birthday parties at the grove

Celebrate your child’s adventurous spirit with a Pioneer or nature-inspired birthday party. During a two-hour timeframe, a special program will be led by trained staff with 45 minutes allowed for gifts and treats.

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virtual birthday parties

Celebrate your child’s special day with a virtual party! Invite your friends and family to join us online for special activities and memorable birthday fun!

Wildlife Adventure Birthday Party at The Grove

Looking for a truly different and memorable birthday party experience for your 5-12 year old child?  This is it! Lead by a trained animal handler and naturalist, participants will be introduced to some unique animal residents of The Grove’s Interpretive Center- maybe a creepy crawly, a slithering snake, or even an adorable turtle- while learning the importance of the world’s most amazing creatures in their natural environment. This 1.5 hour program includes an entertaining and informative trail hike.  The fee is $125 for your party of up to 12.  Please note: the maximum number of participants is 12- this number includes our birthday child and any adults in attendance.  We will not allow any group to exceed the maximum number of 12. Wildlife Adventure Birthdays can be reserved Tuesday-Sunday 2:30-4 pm or 5-6:30 pm. Please call 224-521-2114 to reserve a date and time for your party.

  • Safety requirements- everyone is required to wear a mask at all times, use hand sanitizer when arriving at The Grove and periodically throughout the program.
  • Participants will be required to maintain a distance of 6 feet.
  • No one is allowed to touch any of the exhibits or animals at The Grove or in any building.
  • Party meets in The Grove Program Barn. The Grove decorates using animal posters and happy birthday banners. No Additional Decorations will be allowed. No balloons, piñatas, confetti, noisemakers, or chewing gum allowed.
  • Individual cupcakes and drinks are permitted, but no birthday cake or other shared food.
  • Goodie bags may be handed out only as children leave the party.
  • Party will be 1.5 hours long.
  • Scheduling will be Tuesday-Sunday 2:30-4 pm or 5-6:30 pm.
  • Cost is $125 for 12 total participants, including birthday child and all adults.
  • In the event of severe weather, trail hike will be replaced with an alternative, age appropriate activity indoors.

party themes

Celebrate your child’s special day with fun and memorable outdoor or historical experiences! A variety of fun, nature or history themed games and exploration activities are available for children ages 4-12. Choose the best theme for your birthday child when making a reservation. Party activities last 2 hours.

Where: The Grove Interpretive Center, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025

Who: Girls and Boys, ages 4-12

For more information, including fees and availability, please call The Grove at (847) 299-6096.

Letterboxing Quest – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 8+
Combine hiking and treasure hunting to find The Grove’s hidden letterboxes. Experience outdoor fun on the trails by following the clues to the hidden boxes and stamping your journals. Each participant takes home a journal and the know-how to do letterboxing with their families.

Wildlife Adventure – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 4+
Surprise your friends with scaly creatures like snakes or turtles as one of your party guests. Activities include hands-on experiences with animals and artifacts, an animal talk, and a trail walk.

Discovering Dinosaurs – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 4+
Travel back in time to meet the dinosaurs, then return to the present and see their modern relatives. Children get a close-up look at live turtles, snakes, and birds.

Animal Detective – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 5+
Search for signs of animal life along our nature trails and discover the different clues animals leave behind. Make and take a trail guide using rubber stamps to help identify different types of tracks found on our walk and in your own backyards.

Tea Party – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 6+
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a Tea Party. Encourage guests to dress up in party clothes and we’ll provide the fancy hats, decorations, and dishes. Games, stories, and activities have a tea party theme.

Buggy Birthday – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 4+
Bugs and insects are the stars of this party where partygoers will discover creepy crawlers in their natural habitats. Games and a trail walk are included.

Native American Indian Pow-Wow – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 4+
Explore the culture of local tribes with a birthday party at The Grove’s Native American Indian Longhouse. Hands-on games and activities included.

Log Cabin Party – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 4+
Come to our “little cabin in the woods” to experience the life of a pioneer. Step back into a time when chores and daily tasks were done by hand. Find out how pioneers entertained themselves and guests with wooden toys and games.

The Grove


1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 299 6096

Judy Picicco

Environmental Education Supervisor; Education Supervisor at The Grove

224 521 2105

Ashley DeAngeles

Customer Service and Operations Supervisor

224 521 2097

Diane J. Michalski

Recreation Program Supervisor

224 521 2101

The Grove Redfield Estate


1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 298 0095

Redfield Rental Contact

Redfield Rental Coordinator