Hidden Oaks Nature Center

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hidden Oaks Nature Center is open for walk-in visitation Monday, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Tuesdays.
703-941-1065 TTY 711
7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia
Nicole Mitchell, MPA
Waterfront Sites and Nature Centers Branch Manager

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center Birthday Parties

Celebrate in nature's embrace at Hidden Oaks Nature Center Birthday Parties! Unlock the magic of your child's special day with an enchanting nature-themed birthday bash. Choose from captivating topics like dinosaurs, insects, reptiles, mammals, or Eastern Woodland Indians and get ready for an unforgettable experience!


Party Highlights:

  • Ages: 3-12
  • Fee: $250 for 16 or fewer children
  • Additional fee of $12 per child beyond 16 participants
  • Maximum children: 24 (Siblings under 12 count)
  • Maximum adults in room: 30

Party Delights:

Embark on a 45-minute journey led by a naturalist, featuring a live animal encounter, creative crafts, and a guided nature walk. Themes can be tailored to your child's passions, making every moment uniquely special.

Party Times:

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with the naturalist session starting at 10:15 a.m. Families can set up food and decorations in the classroom from 9:30 a.m. The exhibit discovery room is open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for partygoers. Other time slots may be available later in the day.


Families provide refreshments, and only designated tables can be used for food and drinks. Supervision and cleanup are the party host's responsibility.

Reservation Steps:

  1. Check availability by emailing kim.young@fairfaxcounty.gov or calling 703-941-1065.
  2. Upon acceptance, complete the party agreement form and submit it with the full fee. Cancellations made more than two weeks from the party date receive full refunds minus a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee. No refunds are made for cancellations within two weeks from the party date. Staff will review the program outline with you upon request.
  3. Arrive at Hidden Oaks by 9:30 a.m. with your party supplies and food. No red colored beverages or alcohol is permitted. 
  4. While decorations aren't necessary, feel free to bring some including table coverings. No balloons, please. 
  5. For more options, check Room Rental information on our webpage.

Let your child's imagination run wild and their birthday dreams come true amidst the wonders of nature at Hidden Oaks Nature Center! 

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