The Nature of Things

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7 Sugar Hill Road, North Salem, NY 10560
(914) 276-3454

Price Range & Information
  • Prices begin at $265 depending upon location, number of educators and children attending the party. Yes, we travel to NYC and vicinity! Please contact us to discuss. 
  • If you have more than 16 children at your party AND your child attends one of the schools that The Nature of Things visits during the year we are happy to offer you a 5 % discount.

Payment Methods
  • Cash
  • Check

Hours of Celebration
Mon - Sun
9:00am - 9:00pm

Targeted Age

1-16 years


Special Features
  • All parties are held at your home or a site of your choice. We come to you with the animals!
  • We love doing parties outside, but please remember that our reptiles and amphibians cannot be in temperatures under 65 degrees and our mammals and birds cannot be in temperatures over 85 degrees.
  • Animal selection is done at the naturalist/educator’s discretion after speaking with the host family.

Delivery Locations
  • Bethel
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Danbury
  • Darien
  • Easton
  • Fairfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Greenwich
  • Monroe
  • New Canaan
  • New Fairfield
  • Newtown
  • Norwalk
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Shelton
  • Sherman
  • Stamford
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Wilton
  • Atlantic
  • Bergen
  • Essex
  • Hunterdon
  • Mercer
  • Monmouth
  • Morris
  • Sussex
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • City Island
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • Blauvelt
  • Congers
  • Garnerville
  • Haverstraw
  • Hillburn
  • Monsey
  • Nanuet
  • New City
  • Nyack
  • Orangeburg
  • Palisades
  • Pearl River
  • Piermont
  • Pomona
  • Sloatsburg
  • Sparkill
  • Spring Valley
  • Stony Point
  • Suffern
  • Tappan
  • Thiells
  • Tomkins Cove
  • Valley Cottage
  • West Haverstraw
  • West Nyack
  • Ardsley
  • Armonk
  • Bedford
  • Bedford Hills
  • Brewster
  • Briarcliff Manor
  • Bronxville
  • Carmel
  • Chappaqua
  • Connecticut
  • Cortlandt
  • Cortlandt Manor
  • Croton
  • Dobbs Ferry
  • Elmsford
  • Greenville
  • Harrison
  • Hastings
  • Hastings on Hudson
  • Hawthorne
  • Irvington
  • Jefferson Valley
  • Katonah
  • Larchmont
  • Mahopac
  • Mamaroneck
  • Mount Kisco
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Rochelle
  • Ossining
  • Peekskill
  • Pelham
  • Pleasantville
  • Port Chester
  • Pound Ridge
  • Putnam Valley
  • Rye
  • Rye Brook
  • Scarsdale
  • Shenorock
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Somers
  • Tarrytown
  • Thornwood
  • Valhalla
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
  • Yorktown
  • Yorktown Heights

Welcome to The Nature of Things. We are an environmental outreach program that presents quality live animal presentations to schools and centers throughout the greater Metropolitan areas in New York and Connecticut. The program originated in 1982 through the efforts of Deborah and Allan Mumford. Early childhood centers, elementary schools, special needs programs, recreation programs, and senior centers are provided with hands-on and developmentally appropriate science education that features an inquiry-based approach to live animal exploration. Professional naturalists are available weekly, monthly, and annually. We even come to private homes excited to edu-tain young children and their families about the wonders of the natural world!

Wild Animal Parties!
Let The Nature of Things help you celebrate your child’s birthday with animals from all over the globe! In our one-hour adventure, your child and guests will explore animal habitats through a hands-on discovery of the rainforest, desert, woodland, farms, and even the mountains. Birthday party guests will meet an assortment of amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals, and birds. Our hands-on nature experience will fascinate your child as they discover why certain animals are slimy, scaly, creepy, furry, and feathery.

The educators at The Nature of Things carefully utilize developmentally appropriate methods to “edu-tain” the children with approximately 8-10 live animals, stories and artifacts for about one hour. Above all else, The Nature of Things will make this a special day for your child. The birthday child may help to hold some of the animals with the naturalist depending upon their age and capabilities, and will also receive a nature book at the conclusion of the party.

Dr. Mumford continues to do presentations and enjoys providing young 2-5 year olds a unique music/nature experience with her guitar in hand! Young children (and adults!) will enjoy watching the rooster peck at corn seeds as the group sings Old MacDonald!

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