Children's Habitat

One unique feature of Bailey Arboretum is our Children’s Habitat which is a certified Outdoor Classroom through Nature Explore of the Arborday foundation. We strongly believe that children need and deserve to spend time in natural environments where they can touch, dig, collect, build, hide, climb and make music.

The Children’s Habitat is a perfect backdrop for children’s parties. We will close the gate for your child’s party so your young guests can have exclusive access to our play areas, climbing trees, picnic tables and meadow. Hosts may bring in prepared food for their guests and may provide entertainment that does not require outdoor electricity. Alcoholic beverages for adults are not allowed in the Children’s Habitat. Hosts are responsible for the coordination of the event, including setup and cleanup; a Bailey staff member may not be available. The Children’s Habitat has 4 children’s picnic tables for your use.

In the event of inclement weather, the date may be rescheduled, or moved into the children’s classroom.

Cost: $300 for three hours for up to a maximum of 50 people (children under age 2 are gratis); additional hours may be added at $100 per hour, with a maximum number of 5 hours.  The party will be completed by 5 pm.