedule this party for the snake lover in your family. Children will meet some MLTNS snakes, go on a snake search, and make their own reptile craft.

Your party will be a slithering hit!


Partiers will soar above and beyond any normal party to learn about the world of birds. We’ll learn what makes a bird a bird and then head outdoors in search of hawks, cardinals, bluebirds and more! Every child will also make their very own birdfeeder to take home.

Have a Happy Bird-day!

For More Information and to Register

We recommend registering your party at least 2 months in advance to secure the date you want.

Parties can be held Tuesday through Saturday, all year long.

Call 816-781-8598 and ask to speak with a naturalist to register.

Please have the following information when you call:

  • Several possible dates and preferred times
  • Average-group age and number of children
  • Program title

Preschool Parties
Ages 3-6
Cost $130 non-member
$100 MLTNS member
Length: 60 minutes

School Age Parties
Ages 7-10
Cost $150 non-member
$120 MLTNS member
Length: 90 minutes

For quality programming, parties prices are for 12 children and  around 7 adults. $5/child for each additional child. ($15/supply fee for Science Magic)

Please help Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary with a personal donation.