Birthday Parties and Other Celebrations


Here are a few things you need to consider before booking your special date:

Above all, please remember that the Everglades Wonder Gardens exists for the benefit of the public who come to explore and enjoy our botanical jungle and the peace and tranquility within this special downtown oasis.

All of your guests must be chaperoned appropriately. As such, we require a minimum of 1 adult per 4 children.

Due to the nature of our property, the picnic area is not a confined area.

All of your guests must pay the group rate ($10 for adults and seniors, and $5 for children ages 3-17) and a $50 clean-up fee. Pre-payment for the entire group is required on the party day.

The Birthday Child is free!

You are very welcome to bring tablecloths, plates, food, and cake into the gardens.  We do not supply any food, drinks, paper goods, tablecloths, or party decorations.  We do ask that you clean up and leave the grounds exactly as you found them.  Anything left behind will be disposed of by our staff.

The picnic grove is available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  We have 4 tables that can each accommodate 6-8 people.  Since the Everglades Wonder Gardens is a public space, we cannot guarantee that our visitors will not wander into the picnic area.  One table is not reserved for parties so that our guests can also enjoy the picnic area during your time here.

Birthday Parties in the Picnic Grove must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance by emailing or by calling 239-992-2591.

*If you would like a staff guide to lead your party group on a one-hour tour of Everglades Wonder Gardens, please make sure to submit your request for a tour guide at least three weeks in advance.  An additional $50.00 fee will apply.  Birthday Party Tours are limited to 20 attending.

Wildlife encounters are at the sole discretion of the Zoological staff.  We do not guarantee one-on-one displays or interactions with any of our exhibited wildlife.  Exhibits and displays can change without notice.

Please note:  We do not offer rain checks or refunds due to inclement weather.