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Celebrate your childs birthday at one of our two parks!

Environmental Education Center
Birthday Party
Choose your theme
'Where the Wild Things Live' or 'Cool Critters'
Theme Birthday Party at the EEC

Join a Naturalist for a fun and educational birthday celebration. Forget the paper cups and plates, the balloons, and party streamers! You bring the cake and guests, and the Naturalist will do the rest with reusable and recyclable materials. For children five years and older, any day between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Birthday parties are usually booked on Saturdays and Sundays. The Environmental Education Center party room is available for parties of up to 15 guests, including host, parents, and siblings.

Party Package includes:
• Two-hour party room rental
• One-hour Naturalist program
• Setup and cleanup
• Decorations and paper goods
• Invitations
• Pre-party tips and suggestions.

Choose a theme: Where the Wild Things Live or Cool Critters and then contact the Environmental Education Center at 908 722-1200 ext. 5332 to make a reservation


Located at 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is sited within Lord Stirling Park and is nestled within 450 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River. A swamp vivarium, and an environmentally based library are located within the Center itself. For birthdays including pony rides, please refer to the information on the right.

Fees for in-county residents $200; Out-of-county $275. A $50 deposit is required. Availability is limited, so please make your reservations early. We recommend calling 4-6 months ahead! E-mail the EEC with any questions or comments.

Lord Stirling Stable
Birthday Party

Host a Funtastic Pony Party for Your Child!

We are currently not offering pony parties.
Please check back.

Child riding a pony.

Parents lead two ponies around the Pony Party Pavilion for the first 45 minutes of the party. Party goers spend the remaining time in the party room, adjacent to the indoor ring.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the party date. Pony Parties are available seven days a week. A maximum of 30 people is allowed.