Birthday Party Packages

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What’s Included:

  • 45 min. – 1 hr. program
  • 1 hr. use of reserved space with a Lincoln Marsh host to help serve food and list presents
  • Goody bag item for each child
  • T-shirt and string bag for the birthday child

Party Options

Bugs, bugs, bugs… where are the bugs? Using nets or rolling logs, we’ll search high and low to find out how bugs live. Available April-October.
Come and hike the trails to see what’s blooming. We’ll also plant flowers to bring home. Available May-September.
Discover the magic of bubbles and see how big of a bubble you can make. Available April-October.
Discover the wild things that live in the water! We’ll use nets to dip for critters and see what we can find. Available April-October.
Slime is on the menu as we share in some ooey gooey kitchen science fun. Held at Northside Park Girl Scout or Boy Scout Cabin. Available year-round.
Join us on a high tech scavenger hunt as we search for treasure using GPS units. All equipment provided. Adult chaperones are required for every 5 participants. Available year-round.

Looking to simply participate in a group program for your birthday celebration or create a custom party package? We have the following options available:

Nature Discovery Field Trips: Terrific Trees!, Mouse Walk, Insect-mania, Nature’s Recyclers, Discovery Hikes, Wetland Explorations

Nature in Your Classroom: The Unhuggables: Nature’s Super Heroes, Winter Adaptations, Insect Investigations, Marsh Mysteries, Who’s The Wise Bird?, Those Amazing Animals!

Outdoor Adventures: Geocaching, Orienteering, Snowshoeing, Canoeing

Nighttime Nature Programs: Owl Prowl, Night Hike, Campfire Magic

Challenge Course: Teams Course, High Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Power Pole, Crate Climbing


  • Wheaton Residents: $125 for up to 15 children
  • Nonresidents: $150 for up to 15 children
  • Custom Party: Cost of program plus $70 for up to 15 children
  • Additional Guests: $5 each up to a maximum of 20 children
  • Additional Birthday Child: $10
  • Additional Rental Time: $25 per ½ hour
  • Add a Campfire: $40 for 1 hour, optional add-on of $1/person for hot chocolate and marshmallows

How do I make a birthday party reservation?

  • Pick your birthday party option and decide on any add-ons.
  • Choose several dates in the event that your first choice is not available.
  • Contact the Lincoln Marsh Office at 630-871-2810 for additional information and reservations.
  • Reservation information will be emailed to you prior to your party. Review it carefully and call us as soon as possible if anything is incorrect or changes (i.e. number of participants).

NOTE: Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance; earlier reservations are appreciated and recommended.

Additional Details:

  • Renters are responsible for decorating, food, tableware, and basic cleanup. Bring trash bags to pack out any garbage. Failure to return the reserved space to its original condition will result in an additional charge.
  • Parties at Lincoln Marsh are held entirely outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, an indoor option may be available depending on theme and availability of facilities.