Come celebrate your child’s birthday day by booking one of our themed party packages at Deering Estate! With our unique programs you can experience the unique environments Deering Estate and South Florida has to offer, while having a fun filled day with friends and family.
Come and get your hands dirty with our “demonstration archeological adventure.” This birthday party program introduces young minds to the wonder and fun of archaeology through this hands-on activity.
Step foot into the shallow water of Biscayne Bay and discover the hidden creatures that live in this underwater world. Through a catch and release program, guest will use dip nets to catch the marine critters that call the bay their home. Join us and celebrate your little one’s birthday through this fun, hand-on program!
Explore the magnificent world of insects while on a creature crawl in our natural areas. Explorers will use magnifying glasses, field guides and containers to collect many small wonders and learn about their habitats, adaptations and behaviors.
Explore the park after hours with your guide and a flashlight, as we walk the historic hammock trail searching for nocturnal animals. See how the Estate comes to life at night. Finish up your night with a toasty campfire and s’mores.
TEEN option: Team Building
Team building is all about everyone learning how to work cooperatively and learning what is most important to the team. Individual efforts leads to team success and that is a result everyone can share. Initiative Games enhance a person’s ability to process information and interact with others. It increases problem-solving capabilities while providing fun and exciting outdoor activities. It’s an exciting challenge for both the individual and for the group acting as a team.
2 hour workshop
$15 per participant / 10 participant minimum
Each Party Package Features
2 Deering Estate Party Hosts Reserved area – Royal Palm Grove – includes 4 picnic tables Themed Party Activities 10×10 White Tent
Each birthday package costs $450 and includes admission for up to 20 participants 6-14 years old, 2 adults, two hours with a guide, and one hour party time (children aged three or younger are admitted free). Each additional hour is $100. The cost for any additional guest is $9.35 per person. Maximum number of guests under this Birthday Party Package rate structure is 60 guests. Applicable sales tax is charged (presently 7%). We require a land ratio of 1 adult per 10 participants (1:10) and a water-based activity ratio of 1 adult per 6 participants (1:6).
Birthday Party Packages are designed for groups of up to 60 guests in total (adults and youth). Additional Special Event Rental Rates apply for birthday parties exceeding 60 guests. Please contact the Special Event Coordinator for large parties. The TOTAL Birthday Party Program Fee (BP Program Fee, Additional Guest Fee and Applicable Sales Tax) is due at time of reservation to ensure date and times are secured.
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted as payment. All payments should be made to “Miami-Dade County.” Any payments made within 72 hours prior to the event must be made via cashier’s check or credit card.
Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours prior to the event. Refund requests must be made in writing. Your Birthday Party Program payment will be refunded within 6 weeks less an administrative fee of $20. For cancellations made less than 72 hours in advance of the Birthday Party Program date, refunds will not be granted.
Dates and times are subject to availability. Guests must call ahead to check availability with Education and Interpretive Staff. Birthday parties shall take place during regular park hours only and during an AM or PM pre-scheduled time period. Birthday parties are generally scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays for 3 hours, typically 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM but this time frame is only an example and flexible.
Rice, confetti, glitter, balloons, etc. are not permitted on the Estate. Piñatas need to be ribbon pull and filled with candy or toys only. No stick hitting is allowed. No kites, bikes, balloons, balls, scooters, Frisbees, pets, remote controlled boats or cars, roller blades or skates permitted. Deering Estate staff will set up the themed decorations in advance. Guests will have access to the designated area no more than 30 minutes prior the event. Clean-up will take place no more than 30 minutes after the event.
No alcohol is permitted as part of the Birthday Party Program. Guests are responsible for birthday cake, plates, utensils, food and beverages for guests. Cooking is not permitted; food must be brought in pre-cooked.
For parties of up to 60 guests, please call 305-235-1668 ext. 242. For parties exceeding 60 guests, contact the Special Event Coordinator at (305) 235-1668 ext. 236.